Canada news October 16, 2013

Bagai to lead experienced Canada

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket Canada has named an experienced 15-man squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Ashish Bagai will captain the team as they attempt to qualify for the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.

Bagai, Rizwan Cheema and Henry Osinde are among a clutch of 30-plus players, which also includes fast bowler Kenneth Kamyuka, who recently made his Canada debut four years after last playing for Uganda. Canada have not previously reached the World T20 but next year's expanded tournament means six teams from the Qualifier will progress.

The two-week qualifying competition will begin on November 15, with Canada in Group A alongside Ireland, UAE, USA, Namibia, Italy, Hong Kong and Uganda, the country where both Osinde and Kamyuka grew up. Canada have scheduled a ten-day training camp in Sri Lanka beforehand, with matches against local first-class sides as well as a game against Scotland.

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  • Dummy4 on October 16, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    A solid and well balanced side put together by Cricket Canada ... wishing everyone associated with the team the very best as they kick off their ICC World T20 Q campaign!

  • Jay on October 16, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    As a Canadian, I hope Canada gets to play competitive T20 cricket against other top sides. Recently our team has been doing well in T20s. Like Afghanistan, Canada can be decent in T20s and hopefully they can qualify for the next ICC World T20. Good luck boys.

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