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MCGILL UNIVERSITY NAMES TEAM FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIP

RYERSON AND YORK TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL
March 7, 2012

 

2010 Champion's York university highlight Canada's entries into the 2012 American College Cricket Championship to be held in Florida next week. York will be joined by 2011 Semi-Finalists from Ryerson as well as McGill University.
 
McGill University has played a remarkable role in sports in USA & Canada. First it was pivotal in the development of (American) football in 1874
 
Then in 1875 the first hockey game was played, involving mostly McGill students, who also devised the first hockey rules. In a connection to cricket, shortly after hockey goalies began using cricket leg pads.
 
Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was a McGill student. Cricket was also played on campus at McGill in the 1800s, and there was a cricket field in the middle of the campus for over 100 years.
 
McGill Cricket ROSTER :                                           
 
Shoaib Ahmed Nasir (Captain) ,Saad Ahmad (Vice Captain) ,Sheikh Saad Yousaf ,Mohit Kulkarni ,Shanil Perera ,Atin Ramola ,Omaid Tanoli ,Mustafa Haris Shaikh ,Malik Waleed Tariq ,Osmar Riar ,Mir Abid Ali ,Ahmad Rashid
 
Canada's Univerisy Championship CANUCRIC will be held in August in Toronto.