November 30, 2011


Tucker targets World Twenty20


Since appearing at the 2007 World Cup, Bermuda's cricket has slipped backwards. They failed to qualify for the 2011 World Cup, lost their ODI status and are now joint bottom of ICC World Cricket League Division 2.

They are preparing for the start of the qualifying campaign in UAE for the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka but face a tough task as only two teams will win a place in the main tournament.

Janeiro Tucker has come out of retirement after quitting international cricket in 2009 due to a persistent knee injury. “I’m out at training and seeing how it goes,” Tucker told the Bermuda Sun. “I’m seeing if I can get into better shape and see how it goes from there. Overall my knee is about 85-90%.”

“I’m going to train and if the coach (David Moore) is satisfied with what I’m doing in training and how I’m progressing then it will be up to the coach’s discretion,” said Tucker. “I’m going to do what I can, and if it works out, I’ll be there. There’s no guarantee I’ll make the squad. I have to put in the work just like everybody else.”


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