Sun, 02/21/2016

Cricket Canada is very excited to announce our Selection Committee panel.

Tajinder Dayal (TJ) as previously announced is Chair of Senior Selection committee and is now joined by former Canadian fast bowler Henry Osinde.

Osinde, after accepting the role which will mainly focus on ODI (50 Over) format, thanked Cricket Canada for the opportunity and said he is looking forward to work with the group to move cricket back to where Canada belongs.

Since its inception, T20 cricket has just taken over in Canada & rest of the World and its future growth is only inevitable. While our Senior team failed to qualify for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India, a lot of players get opportunities to play for private leagues (Masters League, CPL, IPL draft, BPL) all across the globe which makes it imperative to pick a selector who could focus on talent scouting in this ever evolving format. With that, we are thrilled to announce former Indian First class & Kings X1 Punjab IPL cricketer - Love Ablish.

Known for his death bowling...Love not only participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2008-12 with Kings X1 but also was the highest T20 wicket taker in Ranji Trophy from 2009 to 2010.

Phillip Navaratne has been retained in this panel as Secretary to High Performance (HP) & Selection committee and his main duties are liaison and coordination between players, selectors, director of the senior team and the office. Welcome back Phillip.

As the talent scouting to rebuild the Canadian National team out for an exciting update from HP committee coming very soon!! Thanks for all the comments & likes in previous posts...our fans support just has been incredible!!



Sun, 02/21/2016

Cricket Canada wishes to invite the support and participation of accomplished cricket supporters to nominate players for the selection of Senior High Performance Squad. Our goal is to find committed and accomplished talent, who want to participate in the national team to improve Cricket Canada’s performance in domestic as well as international level.

Cricket Canada is taking steps towards investing in committed cricket talent by spending its high performance activities such as training by accomplished coaches, visits to HP academies and raising the level of domestic competitions by inviting foreign talent to play in domestic tournaments as well as by organising higher level tournaments.

We are looking for new players that are not known to us at this time and have never been part of past HP selections.  Current and former players of the Cricket Canada Senior Men’s National team, Level II Coaches and Level III Umpires and the provincial cricket bodies are encouraged to nominate players for the selection camp to be held in the near future. Please ensure that you have player consent prior to nominating.

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce that for every successful nomination made by an individual, where the nominee is selected into the HP squad, Cricket Canada will provide $500.00 to the nominator for the introduction. Please note that the award is for the nominations of players that have not been part of the Cricket Canada HP player pool in the past. Players that don’t have access to any of the above should contact their league and/or provincial organisation for recommendation.


Please provide

1.       Name of the player:

2.       Age and player

3.       Player type (e.g.) opener LH batsman. Right Arm Off Spinner etc

4.       Name of the league & Club

5.       Number of years of Canadian Residency  

6.       Phone and email of the player  

7.       Reason’s for the nomination ( Accomplishments of the player)

Please forward the nomination by March 7th 2016 to:

Phillip Navaratne

Secretary HP Program & Selection    

Cricket Canada


Tue, 12/29/2015

All rounder Abraash Khan will lead Canada at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from January 20 - February 12, 2016. Mike Sharma is the manager and Errol Barrow is Head Coach.

Prior to the ICC U19 CWC, the team will travel to Sri Lanka for a one week training camp where they will play three practices matches. 

Canada is placed in group B along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Afghanistan.  Canada will play warm up matches against Australia and India prior to the start of the group matches.

Canada squad

  1. Abraash Khan - Captain
  2. Abdul Haseeb
  3. Akash Gill
  4. Amish Taploo
  5. Arslan Khan
  6. Bhavindu Adhihetty
  7. Harsh Thaker
  8. Kurt Ramdath
  9. Mamik Luthra
  10. Miraj Patel
  11. Prushoth Wijayaraj
  12. Sarbjot Sivia
  13. Shlok Patel
  14. Suliman Khan
  15. Thursaanth Anantharajah

Mike Sharma - Manager

Errol Barrow - Head Coach

Tue, 12/08/2015

South Africa to open title defence against host Bangladesh in Chittagong


·       48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016.


Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong.


The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930 local time. The Super League semi-finals and final will have reserve days.


For the first time in the history of this competition, ICC will produce live broadcast coverage of an unprecedented 20 matches. The matches which will be shown around the world by ICC broadcast partner, Star Sports and its licensees. include four from Chittagong, nine from Mirpur and seven from Fatullah. In the 2014 event in the UAE, Star Sportsand its licensees had broadcast 11 matches, while 10 matches each were televised from the 2008, 2010 and 2012 events in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia respectively. More details on broadcast coverage of the event will be announced in due course.


