ICC World Cricket League Division Four August 1, 2010

Squads named for WCL Division 4

Nepal, USA, Italy, Cayman Islands, Argentina and Tanzania have announced their squads to compete in the World Cricket League Division 4 in Bologna, Italy as the teams continue along the path that may ultimately lead to a place at the World Cup in
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Nepal, USA, Italy, Cayman Islands, Argentina and Tanzania have announced their squads to compete in the World Cricket League Division 4 in Bologna, Italy as the teams continue along the path that may ultimately lead to a place at the World Cup in 2015. The top two sides at Division 4 tournament, which will be played from August 14 to 21, will move a step closer with promotion to the WCL Division 3 to be staged in Hong Kong in January 2011.

“We have good knowledge of Nepal who we played against in February and also Cayman Islands and Argentina whom we have regularly played, including as recently as May in ICC Americas Division 1 and we beat them on both occasions,” said USA captain Steve Massiah. “The other two teams we don’t know so well, but I’m confident we’re prepared and ready to continue moving up the World Cricket League ladder.”

“We’re looking forward to the tournament,” commented Cayman Islands’ coach Theo Cuffy. “It will be the first time to Europe for a number of our team and it’s going to be a tough tournament with strong teams, but we’re confident we can do well.”

This will be the first global ICC event to be hosted in Italy. Matches will be played at three venues in the Bologna area – Pianoro, Medicina and Bologna.

Ian Gould, a member of the ICC’s Elite Panel of umpires, will be one of nine umpires officiating at the event, which will be overseen by match referee David Jukes. Gould follows in the footsteps of fellow Elite Panel umpire Simon Taufel who officiated in Singapore at WCL Div. 6 in 2009.

Argentina: Esteban MacDermott (capt), Grant Dugmore, Agustin Casime, Alejandro Ferguson, Pablo Ferguson, Donald Forrester, Tomas Francis, Carlos Gibson, Diego Lord, Lucas Paterlini, Matias Paterlini, Pablo Ryan, Gary Savage, Martin Siri.

Cayman Islands: Saheed Mohamed (capt), Pearson Best, Ryan Bovell, Kervin Ebanks, Paul Chin, Marlon Byran, Ricardo Roach, Jaylon Linton, Abali Hoilett, Conroy Wright, Alassandra Morris, Kevin Bazil, Ramon Sealy, Ronald Ebanks.

Italy: Alessandro Bonora (capt), Roshendra Abewickrama, Din Alaud, Dilan Arsakulasuriya, Damien Crowley, Gayashan Munasinghe, Thushara Kurukulasuriya, Damian Fernando, Andrew Northcote, Nicholas Northcote, Hayden dell’Agnello, Peter Petricola, Michael Raso, Stanly Kankanamge.

Nepal: Paras Kadka (capt), Gyanendra Malla, Shakti Gauchan, Sharad Vesawkar, Mahesh Kumar Chhetri, Anil Kumar Mandal, Amrit Battarai, Basant Regmi, Binod Kumar Das, Sanjam Regmi, Rahul Kumar Vishwakarma, Mahaboob Alam, Manjeet Shrestha, Pradeep Airee.

Tanzania: Hamzi Abdallah (capt), Abhik Patwa, Hasnain Damji, Khalil Rehemtulla, Seif Khalifa, Riziki Kiseto, Kassim Nassoro, Issa Kikasi, Enjo Kiongozi, Shaheed Danani, Rashidi Amiri, Benson Mwita, Harsh Ramaiya, Ally Kimote.

USA: Steve Massiah (capt), Muhammad Asad Ghous, Steven Taylor, Rashard Marshall, Sushil Nadkarni, Timroy Allen, Orlando Baker, Carl Wright, Aditya Thyagarajan, Adrian Gordon, Lennox Cush, Khawaja Usman Shuja, Kevin Darlington, Nasir Javed.

