WORLD'S OLDEST INTERNATIONAL SPORTING RIVALRY RETURNS
2012 AUTY CUP TOUR
November 14, 2012
The world's oldest international sporting fixture returns today from Central Broward County International Cricket Stadium in Florida and Cricket Canada is pleased to present, along with its partners SORKKAM TV, MELANIE DAVID LAW, CRICHQ, and CBCSPORTS.CA, LIVE broadcast coverage of all four days of cricket action.
The Auty Cup was last contested at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club in August 2011 with Canada defeating the USA by 34 runs. Prior to 2011, the match had not been played since 1995.
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 3:20 PM :: Canada are 182 / 8 at tea. Raza Rehman 74 (178) has batted patiently to hold together the Canadian innings.
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 1:00 PM :: Canada are 92/4 at lunch. Jimmy Hansra 16 (35), Raza Rehman 39 (70), N Jamali has taken 3 for 21 in 7 overs.
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 9:15 AM :: The match start time has been pushed back to 10:00am ET due to wet outfield.
PRE GAME QUOTES
Canadian team captain Rizwan Cheema was upbeat about his team's opportunity to get on the right track ahead of a busy 2013 calendar.
"This tour is about setting the tone and expectations for us as a team. We want to be in the 2014 World T20 and 2015 Cricket World Cup and this is where we start to build our identity for our qualification."
USA SQUAD: Danial Ahmed, Barrington Bartley, Adil Bhatti, Ryan Corns, Adrian Gordon, Naseer Jamali, Andy Mohammed, Japen Patel, Timil Patel, Hammad Shahid, Saami Siddiqui (wk), Nicholas Standford, Timothy Surujbally, Steven Taylor (wk).
Wednesday 14 November - Auty Cup - Day 1 - 9:30am ET
Thursday 15 November - Auty Cup - Day 2 - 9:30am ET
Friday 16 November - 50 over - 9:30am ET
Saturday 17 November - T20 1 - 9:00am ET
Saturday 17 November - T20 2 - 1:00pm ET
NEWS & NOTES
NOTES :: Canada's national team has been out of action since a late summer tour of Scotland where Canada's new head coach, Gus Logie took the helm.
SQUAD CHANGE :: British Columbia paceman Manny Aulaukh hasl replaced Alberta veteran Khurram Chohan due to personal reasons.
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