This increased broadcast coverage is a clear reflection in the enhanced profile of the event, which is billed as the platform for future stars. This claim can be substantiated by the fact that nine of the 10 current Test captains have previously played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, while Pakistan’s One-Day International captain Azhar Ali participated in the 2002 tournament in New Zealand.


Announcing the schedule, ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup an event which provides talented youngsters an early taste of international cricket in a global setting. Countless players have come through this event, and emerged shortly afterwards on to the international arena.


“It is at this tournament that the players also receive important education on topics such anti-doping and anti-corruption, which provides them a head start on the challenges that lie ahead for professional sportsmen.


“Bangladesh has staged a number of ICC events in the past and all these have been hugely successful because of the passionate and enthusiastic crowds as well as high quality playing facilities.”


According to the event format, the 16 sides have been equally divided into four groups of four each, with the top two from each group progressing to the Super League stage and the bottom two to feature in the Plate Championship.


Apart from the 10 Test playing countries, six Associate and Affiliate Member sides – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal and Scotland – will also participate after winning the various regional qualifying events.


Reflecting on his time at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, said: “I played in the 2006 event and it prepared me for the international stage. So, when I went to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 the following year, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect.


“The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is like a dress rehearsal for the senior level.  It is the first stepping stone for every international cricketer. You can actually get a reasonable picture of the future. The genuine articles, the ones that are going to proceed to the next level and beyond can be identified here if you take a good look.”


Tournament website

Click here for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 website


Previous winners


1988 – Australia

1998 - England

2000 - India

2002 – Australia

2004 – Pakistan

2006 - Pakistan

2008 - India

2010 – Australia

2012 - India

2014 – South Africa










South Africa





Sri Lanka

West Indies





New Zealand






Warm-up matches


22 Jan – West Indies v Scotland, Fatullah; South Africa v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

23 Jan – Pakistan v Nepal, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v New Zealand, BKSP-2; Afghanistan v Australia, BKSP-3; India v Canada, BKSP-4; England v Namibia, CDVs, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, ZACS, Chittagong

24 Jan – South Africa v West Indies, Fatullah; Scotland v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

25 Jan – Afghanistan v New Zealand, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v Nepal, BKSP-2; Australia v Canada, BKSP-3; Pakistan v India, BKSP-4; Zimbabwe v Namibia, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Bangladesh, ZACS, Chittagong


Tournament matches


Group matches

27 Jan – England v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; South Africa v Bangladesh*, ZACS, Chittagong

28 Jan – Australia v India*, Mirpur; New Zealand v Nepal, Fatullah; Pakistan v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Sri Lanka v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

29 Jan – Zimbabwe v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v West Indies*, ZACS, Chittagong; Scotland v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main)

30 Jan – India v New Zealand*, Mirpur; Australia v Nepal, Fatullah; Sri Lanka v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Pakistan v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

31 Jan – West Indies v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (second)

1 Feb – India v Nepal*, Mirpur; Australia v New Zealand, Fatullah; Afghanistan v Canada, SICS, Sylhet

2 Feb – West Indies v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (second)

3 Feb – Pakistan v Sri Lanka*, Mirpur


Plate Championship

4 Feb – Plater quarter-final 1 (AA3 v DD4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 3 (DD3 v AA4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

5 Feb – Plate quarter-final 2 (BB3 v CC4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 4 (CC3 v BB4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

7 Feb – Plate play/off semi 1 (loser PQF1 v loser PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main)

8 Feb – Plate semi-final 1 (winner PQF1 v winner PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate play/off 2 (loser PQF2 v loser PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

9 Feb – Plate semi-final 2 (winner PQF2 v winner PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

10 Feb – Plate play/off for 13th/14th positions (winner plate play/off semi-final 1 v winner plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main)

11 Feb – Plate play/off for 15th/16th positions (loser plate play/off semi-final 1 v loser plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second

12 Feb – Plate final (winner plate semi-final 1 v winner plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main); plate play/off for 11th/ 12thpositions (loser plate semi-final 1 v loser plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second)


