November 26, 2008

ICC Americas

Canada secure last-gasp victory

Martin Williamson

The opening day of the Americas Division 1 Championship brought wins for tournament favourites Canada and Bermuda but one team had to work very hard for their victory.

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Posted by Simon Butler on (November 26, 2008, 23:04 GMT)

It will be interesting to see how Argentina go for the remainder of the tournament, They are one country where of hear good things about the improvement of cricket infrastructure there. It is good to see them in comparison to some of the major associates.

Posted by Cricket star on (November 26, 2008, 17:42 GMT)

The Canadian team has faltered too many times in recent memory for it all to be a coincidence. It seems obvious to me that the coaching staff is not up to par as are most of their recent matches. Isn't it time Canada Cricket see a new direction and attitude toward winning? They have a good side in terms of talent just not the right attitude. They are lacking in confidence and overall mental strength. I think these need to be adjusted by a change in the coaching or at least additional staff that will supply strength to areas where the current coaching staff is lacking. The competition from other minnows is catching up and Canada has not advanced its own position for the last seven years. They have continued to languish along side Bermuda at the bottom of the top six associates. It is time to pick it up Canada.

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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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