Cotton Tree’s star bowler Waqar Hassan aims to top charts in AJM T20

Cotton Tree Die Hard star bowler Waqar Hassan is a man on a mission, as he aims to top the wicket charts at the upcoming AJM T20 tournament, which bowls off on February 24 at Bush Lot Sports Complex, West Berbice.

Hassan, who ended with 17 wickets in the AJM second-division tournament last December, and won the best-bowler accolade, said he is also aiming to contribute with the bat.

“Well, the last tournament was very competitive, and I really enjoyed the game with [the] ball, especially with those five-wicket hauls. I’m looking forward to dominating again this tournament, not with the ball alone, with the bat as well.

“The last AJM tournament I had a five-wicket haul along with a four-wicket haul as well.
I am mostly a left-arm spinner that contributes in the bottom order with the bat as well, but during the tournament I did not have many opportunities with the bat, but I dominated with the ball,” Hassan said.

Hassan also continued his form after that AJM tournament, where he played the Jafarally T20 final against Achievers ‘B’ and he was the best bowler and man of the match with figures of 4-27.

In the AJM final, which was held on Boxing Day, Hassan had 2-10 from four overs, a Player-of-The-Match effort.

“From my perspective I want to take the game more serious[sic] and yes, looking forward to win another title and be the leading wicket-taker [in] this tournament,” Hassan added.

Four teams in the West Berbice area will be on show at the AJM Mash It Up T20 tournament on February 24: namely AJM defending T20 champions Cotton Tree Sports Club, D’ Edward Sports Club, Achievers ‘A’ and Bush Lot Sports Club.

The day’s activity will commence at 09:00hrs and the final will be played under lights. There will be big screen, commentary and live scores at the venue with Crown Vibes International providing sounds.

This tournament promises a CPL atmosphere, the organisers have promised. Cheerleaders will be on show, in addition to other side attractions.

AJM Enterprise aims to develop cricket in the West Berbice area and provide quality entertainment to the cricket-loving population.

This event is sponsored by AJM Enterprise and Jumbo Jet and is powered by Banks DIH Limited.