Guyanese Imraan Khan and Naveed Ali have both had a reasonably fruitful 2016 season of Canadian League Cricket. The duo turned out for Lankans Cricket Club in the Toronto District Cricket Association’s 2nd division tournament.The new ball pair of Khan and Ali helped their team finish in the top of the division to secure a playoff spot, but that was not enough to see them to the finals as rain washed out their playoff game with only one over bowled.
Khan, a right handed batsman and left arm seamer /orthodox spinner hails from Wakenaam Island , Essequibo. He was the leading wicket taker and run scorer for Lankans Cricket Club in his 4th year representing this club. Khan accumulated 473 runs from 15 innings at an average of 33.79 with 5 half centuries and a highest score of 87 vs Ghaznavi CC, with the ball he captured 30 wickets from 16 games with best figures of 4-15. He also represents Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club in the Scarborough Cricket Association’s Elite Division where he tallied 92 runs from 7 games with a highest score of 84. He was more so used as a left arm spinner in the elite division capturing 13 wickets with a best of 3-23.
Ali, a right handed batsman and right arm seamer/off spinner, is from West Demerara and represents the Muslim Youth Organisation Cricket Club in the GCA Tournaments in Guyana. He turned out for Ambassadors Cricket Club for the 3rd year running and for a debut season with Lankans Cricket Club tallying 381 runs from 15 innings across 2 leagues at an average of 33.6 with 3 half centuries and a highest score of 87 vs Go Green Cricket Club. In the bowling department he managed to grab 26 wickets in 16 games with best figures of 4-29.