KARACHI Pakistans former first class umpire Sadiq Khan earned the rare honour of supervising matches of the USA Womens Cricket Championship organised recently in the San Fransico Bay area of California, according to information received here Thursday. He is the first trained Pakistani umpire who was invited to appear in the championship in which five teams from across the States took part. Sadiq Khan is the Pakistan Cricket Board certified umpire who had passed a number of umpires courses organised by the PCB over the years. He was in the national umpires panel for a number of seasons. He, a few years back, migrated to the USA where he had been in constant touch with the game at city and county level. Five teams Atlantic, New York, North East, Western Chargers, Western Firebirds appeared in the championship. Each team played two matches over three days. The North East team stood out and took the top honours. But the other four teams had respectable showings and it came down to net run rate for determining the runners-up. This went to the local team, Western Firebirds as they warded off a challenge from the New York team in the final calculation. This was a fantastic tournament for the USA Cricket Association as we hosted some great players who showed us their best. From this pool of women, we are selecting the players who will represent the USA in Canada next month during the ICC Americas World Cup Qualifier Tournament, said Raj Padhi who is the USACA Director for the Western Region which organised the event. Following players won different awards on tournament level. Best fielder: Erica Rendler, Firebirds Best wicketkeeper: Catherine Crowe, New York Best bowler: Beulah Pidakala, Atlantic Best batter: Indomatie Goordial-John, North East Most valuable player: Indomatie Goordial-John, North East Champions: North East Runners-up: Western Firebirds Third place: New York Fourth place: Atlantic Fifth place: Western Chargers.