Canadian Under 19 Squad for ICC Americas World Cup Qualifier
The Canadian squad has been named for next week's ICC Americas Under19 Regional tournament. Most of the 21-players in the original Under-19 have trained and practiced in the Greater Toronto Area over the last two weeks, thanks to assistance from the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in providing facilities and various parents in providing lunches. The squad includes 13 players from Ontario with an emphasis on players from the Toronto and District Cricket Association (T&DCA). Jaskeerat Khalon from Alberta is the other member of the squad.
Abishek Krishnamoorthy (Overseas CC, T&DCA) has been named captain, with Khrishna (Chris) Monohar (Cavaliers CC, T&DCA) as vice-captain. Courtney Gonsalves has been coaching the squad, assisted by Abdul Majeed and Pubudu Dassanayake. The team lost to Brampton Masters, playing under the Under-23 colours in the T&DCA Premier Division, and lost to the touring Trinidadian leading club team Powergen on Tuesday (August 7).
Canada plays Argentina (Aug 14), Bahamas (Aug 16), Cayman Islands (Aug 17) and Bermuda (Aug 18) in this junior tournament. Canada and Bermuda would be expected to battle for the World Cup spot, being the two ICC High Performance countries in this tournament. The USA won the qualifier two years ago but the US Cricket Association is under suspension by the ICC due to administrative issues. Admission is free.
Canadian Squad: Abishek Krishnamoorthy (Captain), Khrishna (Chris) Monohar (vice-captain), Rustrum Bhatti), Usman Iqbal, Riyazkhan Pathan, Arsalan Qadir, Pratik Patel, Asif Manjra, Hasan Raza , Kevin James, Majid Usman, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Khusal Gangopadhyay (all Ontario) and Jaskeerat Khalon (Alberta)
Canadian Women's Squad
Veteran Ave Morgan (Ontario) has been named captain of Canada's women's cricket squad for the Americas Regional Tournament being played between August 20 and 24. Kim Coulter (British Columbia) is the vice-captain. The games are at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario.
A Trinidad and Tobago side heads the participants, with Bermuda and Argentina completing the four-team line-up. Bermuda qualified for the next stages of the women's world cup by beating Canada 2 games to 1 last September.
Tony Cordle, a stalwart of Glamorgan cricket in the County Championship, has been named coach. Eight members of the squad are from British Columbia, the other six from Ontario. Canada open against Trinidad & Tobago on Monday August 20), plays Argentina next day and completes its schedule against Bermuda on Wednesday August 23. The Trinidad & Tobago side meets an Americas XI on Friday August 24, with remaining players appearing in a Rest of Americas 'A' v 'B' match. Admission is free.
Canadian Squad: Ontario-based players: Ave Morgan (captain), Janet John-Doree, Monali Patel, Mona Persaud, Yvette Singh, and Vadeo Sproxton.
British Columbia-based players: Kim Coulter (vice-captain), Claire Abbott, Chelsea Baker, Meara Crawford, Shelley Fathers, Helene Gaffney, Joanna White, and Maree Wilson.