Tue, 12/08/2015

South Africa to open title defence against host Bangladesh in Chittagong


·       48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016.


Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong.


The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930 local time. The Super League semi-finals and final will have reserve days.


For the first time in the history of this competition, ICC will produce live broadcast coverage of an unprecedented 20 matches. The matches which will be shown around the world by ICC broadcast partner, Star Sports and its licensees. include four from Chittagong, nine from Mirpur and seven from Fatullah. In the 2014 event in the UAE, Star Sportsand its licensees had broadcast 11 matches, while 10 matches each were televised from the 2008, 2010 and 2012 events in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia respectively. More details on broadcast coverage of the event will be announced in due course.


This increased broadcast coverage is a clear reflection in the enhanced profile of the event, which is billed as the platform for future stars. This claim can be substantiated by the fact that nine of the 10 current Test captains have previously played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, while Pakistan’s One-Day International captain Azhar Ali participated in the 2002 tournament in New Zealand.


Announcing the schedule, ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup an event which provides talented youngsters an early taste of international cricket in a global setting. Countless players have come through this event, and emerged shortly afterwards on to the international arena.


“It is at this tournament that the players also receive important education on topics such anti-doping and anti-corruption, which provides them a head start on the challenges that lie ahead for professional sportsmen.


“Bangladesh has staged a number of ICC events in the past and all these have been hugely successful because of the passionate and enthusiastic crowds as well as high quality playing facilities.”


According to the event format, the 16 sides have been equally divided into four groups of four each, with the top two from each group progressing to the Super League stage and the bottom two to feature in the Plate Championship.


Apart from the 10 Test playing countries, six Associate and Affiliate Member sides – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal and Scotland – will also participate after winning the various regional qualifying events.


Reflecting on his time at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, said: “I played in the 2006 event and it prepared me for the international stage. So, when I went to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 the following year, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect.


“The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is like a dress rehearsal for the senior level.  It is the first stepping stone for every international cricketer. You can actually get a reasonable picture of the future. The genuine articles, the ones that are going to proceed to the next level and beyond can be identified here if you take a good look.”


Tournament website

Click here for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 website


Previous winners


1988 – Australia

1998 - England

2000 - India

2002 – Australia

2004 – Pakistan

2006 - Pakistan

2008 - India

2010 – Australia

2012 - India

2014 – South Africa










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New Zealand






Warm-up matches


22 Jan – West Indies v Scotland, Fatullah; South Africa v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

23 Jan – Pakistan v Nepal, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v New Zealand, BKSP-2; Afghanistan v Australia, BKSP-3; India v Canada, BKSP-4; England v Namibia, CDVs, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, ZACS, Chittagong

24 Jan – South Africa v West Indies, Fatullah; Scotland v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

25 Jan – Afghanistan v New Zealand, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v Nepal, BKSP-2; Australia v Canada, BKSP-3; Pakistan v India, BKSP-4; Zimbabwe v Namibia, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Bangladesh, ZACS, Chittagong


Tournament matches


Group matches

27 Jan – England v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; South Africa v Bangladesh*, ZACS, Chittagong

28 Jan – Australia v India*, Mirpur; New Zealand v Nepal, Fatullah; Pakistan v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Sri Lanka v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

29 Jan – Zimbabwe v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v West Indies*, ZACS, Chittagong; Scotland v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main)

30 Jan – India v New Zealand*, Mirpur; Australia v Nepal, Fatullah; Sri Lanka v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Pakistan v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

31 Jan – West Indies v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (second)

1 Feb – India v Nepal*, Mirpur; Australia v New Zealand, Fatullah; Afghanistan v Canada, SICS, Sylhet

2 Feb – West Indies v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (second)

3 Feb – Pakistan v Sri Lanka*, Mirpur


Plate Championship

4 Feb – Plater quarter-final 1 (AA3 v DD4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 3 (DD3 v AA4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

