ICC Americas or ICC Americas World Team You Decide
Following the ICC Americas Cricket Combine, www.islandstats.com can reveal that not one player outside the USA or Canada has made the team that will play in the West Indies Cricket Board NAGICO Super50 in January 2016.
With this news the Bermuda Cricket Board along with other Associate members in the region should be calling asking questions. The team will represent the ICC Americas, but a closer look at the team it looks as if it is a World Select.
It is no secret that the majority of the Canadian and United States of America players are from the other side of the earth, namely Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India, but not to be outdone they also have Caribbean players as well.
The Americas Region is in tatters both on and off the field and this release just shows that certain segments of the Cricketing World only want a certain group to play, this comes on the heels of the ICC Development Committee agreeing with ICC Americas to eliminate the lone international women’s tournament in the Americas region and forego a spot at the World Cup Qualifier.
ICC Americas Team for West Indies Cricket Board NAGICO Super50
Akeem Dodson - USA Alex Amsterdam - USA Sanial Ahmed - USA Hammad Shahid – USA Hamza Tariq – Canada Jeremy Gordon – Canada Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan – USA Muhammad Ghous – USA Navneet Dhaliwal – Canada Nitish Kumar 0 Canada Ruvindu Ginesekera – Canada Srimantha Wijeyeratne – Canada Steven Taylor – USA Timil Patel – USA Timroy Allen – USA Reserves David Pieters – USA Fahad Barbar – USA Jasdeep Singh – USA Nikhil Dutta – Canada Saad Bin Zafar - Canada
Monday, October 05, 2015
Canada Cricketers Fighting Is It A Regional Thing?
Cricket in the Region has gone well off course, the West Indies have suspended their coach, United States of America are suspended from the ICC, the World witnessed the incident filmed by www.islandstats.com at Lord’s in St. David’s and now word has reached us that a Team Canada player allegedly assaulted at Winnipeg Cricket Match.
A Winnipeg cricket Tournament turned violent recently during what was supposed to be a friendly match at Assiniboine Park.
Abdul Haseeb, a Winnipegger who played for the National Under-19 team in Bermuda earlier this Summer, said he was hit twice by another cricket player after a dispute on the field.
Winnipeg police confirmed they were called to the cricket match around 4 p.m. and a man was arrested for assault.
The fight broke out after Haseeb, 18, refused to play for one of the teams in the Annual Tournament, he said, "We call it an International Tournament," said Haseeb. "I was supposed to be playing for Pakistan, like, the team named Pakistan, but I decided not to play for them because they already had enough players that day."
Haseeb wanted to play for Team Canada, he said, but the captain of the Pakistan team refused to let him join the other team.
"I was okay with that. I was just simply questioning them on why I wasn't allowed to play for the other team," he said.
"And this guy from nowhere comes into the conversation, arguing with me, telling me to go away when I'm not even talking to him."
The man who slapped him was a cricket player from a team that wasn't playing that day, Haseeb said.
"He doesn't hit me once, he hits me twice. He keeps trying to hit me back, but I'm like trying to push him back."
Hammad Khan was one of the cricket players who tried to break up the fight.
He was shocked at what he saw, he said.
"We're just out here to have fun, enjoy good cricket, and I get a chance to play against a quality player, representing Canada -- that's how I was looking at it," Khan said.
Haseeb said he called police because he wants to prevent similar incidents in the future.
"Cricket is a sport that has no physical contact, and it's the most friendly sport. We call it a gentleman sport," he said.
Haseeb said the stress is the last thing he needs as he prepares to play with Team Canada at the 2016 Cricket World Cup in February.
The man accused of assaulting Haseeb has been released on a promise to appear in court on a future date. Police didn't release his name.
Haseeb also launched a complaint with the Manitoba Cricket Association.
He wants the player either suspended or banned from playing the sport.
"I want to make sure this never happens again, because if this can happen to me, to a National player, this can happen to anybody."
