Canada has departed for the 2014 under 19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai. The team led by Nitish Kumar will play in Group D with Zimbabwe, South Africa and West Indies. Canada beat Zimbabwe in their last appearance in the u19 World Cup on the way to their best ever finish at the tournament.
Nitish Kumar – Captain (Ontario)
Arman Kapoor – Vice Captain (Ontario)
Sudeepta Aurka (Alberta)
Nikhil Dutta (Ontario)
Amanpal Gillar (British Columbia)
Stephan Joseph (Ontario)
Anikit Joshi (Ontario)
Abraash Khan (Ontario)
Farhan Malik (Alberta)
Trevor Manoosingh (Manitoba)
Stephan Rajasingham (Ontario)
Yug Rao (Ontario)
Vasu Shah (Manitoba)
Talha Sheikh (Ontario)
Keenen Tinto (Ontario)
Ingleton Liburd - Head Coach
Sanjay Thuriasingam - Assistant Coach
Scott Stranger - Physiotherapy
Keith Deonaraine - Match Analyst
Wijay Senithirajah - Manager
Cricket Canada Vice President Amit Joshi was pleased with the team's preparation and wished them well as they left.
"U19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai is a wonderful opportunity for our promising young players ,who are best in Canada ,to compete against the top cricketing countries in the World. We are lucky to have such vast talent within the country but the credit must go to these players, parents, and their coaches for all the efforts and practice that the players have gone through
Our junior program development initiatives included a summer camp, NCL participation and Canada Cup in the last two years and these events have been a huge bonus especially helping national selectors pick the best players from all over Canada. We have been also successful in finding ways to expose a good portion of these junior players to top level competition in other countries where cricket is played year around. Two players who were part of the senior team have just returned from New Zealand and we are positive that experience has helped them gain momentum and perform at the top level."