5 Feb – Plate quarter-final 2 (BB3 v CC4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 4 (CC3 v BB4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

7 Feb – Plate play/off semi 1 (loser PQF1 v loser PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main)

8 Feb – Plate semi-final 1 (winner PQF1 v winner PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate play/off 2 (loser PQF2 v loser PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

9 Feb – Plate semi-final 2 (winner PQF2 v winner PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

10 Feb – Plate play/off for 13th/14th positions (winner plate play/off semi-final 1 v winner plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main)

11 Feb – Plate play/off for 15th/16th positions (loser plate play/off semi-final 1 v loser plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second

12 Feb – Plate final (winner plate semi-final 1 v winner plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main); plate play/off for 11th/ 12thpositions (loser plate semi-final 1 v loser plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second)


Super League

5 Feb – Super League quarter-final 1* (AA1 v DD2), Mirpur

6 Feb – Super League quarter-final 3* (DD1 v AA2), Fatullah

7 Feb – Super League quarter-final 4* (CC1 v BB2), Mirpur

8 Feb – Super League quarter-final 2* (BB1 v CC2), Fatullah

9 Feb – Super League semi-final 1* (winner Super League quarter-final 1 v winner Super League quarter-final 4), Mirpur; Super League play/off semi-final 1* (loser Super League quarter-final 1 v loser Super League quarter-final 4), Fatullah

10 Feb – Super League play/off semi-final 2* (loser Super League quarter-final 2 v loser Super League quarter-final 3), Fatullah

11 Feb – Super League semi-final 2* (winner Super League quarter-final 2 v winner Super League quarter-final 3), Mirpur; Super League play/off 7th/8th positions* (loser Super League play/off semi-final 1 v loser Super League play/off semi-final 2), Fatullah

12 Feb – Super League play/off for 5th/6th positions* (winner Super League play/off semi-final 1 v winner Super League play/off Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

13 Feb – Super League play/off four 3rd/4th positions* (loser Super League semi-final 1 v loser Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

14 Feb – Super League final* (winner Super League semi-final 1 v winner Super League semi-final 2), Mirpur


*Denotes matches that will be broadcast live

Mon, 11/30/2015

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking an individual who can execute on its vision to become the top Associate cricket nation, and in particular, significantly grow participation and the popularity of cricket in Canada.


As the governing body for cricket in Canada and an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council, CC understands the importance of grassroots development to sustainably improve Canadian cricket.


This role will have a particular focus on growing male and female participation and ensure there is a sound junior participation pathway to nurture this talent.




1.      To increase the number of regular junior cricketers in Canada through the sustainable growthof the current CCKids Program

2.      Increase number of females involved in cricket programs and playing in organized competitions

3.      Assist the General Manager with other domestic development initiatives and competitions

4.      Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and growth of grassroots programs




·         A relevant tertiary degree/diploma

·         L2 cricket coach

·         Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check

·         Thorough understanding of Canadian schools environment

·         Understanding of best practice junior development strategies

·         Passionate, positivity and energetic

·         Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present to groups and influence change

·         Advanced IT skills across major Microsoft Office and Google programs, email and internet

·         Adaptable to change, self-driven and results-oriented

·         Proven success in:

  • Delivering entry-level schools, junior, youth cricket programs
  • Educating teachers and volunteers
  • Organising tournaments and events
  • Sales and relationship management

o   Managing employees to achieve results

o   Working with a wide range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds




·         Full-time, reporting to the General Manager. Based in CC’s Toronto Office.


If you meet the requirements, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you will excel in this role to: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org

Applications close: Tuesday December 15, 2015

Tue, 10/13/2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the ICC Americas Regional team, which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super50 tournament.


A 15-man squad, plus five reserves, was selected following the ICC Americas Cricket Combine that took place in Indianapolis from September 20 to 27.  Over 90 players took part in the Combine, while several hundred players were assessed as part of an online application process.