Super League

5 Feb – Super League quarter-final 1* (AA1 v DD2), Mirpur

6 Feb – Super League quarter-final 3* (DD1 v AA2), Fatullah

7 Feb – Super League quarter-final 4* (CC1 v BB2), Mirpur

8 Feb – Super League quarter-final 2* (BB1 v CC2), Fatullah

9 Feb – Super League semi-final 1* (winner Super League quarter-final 1 v winner Super League quarter-final 4), Mirpur; Super League play/off semi-final 1* (loser Super League quarter-final 1 v loser Super League quarter-final 4), Fatullah

10 Feb – Super League play/off semi-final 2* (loser Super League quarter-final 2 v loser Super League quarter-final 3), Fatullah

11 Feb – Super League semi-final 2* (winner Super League quarter-final 2 v winner Super League quarter-final 3), Mirpur; Super League play/off 7th/8th positions* (loser Super League play/off semi-final 1 v loser Super League play/off semi-final 2), Fatullah

12 Feb – Super League play/off for 5th/6th positions* (winner Super League play/off semi-final 1 v winner Super League play/off Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

13 Feb – Super League play/off four 3rd/4th positions* (loser Super League semi-final 1 v loser Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

14 Feb – Super League final* (winner Super League semi-final 1 v winner Super League semi-final 2), Mirpur


*Denotes matches that will be broadcast live

Mon, 11/30/2015

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking an individual who can execute on its vision to become the top Associate cricket nation, and in particular, significantly grow participation and the popularity of cricket in Canada.


As the governing body for cricket in Canada and an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council, CC understands the importance of grassroots development to sustainably improve Canadian cricket.


This role will have a particular focus on growing male and female participation and ensure there is a sound junior participation pathway to nurture this talent.




1.      To increase the number of regular junior cricketers in Canada through the sustainable growthof the current CCKids Program

2.      Increase number of females involved in cricket programs and playing in organized competitions

3.      Assist the General Manager with other domestic development initiatives and competitions

4.      Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and growth of grassroots programs




·         A relevant tertiary degree/diploma

·         L2 cricket coach

·         Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check

·         Thorough understanding of Canadian schools environment

·         Understanding of best practice junior development strategies

·         Passionate, positivity and energetic

·         Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present to groups and influence change

·         Advanced IT skills across major Microsoft Office and Google programs, email and internet

·         Adaptable to change, self-driven and results-oriented

·         Proven success in:

  • Delivering entry-level schools, junior, youth cricket programs
  • Educating teachers and volunteers
  • Organising tournaments and events
  • Sales and relationship management

o   Managing employees to achieve results

o   Working with a wide range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds




·         Full-time, reporting to the General Manager. Based in CC’s Toronto Office.


If you meet the requirements, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you will excel in this role to:

Applications close: Tuesday December 15, 2015

Tue, 10/13/2015

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.


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:




Akeem Dodson


Alex Amsterdam


Danial Ahmed


Hammad Shahid


Hamza Tariq


Jeremy Gordon


Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan


Muhammad Ghous


Navneet Dhaliwal


Nitish Kumar


Ruvindu Gunesekera


Srimantha Wijeyeratne


Steven Taylor


Timil Patel


Timroy Allen



David Pieters


Fahad Barbar


Jasdeep Singh


Nikhil Dutta


Saad Bin Zafar



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).

Tue, 10/13/2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the squads and schedule for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which will take place from 15 to 22 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The five teams competing in the event are regional runners-up Ireland (Europe), Nepal (Asia), Papua New Guinea (East-Asia Pacific), Uganda (Africa) and USA (Americas) and they will be bidding to win the tournament and book the final remaining place in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which takes place from 22 January to 14 February 2016.

Uganda Head Coach Henry Okecho believes that it is important to start well as the side bids to qualify for its third U19 Cricket World Cup, having previously qualified for the 2004 (Bangladesh) and 2006 (Sri Lanka) tournaments. “We are eagerly looking forward to competing in Kuala Lumpur this week and hopefully hit the ground running. We are well aware that the conditions will be a great challenge but we feel that we have prepared adequately and should handle these conditions pretty well and the mental fluctuations that will come with it. This is a very important tournament for cricket in Uganda as we look to qualify and play in our third U19 World Cup.”

Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata, whose side faces Papua New Guinea in the opening round in Kinrara Oval on Friday, said: “We feel now the Nepalese team is mentally strong as well as physically fit and over the last two months our team has been very hard working in preparation. We played some practice matches in Delhi following an official invitation from BCCI.  It is a great opportunity for the U19 national cricket team to become the final qualifier and our main target is to qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.”

