PHILIPSBURG/ ST. MAARTEN: Another team has been bought for the Maq Cricket59 tournament that is taking place in the St. Maarten in early November.Businessman Aqeel Ahmed Khan has decided to invest in the Simpson Bay Pelican team as he wants to help build cricket on the Island.
Khan is an investor coming all the way from South Africa. He brings a wealth of experience in the business and management field as he has investments not only in South Africa but China as well. Hailing from Durban in South Africa, Khan wons the Royal Touch company in South Africa and Cultureal Exports company out of China. One of the major brands under his control is Chookie Beauty.Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), Mahammad Qureshi speaking about the purchase said: “Again here is another cricket love and businessman putting his money where his mouth is. When I spoke to him, all he wanted to do was to assist cricket on the Island after the hurricane they suffered a while back and he is now on board.“We are happy that we have now sold two teams and we are in the process of selling the next three. We want to build cricket in St. Maarten and we intend to work very hard to assist the cricket administrators on the Island in taking the game forward.”Qureshi who has invested a lot of money into the development of cricket in America is now extending his hand by assisting cricket in the West Indies. “We are so close to West Indies cricket that we always want to assist. We are working with the former West Indies player Adam Sanford in St. Maarten to take the game of cricket to the next height. This is the second tournament we are sponsoring on the Island for this year which says something.“We have also forged a good relationship with the St. Maarten Cricket Association and we went in there recently to bring coverage of the Nagico series on their behalf.”