March 9, 2010

Bermuda

Bermuda announce squad for Namibia tour

Liam Brickhill

Bermuda have announced their 14-man squad for the tour to South Africa and Namibia, which takes place from March 23 to April 12.

The tour includes a week-long High Performance training camp at the University of Pretoria prior to the team’s departure for Namibia, where they will play a four-day Intercontinental Shield game against the hosts from April 2 to 5. Then follow two limited-overs games, on April 7 and 8, and a Twenty20 match on April 10 before the team return home.

"The team selection was based on attendance, ability and availability,” explained Lionel Thomas, the chairman of the selection committee. “We know it is not our strongest team due to withdrawals for personal reasons from some players and school commitments, but we are cautiously optimistic that the team selected will equip themselves admirably."

"I am pleased to be able to confirm that David Moore has received his work permit and hopes to be able to join the team for the tour,” added Reginald Pearman, the BCB president. “I know the boys have been putting their all into training and I am confident they will do their best."

Bermuda squad: David Hemp (Capt), Stephen Outerbridge, Jekon Edness, Stefan Kelly, Irving Romaine, Rodney Trott, Fiqre Crockwell, Chris Foggo, Jordan DeSilva, Justin Pitcher, Malachi Jones, Shannon Rayner, Ryan Steede, Jim West

Standbys: Regino Smith, Kevin Tucker, David Lovell, Joshua Gilbert

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Posted by Anil Koshy on (March 10, 2010, 15:52 GMT)

Good to see Bermuda getting some international exposure. Teams like Bermuda & Namibia should be encouraged as locals are involved.

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