Canada March 21, 2006

Canada's Caribbean connection

Canada will be travelling to the Caribbean for the World Cup next year, but it will be a home from home for quite a few of a squad built aroiund ex-pats

Canada will be travelling to the Caribbean for the World Cup next year, but it will be a home from home for quite a few of a squad built aroiund ex-pats. The Stabroek News in Guyana reports on how five locals have been named in the 40-man squad.

"Thirteen of the players on the current Canadian squad were born in the West Indies and moved to Canada, or were born in Canada to West Indian parents, the Canadian team's Trinidad-born manager and senior coordinator Mike Henry pointed out. They originated in Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, and St Kitts-Nevis. At least five are from Guyana, or have a Guyanese parent."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Tman on March 22, 2006, 16:28 GMT

    Given that almost all the Canada side is born or raised abroad, there should be no shortage of islands claiming some of the squad as there own. Compare the expat refusgees from Canada/USA/UAE with the homegrown Nepal side.

  • Tman on March 22, 2006, 16:28 GMT

    Given that almost all the Canada side is born or raised abroad, there should be no shortage of islands claiming some of the squad as there own. Compare the expat refusgees from Canada/USA/UAE with the homegrown Nepal side.

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  • Tman on March 22, 2006, 16:28 GMT

    Given that almost all the Canada side is born or raised abroad, there should be no shortage of islands claiming some of the squad as there own. Compare the expat refusgees from Canada/USA/UAE with the homegrown Nepal side.