October 9, 2008

ICC Americas

Florida to host Americas Region Division I

Martin Williamson

The Americas Region Division I is now confirmed to take place in Florida, November 24 December 1. Five matches will be played in the new stadium built for cricket in Broward County. – Six countries, Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Suriname and the USA will compete for the title. For Suriname, an affiliate, it will be their first appearance in Division I. The team earned the right to compete having won Division 2.

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Posted by Vivek M on (October 22, 2008, 15:19 GMT)

I agree, even though the USA's only lost 2 International Games - against Australia and New Zealand; two high-class teams - the USA definitely has a chance. Now all we've gotta do is take a grasp of it and show the world that the USA is pretty good at Cricket. It's just that the ICC doesn't wanna spend any money on the US. Dunno why everyone is so prejudice (I know that's one thing against us) to the USA. It also has a lot to do with politics, and that's just WRONG! Cricket is a SPORT, NOT A DEBATING SOCIETY! I guess we'll have to see what happens, huh?

Posted by Suresh on (October 16, 2008, 13:42 GMT)

See all of that started with suspension of USACA from ICC and USA ended up in Division 5 and just lost one game and everybody is negative.. I hope they win this division 1 in FL and make everybody happy..But they require a camp before they start the tournment...they need to be together like any other team so know which department they have to work to make them better group of guys.... I wish you Good luck USA.....

Posted by Suresh on (October 16, 2008, 13:33 GMT)

See all of that started with suspension of USACA from ICC and USA ended up in Division 5 and just lost one game and everybody is negative.. I hope they win this division 1 in FL and make everybody happy..But they require a camp before they start the tournment...they need to be together like any other team so know which department they have to work to make them better group of guys.... I wish you Good luck USA.....

Posted by Vivek M on (October 15, 2008, 15:36 GMT)

I too hope that the USA wins. And I completely agree with you both. The USA is one of the best at everything other sport. Why can't it be Cricket now??

I know that they have the capability to go out and show what they're made of. All they need is an amazing coach, some heavy practice, and (if not a few) at least ONE chance!! They'll rock the Cricketing World!!

Posted by Suresh on (October 14, 2008, 17:54 GMT)

I think they had a good side for the Division 5 in jersy but the problem with USA team is lack of traning before they go to any tour and that effects them. They won all the games in Jersy except the flop of batting order chasing 200 runs.....

Posted by Morv Soloman on (October 10, 2008, 1:52 GMT)

I hope that USA can win this and restore some pride in cricket in this country. We need to do the following (1) Select a good team mix in some younsters for the futute. (2)Get a qualify coach no friend and company business. (3) Administrators keep out of the selection process.

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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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