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August 14, 2008
Bermuda's coach Gus Logie has struggled to get a squad together for the tri-series in Canada which also involves the hosts and West Indies. On Wednesday Logie was fighting to try and find 14 players, after only nine turned up to training, and although a squad has been named it highlights the problems faced by Bermuda.
Allrounder Lionel Cann and offspinner Delyone Borden have been called up, but it has been a real battle for Logie. "I know most of them are available. Right now we are training with nine guys. We've asked a couple of others to make themselves available," he told the Bermuda Sun.
Logie says that part of the problem is managing everyone's expectations of what Bermuda can achieve, especially with them facing West Indies in a full ODI for the first time. Their recent form hasn't been good; they lost all their matches in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers and also lost their ODI series against Netherlands.
"As far as some people are concerned we should win every game we play - no matter who the opposition is," Logie said. "But I think batting 50 overs would be an achievement, scoring 200 runs would be an achievement.
"If they continue to perform, who knows what will happen. A good performance against a side like the West Indies and they will be talked about on the world stage again."
Squad Irving Romaine (capt), Rodney Trott, Stephen Outerbridge, Jekon Edness, Stefan Kelly, Dwayne Leverock, Ryan Steede, Tamauri Tucker, George O'Brien, Oronde Bascome, Kyle Hodsoll, Chris Douglas, Delyone Borden, Lionel Cann
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