Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) named a 17-man squad for the upcoming Pepsi ICC Americas U19 Division 1, to be held at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, February 6 - 13, 2011. The team will be narrowed down to fourteen with three standby players on Friday.
Bermuda head coach David Moore is confident that this squad can challenge the rest of the field.
"It has been a very difficult process in paring the squad down to 17 and it will be even harder to get it down to 14," said Moore.
"All the players in the squad have worked very hard and have shown their commitment to training, improvement and representing Bermuda. The selected squad augurs well for the future of elite cricket in Bermuda with a good mix of experience and enthusiasm.
"There are already a number of athletes that have played National team cricket, including Joshua Gilbert, Christian Burgess, Kevon Fubler, Damali Bell and Kamau Leverock. Their experience, mixed with the up and coming younger players, will be very important if this team is to be successful in the Americas qualifiers and beyond to the World Group Qualifiers.
"As we are in a strong region I expect that most teams in this tournament will be very close in natural ability, but as with most under age tournaments, it will be those teams and players that work hard and make the correct decisions at important times that will get through to the next stage."
Team: Joshua Gilbert (Captain), Kamau Leverock, William White, Kevon Fubler, Tre Manders, Greg Maybury, Damali Bell, Kamel Easton, Christian Burgess, Lateef Trott, Mackih McGowan, Jaloni Albouy, Shaquille Jones, Joshua Commissiong, Kwasi James, Sherwin Hall, Antonio Darrell.