Fixtures

12 August – Team arrivals 13 August – Practice 14 August – USA v Nepal (Pianoro); Italy v Cayman Islands (Medicina); Tanzania v Argentina (Bologna) 15 August – Italy v Nepal (Pianoro); Argentina v Cayman Islands (Medicina); USA v Tanzania (Bologna) 16 August – Rest/Reserve Day 17 August – Italy v Argentina (Pianoro); Nepal v Tanzania (Medicina); USA v Cayman Islands (Bologna) 18 August – Cayman Islands v Tanzania (Pianoro); Italy v USA (Medicina); Nepal v Argentina (Bologna) 19 August – Rest/Reserve Day 20 August – USA v Argentina (Pianoro); Cayman Islands v Nepal (Medicina); Tanzania v Italy (Bologna) 21 August – Final (Pianoro); third/fourth play-off (Medicina); fifth/sixth play-off (Bologna)

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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  • Arvindh on August 21, 2010, 15:48 GMT

    I feel Nepal can not come good against USA dont forget US has played two matches in ICC champions trophy especially one against Australia.They have better exposure.I feel Nepal must be coached by an ex-Indian player.Anyway all the best for Nepal.I support Nepal

  • Tirtha on August 14, 2010, 10:26 GMT

    Best of luck "Nepal"

  • NIRJAL on August 14, 2010, 0:20 GMT

    nepal nepal nepal nepal nepal......u can dot it..........u r one step ahead......glory glory glory

  • bishal shrestha on August 13, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    we have to play our best n result will be there.we have to focus our batting.this is gud chance 4 paras to pick the trophy.best of luck nepal.

  • Kundan on August 12, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    "Jay Nepal" Now it is the time to win the trophy of WCL 4 for Nepal. Commmmmmmmon Binod and Meheboob, rock in Italy, we are here with you. Don't for get the final of WCL Div 5 and play very seriously cause USA is also playing with us. No need to worry with other teams.

  • Rupesh Devkota,Sydney on August 11, 2010, 23:42 GMT

    If the game/performance wouldn't be repeated like Nepal played the last league match against USA in WCL DIV 5..Then its the heavenly truth that this tournament is organised to give one more trophy to one and only NEPAL...

  • brijesh thapaliya on August 11, 2010, 12:36 GMT

    nepal will surely lift the division 4 trophy......al the best to neplese team ..hope they perform great.....3 cheers to u neplese team.....do rock in europe....all the best

  • Sankalpa on August 11, 2010, 10:43 GMT

    I only know that NEPAL will be on final

  • Boby on August 10, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    Nepal gona Win dis WDL 4. My hope is in Mahaboob Allam who took 10wickets in International Cricket and He is hard Hitter also. I cant forget his Six in Bhairahawa against MCC Team. USA is good team but WDL 4 is of Nepal.

  • Supen on August 10, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    @Pacific, ya may be but Nepal in particular deserves being in the upper level with familiar names like Ireland, Scotland, Nederland, Kenya and Afghanistan around.

  • Arvindh on August 21, 2010, 15:48 GMT

    I feel Nepal can not come good against USA dont forget US has played two matches in ICC champions trophy especially one against Australia.They have better exposure.I feel Nepal must be coached by an ex-Indian player.Anyway all the best for Nepal.I support Nepal

  • Tirtha on August 14, 2010, 10:26 GMT

    Best of luck "Nepal"

  • NIRJAL on August 14, 2010, 0:20 GMT

    nepal nepal nepal nepal nepal......u can dot it..........u r one step ahead......glory glory glory

  • bishal shrestha on August 13, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    we have to play our best n result will be there.we have to focus our batting.this is gud chance 4 paras to pick the trophy.best of luck nepal.

  • Kundan on August 12, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    "Jay Nepal" Now it is the time to win the trophy of WCL 4 for Nepal. Commmmmmmmon Binod and Meheboob, rock in Italy, we are here with you. Don't for get the final of WCL Div 5 and play very seriously cause USA is also playing with us. No need to worry with other teams.

  • Rupesh Devkota,Sydney on August 11, 2010, 23:42 GMT

    If the game/performance wouldn't be repeated like Nepal played the last league match against USA in WCL DIV 5..Then its the heavenly truth that this tournament is organised to give one more trophy to one and only NEPAL...

  • brijesh thapaliya on August 11, 2010, 12:36 GMT

    nepal will surely lift the division 4 trophy......al the best to neplese team ..hope they perform great.....3 cheers to u neplese team.....do rock in europe....all the best

  • Sankalpa on August 11, 2010, 10:43 GMT

    I only know that NEPAL will be on final

  • Boby on August 10, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    Nepal gona Win dis WDL 4. My hope is in Mahaboob Allam who took 10wickets in International Cricket and He is hard Hitter also. I cant forget his Six in Bhairahawa against MCC Team. USA is good team but WDL 4 is of Nepal.

