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Suriname's squad for their debut at the ICC Americas Division 1 tournament has been severely weakened after US officials refused to grant entry visas for a significant number of its players.
A source has advised CricInfo that as many as 50% of the original squad has had to be replaced. It's not known whether captain and allrounder Troy Dudnauth is one of the players denied entry.
Suriname's participation had created interest ever since they surprisingly defeated Bahamas by 146 runs on the last day of Americas Division 2 tournament in Paramaribo in April.
As a result, Suriname won the tournament on run-rate and earned the Affiliate place in the Division 1 tournament previously filled by the Bahamas. Tony Munro
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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.