The Combine coaching staff included ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh, former Indian international Venkatapathy Raju, internationally renowned America fielding coach Mike Young and several coaches from Associate Member countries within the ICC Americas region.


“We’d like to thank all the players and coaches involved in what was a unique process to select the team,” said ICC Americas High Performance consultant, Tom Evans.


“There is an exciting amount of talent in the region, and we are looking forward to helping the players selected, and those that missed out this time, continue to improve.”


The full list of selected players is provided below:




Akeem Dodson


Alex Amsterdam


Danial Ahmed


Hammad Shahid


Hamza Tariq


Jeremy Gordon


Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan


Muhammad Ghous


Navneet Dhaliwal


Nitish Kumar


Ruvindu Gunesekera


Srimantha Wijeyeratne


Steven Taylor


Timil Patel


Timroy Allen



David Pieters


Fahad Barbar


Jasdeep Singh


Nikhil Dutta


Saad Bin Zafar



The player leaders and team coaching staff will be announced at a later date.


“I am really thankful to the ICC and WICB for this opportunity,” said Canadian batsman Ruvindu Gunesekera.


“It’s exciting to be selected in the squad for this event and I look forward to representing my country and the region with pride and taking it up to the best players in the Caribbean.”


The best performing ICC Americas players during the Nagico Super50 could receive an opportunity to trial for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Tue, 10/13/2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the squads and schedule for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which will take place from 15 to 22 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The five teams competing in the event are regional runners-up Ireland (Europe), Nepal (Asia), Papua New Guinea (East-Asia Pacific), Uganda (Africa) and USA (Americas) and they will be bidding to win the tournament and book the final remaining place in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which takes place from 22 January to 14 February 2016.

Uganda Head Coach Henry Okecho believes that it is important to start well as the side bids to qualify for its third U19 Cricket World Cup, having previously qualified for the 2004 (Bangladesh) and 2006 (Sri Lanka) tournaments. “We are eagerly looking forward to competing in Kuala Lumpur this week and hopefully hit the ground running. We are well aware that the conditions will be a great challenge but we feel that we have prepared adequately and should handle these conditions pretty well and the mental fluctuations that will come with it. This is a very important tournament for cricket in Uganda as we look to qualify and play in our third U19 World Cup.”

Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata, whose side faces Papua New Guinea in the opening round in Kinrara Oval on Friday, said: “We feel now the Nepalese team is mentally strong as well as physically fit and over the last two months our team has been very hard working in preparation. We played some practice matches in Delhi following an official invitation from BCCI.  It is a great opportunity for the U19 national cricket team to become the final qualifier and our main target is to qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.”

Dipak Patel, the former New Zealand international and current Head Coach of Papua New Guinea hopes that his side can book its passage to India. “The PNG Garramuts are looking forward to the challenge in Kuala Lumpur. They have worked very hard in PNG with very limited resources and game-time. The squad have spent a few days in Singapore acclimatising and getting some invaluable preparation and we've had mixed results. Importantly, they're learning a lot and are continuing to grow as cricketers. We are comfortable that the squad has prepared well and we’re looking forward to the games.”

One of the many players keen to make a positive mark and help his nation qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is Ireland captain Jack Tector who is hopeful of a successful tournament in what he admits will be challenging conditions. “As a group we are massively excited for the tournament. It gives us the opportunity to improve even further on the good things we did in Jersey. Kuala Lumpur sounds like a great place to play cricket and it will provide us with much different conditions to back home. Fortunately a good few of our squad have been to Sri Lanka so we have an idea of what we will be facing weather-wise. Flying out earlier gives us a chance to acclimatise and experience the conditions we will be playing in. For every member of our team this is the biggest tournament we have played in to date so obviously there will be a few nerves about, but we cannot wait to get started.”