  • Supen on August 10, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    @Pacific, ya may be but Nepal in particular deserves being in the upper level with familiar names like Ireland, Scotland, Nederland, Kenya and Afghanistan around.

  • Punit on August 10, 2010, 10:02 GMT

    Nepal will rock and definitely top the table..all da best wishes to the Nepalese Team..thrash the opponents..

  • Aseem Neupane on August 10, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    Nepal will gonna rock in ITaly... All d bst 2 Nepalese cricket team..

  • Prabesh on August 10, 2010, 6:30 GMT

    Nepal will rock . All the best for Nepali Squad. Jay Nepal .

  • Pacific on August 10, 2010, 3:40 GMT

    You guys plis stop talking, PNG are much better then NEPAL and USA....

  • messi on August 9, 2010, 13:52 GMT

    NEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPALNEPAL

  • messi on August 9, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    i rally love argntine football team n im die heart fan of them in football......but when its about cricket......i always support my mother land nepal.....we really hav great cricket followers in nepal that can b seen by no. of comments by nepali fan above......nepal should win this division....best of luck NEPAL

  • Madhu Prakash Khatiwada on August 9, 2010, 12:41 GMT

    Nepal is waiting for a great success in senior cricket tournament which we received few much at U-19 World Cup. So, Wish you all the best nepalese team....................

  • shekhar basnet on August 9, 2010, 3:50 GMT

    All my heart to OUR DESERVED NATIONAL team.Nepal is the ONLY COUNTRY IN THE COMPETITION WITH ALL NATIVE PLAYERS. Look at USA they are all indian pakistani and west indian. same for every other nation participating in this competition. Nepal is the only country where this competition will be taken seriously, infact taken at all. Nobody cares about this competion in other participating nation. NEPAL ROCKS.YOU HAVE 20MN PEOPLE BEHIND YOU. SO ROCK ON NEPAL!

  • Trevor on August 9, 2010, 0:04 GMT

    U Asian are talking to much, PNG are much better then Nepal and USA....

  • nepalcricketlover on August 8, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    Vikram maingi@@@@..WHat ever u think doesnt matter coz we showed the power of cricket in div-5 finale..hope ur Singapore do better next time.. Having played superbly and being the winners in the last edition of WCL DIV-5 in Kathmandu, Nepal looks the odds-on favourite to win this upcoming WCL DIV-4 as well and moving one step forward towards ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier scheduled for 2013. Any way, this tournament is very important and I hope our boys are mentally prepared and would acclimatise to the conditions and take up the gauntlet with impressive showing of high-level performances and bring home the laurels……I thinks this is the one of the best team in national squad...comnnn Nepal...DO.it!!

  • maddy, SYdney on August 8, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    The first game will be very decisive but NEPAL a wall balanced team which has gr8 fielding with bowling and average batting as well and other supporting thing is that all the player play for their country not for money to like other countries. other countries does not have their own player like Nepalese so Nepalese team definitely will knock any opponent in this Div-4 match. go guys go we r with uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

  • Dinesh Pant on August 7, 2010, 3:44 GMT

    Nepal gona rock in this trnmt.NEpal has got gud bowling atk and also batting.so,we will soon see Nepal in div.

  • Paritosh on August 7, 2010, 2:11 GMT

    Nepal is definitely a favorite to win the tournament and reach division 3. However first match against USA will be very tough because Nepal may be nervy in their first match playing in European turf. However, I think it'll be easy there after and Nepal will win every single game of the tournament. Lots of hopes on Nepali captain Paras Khadka and I'm looking forward to some blistering knocks from Mahaboob Alam.

  • saroj on August 6, 2010, 4:44 GMT

    all the best 4 nepalese team........... i am sure u will b the winner. paras b ready 2 pick trophy..........

  • andrew on August 5, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    I know its unlikely but ........... Fuerza Argentina! As we know Rugby has managed to make itself a genuine sporting option in Argentina, wouldnt it be great to see Cricket do the same!

  • Sachin Neupane on August 5, 2010, 9:30 GMT

    NEpal may lose to america but that won't end up everything. Still Nepal is strong country and i am cent confident in upgrading to lev 3. C'mon yaar its Nepal.

