Canada names squad for Kenya clash

Sat, Aug 8, 2009 2:19 PM

Canada names squad for Kenya clash
Cricket Canada has named its squad for the ICC Intercontinental Cup against Kenya at King City in Ontario.

Ashish Bagai will return as skipper, playing his first ICC Intercontinental Cup match in over two years, although other big names including John Davison (work), Geoff Barnett (injury) and Ian Billcliff (personal) will not be available.

Three players who are in the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier side are included in the squad including Rustam Bhatti, Hiral Patel and 15-year-old Nitesh Kumar.

"We had a decent tour of Europe and have set a good foundation to build upon... Canada has some great young talent and we are keen to see what they can do against top Associate opposition," said Pubudu Dassanayake, the Canada coach.

ICC Intercontinental Cup squad - Ashish Bagai, Umar Bhatti, Qaiser Ali, Rustam Bhatti, Rizwan Cheema, Khurram Chohan, Sunil Dhaniram, Jimmy Hansra, Sandeep Jyoti, Shaheed Keshvani, Nitesh Kumar, Hiral Patel, Abdool Samad, Henry Osinde, Zameer Zahir.

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