Dipak Patel, the former New Zealand international and current Head Coach of Papua New Guinea hopes that his side can book its passage to India. “The PNG Garramuts are looking forward to the challenge in Kuala Lumpur. They have worked very hard in PNG with very limited resources and game-time. The squad have spent a few days in Singapore acclimatising and getting some invaluable preparation and we've had mixed results. Importantly, they're learning a lot and are continuing to grow as cricketers. We are comfortable that the squad has prepared well and we’re looking forward to the games.”

One of the many players keen to make a positive mark and help his nation qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is Ireland captain Jack Tector who is hopeful of a successful tournament in what he admits will be challenging conditions. “As a group we are massively excited for the tournament. It gives us the opportunity to improve even further on the good things we did in Jersey. Kuala Lumpur sounds like a great place to play cricket and it will provide us with much different conditions to back home. Fortunately a good few of our squad have been to Sri Lanka so we have an idea of what we will be facing weather-wise. Flying out earlier gives us a chance to acclimatise and experience the conditions we will be playing in. For every member of our team this is the biggest tournament we have played in to date so obviously there will be a few nerves about, but we cannot wait to get started.”

Tournament Schedule:

15 October – Nepal v Papua New Guinea (Kinrara Oval), Uganda v USA (Royal Selengor Club)

16 October – Papua New Guinea v Ireland (Kinrara Oval), Nepal v Uganda (Royal Selengor Club)

17 October – Reserve/Rest Day

18 October – Papua New Guinea v Uganda (Kinrara Oval), USA v Ireland (Royal Selengor Club)

19 October – Nepal v USA (Kinrara Oval), Uganda v Ireland (Royal Selengor Club)

20 October – Reserve/Rest Day

21 October – Nepal v Ireland (Kinrara Oval), Papua New Guinea v USA (Royal Selengor Club)

22 October – Final (Kinrara Oval), 3rd & 4th Place Play-Off (Royal Selengor Club)


Match Officials: Graeme La Brooy (Match Referee), Tabarak Dar, Vinay Kumar Jha, Sarika Prasad (Mentor Umpire), Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Ian Thomson, Kalidas Viswanadan



IRELAND: Jack Tector (captain), Rory Anders, Andrew Austin, Varun Chopra, Sonny Cott, Adam Dennison, Aaron Gillespie, Joshua Little, Gary McClintock, William McClintock, James Mitchell, Tom Stanton, Lorcan Tucker, Benjamin White


NEPAL: Raju Rijal (captain), Kushal Bhurtel, Sunil Dhamala, Sushil Kandel, Yogendra Singh Karki, Saurabh Khanal, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Shankar Rana, MD Arif Sheikh, Dipesh Shrestha, Rajbir Singh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Sunar, Prem Tamang


PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Sinaka Harry Arua, Ovia Boge, Jack Dairi, Arua Gau, Doura Iruna Gavera, Harry Christopher Gavera, Lohia Guba, Vagi Guba, Vagi Miria John, Vagi Karoho, Vagi Boko Kora, Sere Sam, Lou Vagi Toua, Nou Mavara Ako Toua


UGANDA: Derrick Bakunzi (captain), Brian Adriko, Frank Akankwasa, Zephania Arinaitwe, Trevor Bukenya, Joseph Byaruhanga, John Gabula, Abdalah Lubega, Simon Okecho, Collines Okwalinga, Ashiraf Senkubuge, David Wabwire, Steven Wabwose, Kenneth Waiswa


USA: Alexander Shoff (captain), Mohak Buch, Srihari Dasarathy, Kushal Ganji, Tohidul Islam, Vivek Narayan, Gaurav Patanker, Arjun Patel, Sagar Patel, Sahil Patel, Keifer Phill, Anup Rao, Gauranshu Sharma, Anirudh Srinivas

Thu, 10/01/2015

At the end of the Cricket Canada U16 tournament held in August 2015, a number of young players were identified for further development. These players were put forward by a panel including coaches from each participating Province. In order to improve the standard of its National tournaments, Cricket Canada have encourage the Provincial bodies to work towards improving the overall skills of these players who are all eligible to play in the 2016 U17 Canada Cup. The U17 Canada Cup is used as a platform for selection to the Canadian National team for the ICC Americas and Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.  

Cricket Canada is in the process of revamping its High Performance program and will also hold specialist training camps with the identified players over the next year.