  • Matt D on August 5, 2010, 3:28 GMT

    Nothing at all wrong with your dreams, Jashan, and I have similar hopes. But let us please pay adequate attention to first-class cricket so that we can continue to have diversity at the top levels of the game too. Oh, and you left out Zim?! Let's shoot for 21+ ...

  • Vikram Maingi on August 4, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    I believe Singapore should have been given an opportunity after all that drama in Nepal in WCL Division 5

  • Jashan on August 3, 2010, 10:35 GMT

    I dream for a day when we have 20 Test teams and 6 of them coming from the sub continent. My wish list for the 20 teams is Ind, Pak, SL, BD, Nepal, Afg, UAE,Aus, NZ, SA, Ken, Uganda, Namibia, Eng, Scot, Ire, Neth, WI, Can, USA. Besides this a great Asia, Africa, Americas & Euro cups too. I know the day is far off, but what's wrong is dreaming :)

  • Bishnu Subedi on August 2, 2010, 15:17 GMT

    Nepal, also known as giant killers, will be the team to watch in the tournoment. The team is confident and capable of doing the justice towards Nepalese Cricket. Having defeated USA comfortable in ICC League Division Five Comfortably, Nepal will be heading towards Italy with a strong confident.The team is well balanced and all are capalble of changing the course of the matcha at any stage. Let's hope that Nepal will continue with the winning streak and progress towards the World Cup....... We owe a lot to Roy Dias, who with his untiring efforts, has contribute a lot to the development and improvement of Nepalese Cricket.

  • Supen on August 2, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    Nepal will rock Div 4...

  • prajwol oli on August 2, 2010, 5:33 GMT

    i know usa is a very strong team for nepal but we are ready for it and i am sure that nepal will enter to division 3

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  • prajwol oli on August 2, 2010, 5:33 GMT

    i know usa is a very strong team for nepal but we are ready for it and i am sure that nepal will enter to division 3

  • Supen on August 2, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    Nepal will rock Div 4...

  • Bishnu Subedi on August 2, 2010, 15:17 GMT

    Nepal, also known as giant killers, will be the team to watch in the tournoment. The team is confident and capable of doing the justice towards Nepalese Cricket. Having defeated USA comfortable in ICC League Division Five Comfortably, Nepal will be heading towards Italy with a strong confident.The team is well balanced and all are capalble of changing the course of the matcha at any stage. Let's hope that Nepal will continue with the winning streak and progress towards the World Cup....... We owe a lot to Roy Dias, who with his untiring efforts, has contribute a lot to the development and improvement of Nepalese Cricket.

  • Jashan on August 3, 2010, 10:35 GMT

    I dream for a day when we have 20 Test teams and 6 of them coming from the sub continent. My wish list for the 20 teams is Ind, Pak, SL, BD, Nepal, Afg, UAE,Aus, NZ, SA, Ken, Uganda, Namibia, Eng, Scot, Ire, Neth, WI, Can, USA. Besides this a great Asia, Africa, Americas & Euro cups too. I know the day is far off, but what's wrong is dreaming :)

  • Vikram Maingi on August 4, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    I believe Singapore should have been given an opportunity after all that drama in Nepal in WCL Division 5

  • Matt D on August 5, 2010, 3:28 GMT

    Nothing at all wrong with your dreams, Jashan, and I have similar hopes. But let us please pay adequate attention to first-class cricket so that we can continue to have diversity at the top levels of the game too. Oh, and you left out Zim?! Let's shoot for 21+ ...

  • Sachin Neupane on August 5, 2010, 9:30 GMT

    NEpal may lose to america but that won't end up everything. Still Nepal is strong country and i am cent confident in upgrading to lev 3. C'mon yaar its Nepal.

  • andrew on August 5, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    I know its unlikely but ........... Fuerza Argentina! As we know Rugby has managed to make itself a genuine sporting option in Argentina, wouldnt it be great to see Cricket do the same!

  • saroj on August 6, 2010, 4:44 GMT

    all the best 4 nepalese team........... i am sure u will b the winner. paras b ready 2 pick trophy..........

  • Paritosh on August 7, 2010, 2:11 GMT

    Nepal is definitely a favorite to win the tournament and reach division 3. However first match against USA will be very tough because Nepal may be nervy in their first match playing in European turf. However, I think it'll be easy there after and Nepal will win every single game of the tournament. Lots of hopes on Nepali captain Paras Khadka and I'm looking forward to some blistering knocks from Mahaboob Alam.