With Jamaica missing several key players through injury and selection for the West Indies, Canada would have been hoping to cause an upset. As it was, they lost by nine wickets thanks to some excellent bowling and wicket-keeping.
Jamaica bowled well and took wickets regularly after Canada chose to bat first. Only skipper Sunil Dhaniram got a start with 24 as Canada were bowled out 104. Andrew Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with 4/36, whilst Keith Hibbert was in fine form behind the stumps, taking six catches.
Jamaica lost Horace Miller early in their run chase but had no trouble chasing down their target in the long run. Brenton Parchment (50) and David Bernard (40) led them to the target, remaining unbeaten as Jamaica won bynie wickets in the 21st over.
In the other matches of the day, the Leeward Islands beat Barbados by 62 runs and Trinidad & Tobago beat the USA by 6 wickets. Canada will next be in action tomorrow when they take on hosts Guyana.
Jamaica beat Canada by 9 wickets
Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana, 17 November
Canada 104 (36.5 overs, A Richardson 4/36)
Jamaica 108/1 (20.5 overs, B Parchment 50*, D Bernard 40*)