By John L. Aaron
The USA Cricket Association today announced a fourteen-man squad for the ICC Pepsi World Cricket League Division 4 Tournament, scheduled for August 12-22 in Bologna, Italy.

A strange inclusion of 44 year-old Nasir Javid. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

The squad is Steve Masiah (Captain), Sushil Nadkarni, (Vice Captain), Aditya Tharagarajan, Adrian Gordon, Carl Wright, Kevin Darlington, Khawaja Usman Shuja, Lennox Cush, Muhammad Asad Ghous, Nasir Javed, Orlando Baker, Rashard Marshall, Steven Taylor, Timroy Allen, along with Clayton Lambert (Coach) and Imran Khan (Manager).

The six nation tournament will see Argentina, Cayman Islands, Nepal, Tanzania, USA and hosts Italy, do battle for promotion to Division 3 in the ICC divisional standings and a chance to compete in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

Team USA will depart for Italy on Monday, August 9 and engage in net practice sessions until the first match scheduled against Nepal on Saturday, August 14. Tanzania is next on Sunday, August 15 followed by a rest day and then the USA takes on Cayman Islands on Tuesday, August 17.

Hosts Italy engages the USA on Wednesday, August 18 followed by another rest day, before the USA vs. Argentina. the finals are set for Saturday, August 21.

Team USA departs for home on Sunday, August 22.