On November 4, the U.S. National Cricket team will host Pakistan for two T20 matches at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill.
With the USA Cricket Association (USACA) currently under suspension by the ICC, the matches will only have the status of exhibition games. The matches were made possible due to the fact that Pakistan is currently touring the West Indies for a series of one-day internationals.
Among the big names on the U.S. team are Erica Rendler from San Jose, who switched from softball to cricket with much success, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Ashok and Gita Venkat.
The Pakistan team, led by Sana Mir, the country’s most successful captain in the women’s game, includes veterans such as Nain Abidi, Javeria Khan and Marina Iqbal, as well as several promising youngsters like Anam Amin and Rabiya Shah. Masood, who played first-class cricket in Pakistan before he moved to the United States more than three decades ago, believes the women’s game is becoming more popular in the country.