ICC Americas Regional Team

ICC Announces Team To Compete In WICB Nagico Super50

News October 7, 2015 admin 0

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the ICC Americas Regional team, which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super50 tournament.

Fahad Babar is a surprise omission from the 15 players named.

Fahad Babar is a surprise omission from the 15 players named.

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.”

The full list of selected players is provided below:

Name Country
Akeem Dodson USA
Alex Amsterdam USA
Danial Ahmed USA
Hammad Shahid USA
Hamza Tariq Canada
Jeremy Gordon Canada
Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan USA
Muhammad Ghous USA
Navneet Dhaliwal Canada
Nitish Kumar Canada
Ruvindu Gunesekera Canada
Srimantha Wijeyeratne Canada
Steven Taylor USA
Timil Patel USA
Timroy Allen USA
David Pieters USA
Fahad Barbar USA
Jasdeep Singh USA
Nikhil Dutta Canada
Saad Bin Zafar Canada

The player leaders and team coaching staff will be announced at a later date.

“I am really thankful to the ICC and WICB for this opportunity,” said Canadian batsman Ruvindu Gunesekera.

“It’s exciting to be selected in the squad for this event and I look forward to representing my country and the region with pride and taking it up to the best players in the Caribbean.”

The best performing ICC Americas players during the Nagico Super50 could receive an opportunity to trial for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).