Tournament Schedule:

15 October – Nepal v Papua New Guinea (Kinrara Oval), Uganda v USA (Royal Selengor Club)

16 October – Papua New Guinea v Ireland (Kinrara Oval), Nepal v Uganda (Royal Selengor Club)

17 October – Reserve/Rest Day

18 October – Papua New Guinea v Uganda (Kinrara Oval), USA v Ireland (Royal Selengor Club)

19 October – Nepal v USA (Kinrara Oval), Uganda v Ireland (Royal Selengor Club)

20 October – Reserve/Rest Day

21 October – Nepal v Ireland (Kinrara Oval), Papua New Guinea v USA (Royal Selengor Club)

22 October – Final (Kinrara Oval), 3rd & 4th Place Play-Off (Royal Selengor Club)


Match Officials: Graeme La Brooy (Match Referee), Tabarak Dar, Vinay Kumar Jha, Sarika Prasad (Mentor Umpire), Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Ian Thomson, Kalidas Viswanadan



IRELAND: Jack Tector (captain), Rory Anders, Andrew Austin, Varun Chopra, Sonny Cott, Adam Dennison, Aaron Gillespie, Joshua Little, Gary McClintock, William McClintock, James Mitchell, Tom Stanton, Lorcan Tucker, Benjamin White


NEPAL: Raju Rijal (captain), Kushal Bhurtel, Sunil Dhamala, Sushil Kandel, Yogendra Singh Karki, Saurabh Khanal, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Shankar Rana, MD Arif Sheikh, Dipesh Shrestha, Rajbir Singh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Sunar, Prem Tamang


PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Sinaka Harry Arua, Ovia Boge, Jack Dairi, Arua Gau, Doura Iruna Gavera, Harry Christopher Gavera, Lohia Guba, Vagi Guba, Vagi Miria John, Vagi Karoho, Vagi Boko Kora, Sere Sam, Lou Vagi Toua, Nou Mavara Ako Toua


UGANDA: Derrick Bakunzi (captain), Brian Adriko, Frank Akankwasa, Zephania Arinaitwe, Trevor Bukenya, Joseph Byaruhanga, John Gabula, Abdalah Lubega, Simon Okecho, Collines Okwalinga, Ashiraf Senkubuge, David Wabwire, Steven Wabwose, Kenneth Waiswa


USA: Alexander Shoff (captain), Mohak Buch, Srihari Dasarathy, Kushal Ganji, Tohidul Islam, Vivek Narayan, Gaurav Patanker, Arjun Patel, Sagar Patel, Sahil Patel, Keifer Phill, Anup Rao, Gauranshu Sharma, Anirudh Srinivas

Thu, 10/01/2015

At the end of the Cricket Canada U16 tournament held in August 2015, a number of young players were identified for further development. These players were put forward by a panel including coaches from each participating Province. In order to improve the standard of its National tournaments, Cricket Canada have encourage the Provincial bodies to work towards improving the overall skills of these players who are all eligible to play in the 2016 U17 Canada Cup. The U17 Canada Cup is used as a platform for selection to the Canadian National team for the ICC Americas and Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.  

Cricket Canada is in the process of revamping its High Performance program and will also hold specialist training camps with the identified players over the next year.

The players identified are:

Prabal Sharma, Kanwar Channa, Parney Sharma, Rommel Shazzad, Umar Ahmed, Shome Tervidi, Yax Patel, Fathoor Rehman, Harsh Atwal, Pieter Pretorius, Abaan Khan, Abubaker Muhammad, Akash Gill, Kaiwan Naress, Aran Pathmanathan, Arslan Khan, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Emanuel Khokhar, Faisal Jamkhandi, Gurkaran Dhami, Krishen Samuel, Maahil Arshad, Marcus A Nandu, Matthew B Seepersaud, Meigha A Perera, Nashed Uddin, Nikhil Sharma, Rahmankhan Pathan, Randir Sandhu, Raquib O Shamsudeen, Shrujal Patel, Ashtan Deosammy, Ebaduddin Mohammed, Harmanjeet Bedi, Kevin Gilotra, Moazam Quereshi, Mohammad Adil, Nicholas Manohar, Rishiv Joshi, Uzad Ali, Badar Bahkt