Sunday, October 04, 2015
The Wait For ICC Amercias Team Continues
Leverock in Action
The ICC held Phase 2 of the ICC Americas Combine to select a team to participate in the WICB NAGICO Super50. A week has since passed and the Americas Team has not been selected.
Reliable sources have said that USACA is refusing to release it’s National Players to the WICB. Most of the final 26 players that are up for selection after the Combine are USA national players.
As of now there is a standstill as USACA has not met as a board to discuss the matter as well as other pressing events.
Although we are yet to hear anything from Phase 2 of the ICC Americas Combine, www.islandstats.com can confirm that the squad was trimmed down from 33 to 26 names, with only Kamau Leverock the only Bermuda player to advance.
The final 15-man squad will soon be announced to see who will represent the ICC Americas in the WICB Nagico Super50.
On the final day of the Combine the players played a 13 vs. 13 match, with Leverock team scoring 270/9 in 50 overs Leverock batting at number 7 scored runs off deliveries, hitting 1 four and 1 six.
Leverock and his teammates then bowled the opponents out for 108 in 32.1 overs, Leverock finished with figures of 4-1-13-1.
His wicket came when he caught and bowled Shiva Vashishat for 2.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Nesbeth To Have Sussex Trials
The Bermuda Cricket Board confirmed that Leilanni Nesbeth has been nominated to trial for the Sussex County Girls Under 15 squad next month.
Nesbeth will be assessed by the Sussex county coaches on several aspects of her cricketing ability, from batting, bowling, fielding, athleticism, how she responds to feedback, decision making and many other areas throughout the trials.
President of the Bermuda Cricket Board Lloyd Fray, congratulated Nesbeth on her selection, “This will be a wonderful opportunity for Nesbeth to test her level of cricket against some of the top girl cricketers in the region. Being nominated for such a prestigious squad is an honor in itself and we wish her all the best in the upcoming trials.”
In the last ten years, the Sussex Women’s team have won the County Championship six times, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2013. The Women have also reached the County T20 semi final in the last three years, winning the national final in 2012.
In 2011 the Sussex age groups had a most successful season, with the Under 17s winning the County Championship, the Under 11s winning the Arundel Festival, the 13s were runners up in the County Championship final and the under 15s reached the semi final of the County Championship.
Also Sussex had the most girls selected for the Junior Super 4s in 2011, which consists of the best 48 under-19 players. Sussex had 11 players selected for this.
In 2012 the Seniors became T20 National Champions, the Under-17s London & East Region T20 Champions, the Under-15s were placed 6th in the County Championship and the Under-13s attained 3rd place.
There are currently two Sussex players in the England set up - Georgia Elwiss and Sarah Taylor, Arran Brindle having retired from international cricket at the end of the 2013/14 Ashes series.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Bermuda World Cup Qualifying Team - Bermuda Masters Round Up
Bermuda 2005 ICC World Cup Qualifying Team Win by 5 Wickets
Bermuda Masters 102 Bermuda 2005 ICC World Cup Qualifying Team 103/5
The Bermuda masters were in trouble from the start in this game batting first they were bowled out for 102, fans witnessed some unbelievable tactics used by the Bermuda 2005 ICC World Cup Qualifying Team captain Janeiro Tucker when he put all the fielders behind the bat leaving Sammy Robinson with an open field to play too. Robinson could not score off Ryan Steede’s first over and when Malachi Jones bowled his fourth over the captain pulled everyone behind the bat again with the exception of one fielder in the covers, Robinson looking to score only succeeded in skying the ball to the one man in front of the bat. Kyle Lightbourne was the Bermuda Masters top scorer with 30, while Jones was the pick of the Bermuda 2005 ICC World Cup Qualifying Team with figures of 4-1-8-4.
In reply Wendell White led the Bermuda 2005 ICC World Cup Qualifying Team to victory scoring 43 not out, while Robinson led the Bermuda Masters bowling attack returning figures of 5-1-20-2.