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Mahoomood "Mo" Ally is a dynamic marketing/management executive with over 35 years of outstanding accomplishments in sales, management, marketing and the sport of cricket.He arrived in the U.S. 1960 and went college in Minnesota. While there he started the first cricket team in Minnesota then moved to Florida, where with the help of some Trinidadians, he started the first cricket club in Miami in 1971.
A life-long cricket aficionado with domestic and international playing experience, Ally is the founding member/fundraising chairman for United States Cricket Federation (USCF), former vice president, past president of Cavalier Goldies Cricket Club of South Florida, former captain of Executive Cricket Club of South Florida and team manager of the Caribbean Masters of Florida. As fundraising chairman for USCF, he was instrumental in raising $10,000 that took the US cricket team on a tour of Antigua. Ally next moved to North Carolina, got land to build a cricket ground in Gastonia, NC, where he international cricket team from Capetown, South Africa in August 2011.
He is the president of the American Cricketer magazine which was established in 2003. He co-founded the company that runs the magazine to highlight the status of cricket in the United States. As a publisher, he oversees the production of the bow popular quarterly and manages its sales and circulation division. Occasionally he writes major features in the publication.
In 1995 to 1998, he was president of the American Cricket Promotions, a company which he co-founded to promote the sport throughout the United States and the Caribbean. In this position he conceptualized and developed the first " LegendsWeekend" honoring former test cricketers. The first was former West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs. Two years later (1998), he did it again, this time saluting two other former West Indian spin greats, Sonny Ramadin and Alfred Valentine. He brought it 24 former Test players for the event.
To promote the Legends Weekend, Ally developed event magazines and was responsible for its logistics, promotions, opening reception, gala finale, cricket matches, media campaign, merchandise, concessions, travel arrangements, and volunteer management. The entire proceeds from the week-long event were donated to United Way of Gaston County to help combat childhood obesity. Ally who holds a Master of Business Administration & Marketing, University of Minnesota, a Bachelor of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN degrees, and General Certificate of Education, University of London, England, is an avid cricketer, golf and tennis player, snow skier and world traveler.