Mon, 09/28/2015
Cricket Canada Eastern T20 formerly Atlantic T20 did get off to at start with a revised schedule based on 10-overs per side at the Loyalist Rugby Club in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After a round robin format where all teams had an opportunity to play against each other, Quebec & Nova Scotia with virtue of all wins, perfectly set up the Final. Quebec and Nova Scotia also played what was essentially the final to conclude the tournament, and a strong fielding & bowling effort from Nova Scotia gave them the championship.  
Quebec Cricket Federation were the runners up with Cricket Newfoundland & Labrador taking the third spot followed by hosts Cricket New Brunswick & PEI Cricket Association. Cricket Canada would like to thank all volunteers & management at Cricket NB for being amazing hosts and to all teams for providing a very exciting competition.
Tue, 09/22/2015

Phase One of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Cricket Combine concluded this evening in Indianapolis. Top amateur cricket talent from Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United States participated in the three-day showcase, held at the Indianapolis World Sports Park, along with regional and international coaches.

Close to 70 players were evaluated with eight players selected to participate in Phase Two of the Combine, which will take place September 25-27. An additional four players were provisionally selected to participate in Phase Two.

ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Courtney Walsh coached fast-bowlers and led one side in Monday’s Twenty20 intra-squad match. “It has been very competitive,” said Walsh. “The way they are playing over the past three days, you’d think they had played together before…the intensity they have shown has been tremendous.”

The Combine began Saturday morning, when prospects participated in athletics testing with staff from St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. St. Vincent Sports Performance has been involved with the National Football League Combine since 2001. Following testing, players received coaching and evaluation on their bowling, batting, and fielding at the World Sports Park.

“This is a great opportunity. There’s a lot of talent here,” said Timroy Allen, one of the players selected to participate in Phase Two.

Opposite Courtney Walsh was former Indian international Venkatapathy Raju who worked largely with the spinners over the previous two days.  “These men, they’ve got the skills and the ability to play cricket at a high level. They just need the fine tuning,” said Raju. “This Combine is the right direction to go, for the players and for cricket in the Americas.”

“Over the last couple of days, with all the coach’s involvement and the involvement of the ICC and WICB, the Combine effort is going to be a huge success. I think it’s a step in the right direction. Everyone involved has gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

The ICC Americas Cricket Combine is the second international cricket event hosted at the World Sports Park this year.

“I was overwhelmed when I saw the facilities. I’ve never seen anything like this in the U.S. before. I’ve been blown away by what I’ve seen,” said Walsh. “Obviously the people of Indianapolis are very sports oriented and very sports crazy.”

Players moving on to Phase 2:


Timroy Allen


Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan


Jeremy Gordon


Jasdeep Singh


Alex Amsterdam


Anirrudh Reddy Saddi


Danial Ahmed


Prumjot Panesar



Provisional players include:


Krishneal Goel


Shiva Vashishat


David Pieters


Srimantha Wijeyeratne



Phase Two will commence Friday, September 25 at the World Sports Park, when a pre-selected group of the best cricketers in the Western Hemisphere will join the eight players advancing from Phase One. For a roster of the players previously invited to Phase Two visit the ICC website.  Players selected will participate in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super 50 tournament in January 2016.

The schedule for Phase Two is as follows:

All times in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4:00)

Thursday, Sept. 24: Media event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25: ICC Fan Event with select players and coaches at the Marriott East in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. Public is welcome.

Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27: Twenty20 and 50 over cricket matches from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Tue, 09/01/2015

Cricket Canada is proud to present the Western Canada Women's T20 Championship. This event will be held in Calgary, Alberta on 5th & 6th September, 2015.


