ICC announces Americas Regional teamOctober 7, 2015
New York: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced the ICC Americas Regional team, which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super50 tournament.
A 15-man squad, plus five reserves, was selected following the ICC Americas Cricket Combine that took place in Indianapolis from September 20 to 27. Over 90 players took part in the Combine, while several hundred players were assessed as part of an online application process.
The Combine coaching staff included ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh, former Indian international Venkatapathy Raju, internationally renowned America fielding coach Mike Young and several coaches from Associate Member countries within the ICC Americas region.
“We’d like to thank all the players and coaches involved in what was a unique process to select the team,” said ICC Americas High Performance consultant, Tom Evans.
“There is an exciting amount of talent in the region, and we are looking forward to helping the players selected, and those that missed out this time, continue to improve,” he added.
The selected players are Akeem Dodson (USA), Alex Amsterdam (USA), Danial Ahmed (USA), Hammad Shahid (USA), Hamza Tariq (Canada), Jeremy Gordon (Canada), Mohammad Ahsan Ali Khan (USA), Mohammad Ghous (USA), Navneet Dhaliwal (Canada), Nitish Kumar (Canada), Ruvindu Gunesekera (Canada), Srimantha Wijeyeratne (Canada), Steven Taylor (USA), Timil Patel (USA), Timroy Allen (USA). Reserves: David Pieters (USA), Fahad Barbar (USA), Jasdeep Singh (USA), Nikhil Dutta (Canada) and Saad Bin Zafar (Canada).
The player leaders and team coaching staff will be announced at a later date.
The best performing ICC Americas players during the Nagico Super50 could receive an opportunity to trial for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).