The players identified are:

Prabal Sharma, Kanwar Channa, Parney Sharma, Rommel Shazzad, Umar Ahmed, Shome Tervidi, Yax Patel, Fathoor Rehman, Harsh Atwal, Pieter Pretorius, Abaan Khan, Abubaker Muhammad, Akash Gill, Kaiwan Naress, Aran Pathmanathan, Arslan Khan, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Emanuel Khokhar, Faisal Jamkhandi, Gurkaran Dhami, Krishen Samuel, Maahil Arshad, Marcus A Nandu, Matthew B Seepersaud, Meigha A Perera, Nashed Uddin, Nikhil Sharma, Rahmankhan Pathan, Randir Sandhu, Raquib O Shamsudeen, Shrujal Patel, Ashtan Deosammy, Ebaduddin Mohammed, Harmanjeet Bedi, Kevin Gilotra, Moazam Quereshi, Mohammad Adil, Nicholas Manohar, Rishiv Joshi, Uzad Ali, Badar Bahkt

Mon, 09/28/2015
Cricket Canada Eastern T20 formerly Atlantic T20 did get off to at start with a revised schedule based on 10-overs per side at the Loyalist Rugby Club in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After a round robin format where all teams had an opportunity to play against each other, Quebec & Nova Scotia with virtue of all wins, perfectly set up the Final. Quebec and Nova Scotia also played what was essentially the final to conclude the tournament, and a strong fielding & bowling effort from Nova Scotia gave them the championship.  
Quebec Cricket Federation were the runners up with Cricket Newfoundland & Labrador taking the third spot followed by hosts Cricket New Brunswick & PEI Cricket Association. Cricket Canada would like to thank all volunteers & management at Cricket NB for being amazing hosts and to all teams for providing a very exciting competition.
Tue, 09/22/2015

Phase One of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Cricket Combine concluded this evening in Indianapolis. Top amateur cricket talent from Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United States participated in the three-day showcase, held at the Indianapolis World Sports Park, along with regional and international coaches.

Close to 70 players were evaluated with eight players selected to participate in Phase Two of the Combine, which will take place September 25-27. An additional four players were provisionally selected to participate in Phase Two.

ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Courtney Walsh coached fast-bowlers and led one side in Monday’s Twenty20 intra-squad match. “It has been very competitive,” said Walsh. “The way they are playing over the past three days, you’d think they had played together before…the intensity they have shown has been tremendous.”

The Combine began Saturday morning, when prospects participated in athletics testing with staff from St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. St. Vincent Sports Performance has been involved with the National Football League Combine since 2001. Following testing, players received coaching and evaluation on their bowling, batting, and fielding at the World Sports Park.

“This is a great opportunity. There’s a lot of talent here,” said Timroy Allen, one of the players selected to participate in Phase Two.

Opposite Courtney Walsh was former Indian international Venkatapathy Raju who worked largely with the spinners over the previous two days.  “These men, they’ve got the skills and the ability to play cricket at a high level. They just need the fine tuning,” said Raju. “This Combine is the right direction to go, for the players and for cricket in the Americas.”

“Over the last couple of days, with all the coach’s involvement and the involvement of the ICC and WICB, the Combine effort is going to be a huge success. I think it’s a step in the right direction. Everyone involved has gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

The ICC Americas Cricket Combine is the second international cricket event hosted at the World Sports Park this year.

“I was overwhelmed when I saw the facilities. I’ve never seen anything like this in the U.S. before. I’ve been blown away by what I’ve seen,” said Walsh. “Obviously the people of Indianapolis are very sports oriented and very sports crazy.”

Players moving on to Phase 2:


Timroy Allen


Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan


Jeremy Gordon


Jasdeep Singh


Alex Amsterdam


Anirrudh Reddy Saddi


Danial Ahmed


Prumjot Panesar



Provisional players include:


Krishneal Goel


Shiva Vashishat


David Pieters


Srimantha Wijeyeratne



Phase Two will commence Friday, September 25 at the World Sports Park, when a pre-selected group of the best cricketers in the Western Hemisphere will join the eight players advancing from Phase One. For a roster of the players previously invited to Phase Two visit the ICC website.  Players selected will participate in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super 50 tournament in January 2016.

The schedule for Phase Two is as follows:

All times in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4:00)

Thursday, Sept. 24: Media event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25: ICC Fan Event with select players and coaches at the Marriott East in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. Public is welcome.

Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27: Twenty20 and 50 over cricket matches from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.