Alberta Cricket Association Women's Coordinator Salman Naseer said "we are happy to host this prestigious tournament.  I envision the Cricket Canada Western Women's T20 tournament as an opportunity to foster a strong united cricket community through the camaraderie of sportsmanship".

Sentill Selvamani, Cricket Canada Director said “this will be an important event to enable the identification and fostering of national talent across Canada”

Cricket Canada is in the process of partnering with CCO to facilitate a similar tournament for the Eastern region in the month of September, 2015.

Alberta and British Columbia will contest the three match series with one match being played on the first day and while the second day will see two matches. Matches will be played at the Riley Large Park, 800 12th Street NW, Calgary.

Match schedule is as follows:

Saturday 5 September  

First T20 game will start at 2pm

Sunday 6 September

2nd T20 game will start 9:30 am 

3rd T20 starts at 2pm.

Tue, 08/25/2015

Players and Coaches from across the Americas region selected for their chance to impress

 The International Cricket Council (ICC) listed its squad for Phase 1 of the ICC Americas Cricket Combine that will be held in Indianapolis, USA from September 18– 21.

A select number of players from Phase 1 will be added to Phase 2 of the Combine that will take place in Indianapolis from September 24 – 27.  An ICC Americas representative team will then be selected to play in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super 50 tournament in January 2016, after which the best performing players could receive an opportunity to trial for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

An online application process was launched in June for Phase 1, with eligible players encouraged to submit information and videos highlighting their performances.  Several hundred applications were received and assessed by a coaching panel coordinated by ICC Americas High Performance Consultant, Tom Evans and ICC High Performance Manager, Richard Done, and 83 players have been selected.

Six coaches from within the ICC Americas Region were part of this panel, and will also attend the Combine to work alongside West Indies great Courtney Walsh and internationally renowned fielding coach Mike Young.  The regional coaches include Derek Perera, Errol Barrow, Rupert Stephenson (Canada), Anand Tummala, Thiru (Kenny) Kumaran (USA) and Lorenzo Tucker (Bermuda).

In announcing the squad, Evans said: “We were encouraged by the amount of interest in the online process and the quality of applications received, while I’m sure the selected players will now be striving for a place in Phase 2. 

“We’re looking forward to an exciting week in Indianapolis, and with the support of Courtney, Mike and a talented group of regional coaches, it should be a great experience for everyone involved.”  

Lautaro Musiani Argentina
Tomas Marinozzi Argentina
Chare Smith Bermuda
Ammar Khalid Canada
Arman Usman Canada
Hardik Patel Canada
Harsh Thaker Canada
Hiral Patel Canada
Jeremy Gordon Canada
Khan Saqib Canada
Mohammad Akhtar Canada
Parth Desai Canada
Rayyankhan Pathan Canada
Salman Nazar Canada
Shaheed Keshvani Canada
Srimantha Wijeyeratne Canada
Trevor Manoosingh Canada
Ramon Sealy Cayman Islands
Abhijit Joshi USA
Abhimanyu Rajp USA
Adil Bhatti USA
Ahmed Butt USA
Alex Amsterdam USA
Anirrudh Reddy Saddi USA
Apurva Nair USA
Arjun Thyagarajan USA
Arsh Buch USA
Asghar Sheikh jr USA
Charan Singh USA
Danial Ahmed USA
David Pieters USA
Dhulian Pereira USA
Dunae Oswald Nathaniel USA
Elmore Hutchinson USA
Francis Mendonca USA
Gauranshu Sharma USA
Glenn Meyer USA
Imrul Hashib USA
Jaideep Reddy USA
Japen Patel USA
Jasdeep Singh USA
Jason Thomas Fox USA
Javein Thomas USA
Jodhbir Singh USA
Karan Ganesh USA
Karan Patel USA
Karanjit Singh USA
Karteek Kankanala USA
Krishneal Goel USA
Kushal Ganji USA
Kyle Neathery USA
Marcel Caen Healy USA
Mohsin  Kapadia USA
Mrunal Patel USA
Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan USA
Nilkumar Patel USA
Noman Iftikhar USA
Pavan Kumar Chakravarthy USA
Pranay Suri USA
Pratik Dudhane USA
Prumjot Panesar USA
Raj Bhavsar USA
Rakesh Kumar Karn USA
Ranvir kumar USA
Ravi Timbawala USA
Ritesh Kadu USA
Ryan Carter USA
Ryan Persaud USA
Sharaz Baksh USA
Shayan Ahmed USA
Shiva Vashishat USA
Sidhesh R Pathare USA
Sumon Bari USA
Suneel Kumar USA
Syed Shuja Naqvi USA
Tanzir Ahmed USA
Timroy Allen USA
Usman Rafiq USA
Vibhav Altekar USA
Vishal Khatri USA
Waleed Ahmed USA
Zachary Zadoo USA
Zaheer Saffie USA


