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CANADA READY FOR ICUP ENCOUNTER

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THE IRISH TOUR
ICUP & ODI SERIES
Rathan Moorthy | Cricket Canada
September 12, 2011
KHURRAM CHOHAN HEADLINES CANADA'S SEAM ATTACK

Canada’s Irish tour will officially commence tomorrow with its final Intercontinental Cup fixture of the year.  The regular entanglement with highly rated Ireland is one of Canada’s best rivalries on the associate tour.

Follow the match with Cricinfo’s LIVE coverage starting Tuesday morning at 5:30am EDT.

Interim Coach Ingleton Liburd was positive heading into tomorrow's contest from Observatory Lane. 

" The team is in good spirits and confident going into the match … We had a good outing in the warm up match which helped the team acclimatize to the wet and cool conditions in Ireland. ”

Canadian captain Amarbir (Jimmy) Hansra concurred with his coach’s positive assessment.

“ We’re upbeat and ready for the Irish.  The conditions suit our swing bowlers and we have the ability to take twenty Irish wickets. ”

Hansra continued and discussed the depth of experience in his squad.

“ I’m happy with the young squad and its mix of senior experience in bowling and batting respectively.  Everyone is focused and geared up for the series and we will put forth our best effort. “

Canada’s pace battery will be without veteran seamer Henry Osinde who was unable to depart with the touring party due to an unspecified travel document issue.  As such, the responsibility of securing Canada’s bowling fortunes will be on the shoulders of Khurram Chohan and Harvir Baidwan.  Promising Canadian u19 seamer Manny Aulakh is expected to make his first class debut and along with all-rounder Rizwan Cheema, will round out the seam quartet.

Ruvindu Gunasekera
(59) and Hiral Patel (36) both got starts in Canada’s warm up match vs Leprechauns CC and will look to continue the trend.

TOUR NOTEABLES

09.12.11 | 10:00am EDT | ICUP preparations for both teams have been affected by adverse weather conditions.  Unusually high winds have meant practice was conducted indoors. FORECAST

09.09.11 | 1:00pm EDT | Canadian paceman Henry Osinde was unable to depart with the team from Toronto on Thursday evening due to an unspecified travel document issue.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Warm-Up Match - SCORECARD
Canada XI vs Leprechauns CC
September 10th, 2011 | 12:00pm Local | 07:00am EDT
North Kildare CC, Kilcock

Intercontinental Cup Fixture CRICINFO LIVE
September 13th – 16th, 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin

Associate ODI League (STREAMED LIVE)
September 19th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

September 20th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

TOURING SQUAD

Amarbir Hansra (Captain) BC, Rizwan Cheema (Vice Captain) ON, Harvir Baidwan ON, Usman Limbada ON, Hamza Tariq AB, Henry Osinde ON, Hiral Patel ON, Junaid Siddiqui ON, Zeeshan Siddiqui MB, Ruvindu Gunasekera ON, Khurram Chohan AB, Maninder Aulakh BC, Nitish Kumar ON, Zahid Hussain ON.

Interim Coach: Ingleton Liburd
Manager: Johnny Bujan
Physio: Jason Israelski