USA team to play Jamaica Cricket Board XI
A United States Invitational XI is set to take on the Jamaican Cricket Board XI in a Twenty20 match at the new Trelawny Stadium on Saturday. Jermaine Lawson, Daren Powell and David Bernard are the only players in the home team with test experience in the Jamaican squad, but they should still provide stiff opposition for this years Americas Championship runners up. The match will test out the new stadium which will host the opening ceremony and warm up games for next years World Cup.
The USA squad features six Jamaican born players, and will be captained by former Guyana player Steve Massiah, and includes Lennox Cush, who was a member of the Guyana team that won the recent Stanford 20/20 tournament in Antigua. The youngest member of the team is 19 year old Duane Nathaniel, who played for the USA at this years Under 19 World Cup.