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A FOCUS ON YOUTH IN IRELAND TOUR SQUAD

CANADA'S TOUR OF IRELAND
ICUP & ODI SERIES
Rathan Moorthy | Cricket Canada
September 2, 2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to release its 14 man touring squad for the ICUP and ODI tour of Ireland, which commences September 13th, 2011.

The squad, led by Amarbir (Jimmy) Hansra, will depart Toronto on September 8th for Dublin after playing a 2-day warm-up match in Toronto on September 6th and 7th at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City.

In partnership with Cricket Ireland and the ICC, both ODI’s in the series (September 19th & 20th) will be streamed LIVE on gocricketgocanada.com.

Back in the touring squad is 17-year-old batting phenom Nitish Kumar, who missed Canada’s August home series with Afghanistan while representing Canada u19 at the Global u19 Qualifiers.  Kumar, having relocated to the UK, where he will study at Repton School in Derbyshire, is joined by some of Canada’s equally outstanding young talent in wicket keeper batsmen Hamza Tariq and Usman Limbada, both fresh off match winning partnerships in the Etihad Summer Festival.

Making his first official senior team tour selection is 19 year old British Columbia seamer, Manny Aulakh.  Aulakh was the leading wicket taker at the Global u19 World Cup Qualifiers in Ireland and recently helped lead his domestic provincial side to the National League T20 Western Division title in Edmonton.

Aulakh will join the usual suspects of Canada’s experienced seam quartet, consisting of Henry Osinde, Khurram Chohan, Harvir Baidwan, and batting all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.

Chohan and Baidwan both spent much of their summer’s in UK conditions playing league cricket in Yorkshire and Sussex respectively.

SCHEDULE

Intercontinental Cup Fixture
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