USA April 21, 2008

USA name side for international comeback

More than a year since they were suspended from international cricket, the USA have named their side for their comeback in the ICC World Cricket League Division Five which takes place in Jersey next month

More than a year since they were suspended from international cricket, the USA have named their side for their comeback in the ICC World Cricket League Division Five which takes place in Jersey next month. The side will be captained by Steve Messiah, who led them during their last outing in August 2006.

The USA were, at that time, in the World Cricket League Division One, and were it not for the suspension imposed by the ICC they would almost certainly have been in the mix at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers next year. As it stands, they will need to win promotion from Division Five and Four and then win the Division Three event next January to be invited to the qualifying tournament for the 2011 World Cup.

The event in Jersey will also feature Afghanistan, Bahamas, Botswana, Germany, Japan, Jersey, Mozambique, Nepal, Norway, Singapore and Vanuatu. The top two sides will be promoted to Division Four which will be held in September.

USA squad Steve Massiah (capt), Imran Awan, Orlando Baker, Lennox Cush, Rahul Kukreti, Rashard Marshall, Mohamed Masood, Sushil Nadkarni, Steve Pitter, Niraj Shah, Kwawaja Shuja, Wahab Syed, Aditya Thyagarajan, Carl Wright.

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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  • josh gibson on April 25, 2008, 14:32 GMT

    thats good because last time i saw it was against Australia and they were pretty bad.

    i haven't seen the squad but i hope there is American born players. cmon USA!!!

  • Laksh on April 25, 2008, 14:18 GMT

    Wish to see USA in the 2011 Wc but they have to be extremely professional & play out of their skins to do that... Even in Dic 5 they face stiff challenge with Afghanistan & Nepal. Anyways all the best...

  • Gangster Rap on April 21, 2008, 16:22 GMT

    Team seems to be well-balanced. I wish them the very best luck in the upcoming tournament. Common guys...you can do it!!! We all want to see the USA flag in the 2011 World Cup.

  • josh gibson on April 25, 2008, 14:32 GMT

    thats good because last time i saw it was against Australia and they were pretty bad.

    i haven't seen the squad but i hope there is American born players. cmon USA!!!

  • Laksh on April 25, 2008, 14:18 GMT

    Wish to see USA in the 2011 Wc but they have to be extremely professional & play out of their skins to do that... Even in Dic 5 they face stiff challenge with Afghanistan & Nepal. Anyways all the best...

  • Gangster Rap on April 21, 2008, 16:22 GMT

    Team seems to be well-balanced. I wish them the very best luck in the upcoming tournament. Common guys...you can do it!!! We all want to see the USA flag in the 2011 World Cup.

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  • Gangster Rap on April 21, 2008, 16:22 GMT

    Team seems to be well-balanced. I wish them the very best luck in the upcoming tournament. Common guys...you can do it!!! We all want to see the USA flag in the 2011 World Cup.

  • Laksh on April 25, 2008, 14:18 GMT

    Wish to see USA in the 2011 Wc but they have to be extremely professional & play out of their skins to do that... Even in Dic 5 they face stiff challenge with Afghanistan & Nepal. Anyways all the best...

  • josh gibson on April 25, 2008, 14:32 GMT

    thats good because last time i saw it was against Australia and they were pretty bad.

    i haven't seen the squad but i hope there is American born players. cmon USA!!!