August 9, 2008

ICC Americas

Canada win Under-15 Americas Cricket Championship

Martin Williamson

Canada have won the Under-15 Americas Cricket Championship in Bermuda after completing the tournament with an unbeaten record.

Canada were run closest by Bermuda who reduced them to 85 for 6 chasing 168 in their penultimate match, but an unbeaten 44 from Bryan Henry ensured they squeezed home with three balls in hand.

“Grassroots development through talent identification and development programs instituted in the winter of 2007-2008, helped put together a strong team which has taken Canada to this pinnacle and promises to be an indicator of things to come for Canadian cricket,” Atul Ahuja, Cricket Canada’s chief executive, told Cricinfo.

“Cricket Canada has a stated goal to win the Under-19 World Cup that Canada will host in 2012. Many players that were part of the winning team today could well be part of that squad. Programs are being put in place to develop this talent pool to help Canada achieve this goal.”

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Posted by Salman Nazar on (August 11, 2008, 2:08 GMT)

I would just say that i am proud on Canada's U-15 coach who choose the best team to play in the Amarica cup and the players who played there main and important roles in the Amarica cup. Hopping that the cricket in Canada would soon be played like its been playing in India, Australia and Pakistan.

Posted by Salman Nazar on (August 11, 2008, 2:06 GMT)

i would just say that i am proud on Canada's U-15 couach who choose the best team to play in the Amarica cup and the players who played there roles in the Amarica cup from Canada. Cricket in Canada would soon be played like its been playing in India, Australia and Pakistan.

Posted by Lloyd on (August 10, 2008, 15:20 GMT)

Imagine if these athletes had the chance to compete in the 2012 Olympics-what would that do for them and cricket in the Americas.Help Cricket2012Games.com get cricket in the Olympics, and more top athletes will be drawn to the game.The combination of skills required to be a top cricketer make it the greatest of games.

Posted by dictator dainty on (August 10, 2008, 13:14 GMT)

the u.s. team deserves a lot of credit with only 4 batters and very poor fast bowling they were destined for the result that they got. US cricket will on progress when hand picking by the USACA president, horrible selectors and poor coaching stops. At this age group development of your best talent is what should be done such as Canada and Bermuda has done. Dainty and the coach hand picked unqualified player based on the trials. The selectors were biased for their regions' players. The coach umpired one of the games not even seeing the other game on the Friday at the trials and the other selector anchored himself to that same match. Dainty reduced the other two matches to 20/20 which messed all the players up from the intended longer version of the game. This long continued practice, led by Dictator Dainty must stop if US cricket is to develop.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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