Xavier Marshall Named In USA Team For CWI Tournament
The USA Men’s National Team will tour Antigua later this month to compete in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super50 tournament.
Team USA will join the six CWI franchises (Barbados Pride, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Island Volcanoes, Jamaica Scorpions, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Guyana Jaguars), Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners and two English county sides – Hampshire and Kent. Given the level of competition this event provides, this is a great opportunity for the USA squad to continue to develop as a unit and build on the momentum from the past several months
The U.S. Men’s Selection Panel has made several changes, largely at the top-order, from last year’s tour to the Middle East. Chairman of Selectors, Ricardo Powell said: “Upon return from Abu Dhabi and Oman, we were keen to develop our batting unit and Coach has been working very closely with small groups of national players over the past several weeks to fine tune our skills in this department.
“I am confident the group selected will wear the red, white and blue with pride both on and off the field.”
USA Project Manager, Eric Parthen, said: “We are grateful for the opportunity afforded to USA Cricket by CWI to compete in this tournament. Our team will benefit immensely from this experience and I encourage the entire community to follow our digital assets to support the U.S. players.”
Team USA will arrive in Antigua on January 27 for training and preparation before the first match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on January 31.
The team named by the U.S. Men’s Selection Panel is listed below:
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The schedule is listed below:
January 31, 2018: USA v Leeward Islands Hurricanes
February 2, 2018: USA v Guyana Jaguars
February 6, 2018: USA v Jamaica Scorpions
February 8, 2018: USA v Kent
February 10, 2018: USA v Leeward Islands Hurricanes
February 12, 2018: USA v Guyana Jaguars
February 16, 2018: USA v Kent
February 18, 2018: USA v Jamaica Scorpions
February 21, 2018: Semi Final 1
February 22, 2018: Semi Final 2
February 24, 2018: Final
ESPN3 will feature nine (9) live matches from the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) in Antigua. The specific matches to be televised will be announced in due course. Team USA play two (2) matches at CCG – Leeward Islands Hurricanes on January 31 and Jamaica Scorpions on February 6.