There would appear to be some confusion as the ICC released the Bermuda Squad a day after the Bermuda Cricket Board released a team to compete in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifiers.
The journey to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA continues, Bermuda opens her doors to host the from September 30th to October 7th, 2023.
In the ICC Press release today, the Bermuda Squad is as follows: Delray Rawlins, Kamau Leverock, Terryne Fray, Charles Trott, Dominic Sabir, Sinclair Smith, Zeko Burgess, Derrick Brangman, Tre Manders, Jarryd Richardson, Malachi Jones, Macquille Walker, Allan Douglas. II, Cejay Outerbridge, Josclyn Pitcher.
However, the Bermuda Cricket Board released a team yesterday as follows: Delray Rawlins (c), Derrick Brangman, Zeko Burgess, Terryn Fray, Kamau Leverock, Tre Manders, Jarryd Richardson (wk), Dominic Sabir, Sinclair Smith (wk), Alje Richardson, Allan Douglas II, Cejay Outerbridge, Macquille Walker, Charles Trott
Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, and Panama will battle it out in a double round-robin format, over six days to earn a place in the 2024 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup – the biggest one yet, featuring 20 teams in total.
Bermuda will look to continue their good form after winning the Sub Regional Qualifier, using their home advantage to return to the biggest stage in men’s T20 cricket, after their historical appearance in 2007.
Canada, arguably the favorites of the event, will look to confirm this and seal their ticket to a new World Cup participation.
Fara Gorsi, ICC Regional Development Manager – Americas said: "It is exciting to have the regional final that will determine the region’s last spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. This is obviously a special World Cup for us in the Americas, as it will be hosted in our region jointly by the USA & the West Indies”.
“All four teams have proved to be competitive, and we look forward to a high standard event. The ever-progressing hosts, Bermuda Cricket Board, have worked tirelessly to ensure they deliver a world-class final tournament for the region. A huge thank you and acknowledgement of Calvin Blankendal and his team.”
Calvin Blankendal, CEO of the Bermuda Cricket Board said: “Bermuda is delighted to have the opportunity to host the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in the island.
“We are excited to host our first ICC tournament since 2019. We are certain that the event will be second to none, with passion and love for the game that you won’t find easily anywhere else.
“We also believe it is a great opportunity for us to get back to the biggest stage as we aim to participate in the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024”.