Sun, 07/12/2015




Canada Finish Tournament Undefeated


USA qualify for Repechage


Canada defeated Bermuda by 90 runs on the final day of the ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championships in Bermuda today.


After losing the toss, Canada were bowled out for 202 in the 49th over, and in turn dismissed Bermuda for 112 to cap of a dominant tournament.


In overcast conditions at St David’s Cricket club, the Bermudian bowlers were on top early as the Canadians struggled to get going. Micah Simons and Chare Smith bowled tight in the early stages, restricting Canada to 2-46 in the 16th over. Thursaanth Anantharajah played a patient innings, joining forces with Harsh Thaker to keep the scoreboard ticking along. Bermuda were in need of a breakthrough, which came thanks to skipper, Delray Rawlins, as he dismissed Anantharajah for 58 off 102 deliveries. Thaker continued his rich vein of form, pass 50, before falling to Charles Trott for 67.


Rain interrupted the match in 47th over, and upon the return, Canada threw away their wickets to be dismissed for 202. Simons picked up four wickets for Bermuda, while Rawlins, Smith and Trott had two apiece.


The Bermudan innings started with heavy black clouds overhead and the batsmen we slow to get going. Jade Morrisey was dismissed early as the Bermudans struggled to rotate the strike. When Azande Furbert was dismissed in the 14th over, the score was 3-17. From here, the innings would only get worse. Muhammad Khan picked up another two wickets, while Haseeb picked up his third when he trapped Charles Trott on the crease for a duck. At 7-32, Bermuda were in need of a miracle, however this never eventuated, as they were dismissed for 112.


Harsh Thaker picked up his second Man of the Match for the tournament, for his 67 and 2 wickets. Thaker was also awards Batsman of the tournament, as well as tournament MVP for his outstanding tournament. Thaker scored 261 runs from his 4 innings, with a top score of 121 and an average of 65.23. With the ball, Thaker took 5 wickets, including best figures of 3-38.


Bermuda’s Chare Smith was awards the bowler of the tournament as capturing 13 wickets at 10.15, which Sarbjot Sivia was awarded wicketkeeper of the tournament.


By finishing second, USA qualified for the repechage event to be held later this year, while Canada earnt a position at the U19 Cricket World Cup. Additionally, Canada will travel to Jamaica on the 20th July to participate in the WICB U19 Regional Tournament.


Scores in Brief:

Canada v Bermuda

Canada 10/202 from 49.1 overs (Thaker 67, Anantharajah 58, Simons 4-21)

Bermuda 10/1112 from 36.2 overs (Outerbridge 26, Haseeb 3-20, Thaker 2-2)

Canada won by 90 runs

Man of the Match: Harsh Thaker (Canada)



Tournament Standings:


ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championship - BERMUDA 2015
DAY 6  
Team Played Won Lost No Result Points NRR Runs Runs
For Against
Canada 4 4 0 0 8 0.995 989 790
USA 4 1 3 0 2 -0.124 856 759
Bermuda 4 1 3 0 2 -1.057 527 823