ICC Intercontinental Cup July 21, 2006

Canada name squad to face Kenya

Cricinfo staff

Canada have announced squads for their forthcoming ICC Intercontinental match, their first of the competition, against Kenya which gets underway on July 29 in Toronto.

The selectors named a 14-man squad for the match against Kenya, the nucleus of which will also play against Bermuda in August; it was confirmed that Pubudu Dassanayaka will be replaced by Ian Billcliff, however.

Kenya, whose team is a blend of youth and experience, recently recalled Kennedy Otieno and, after drawing against the Netherlands in their opening encounter in April, need to beat Canada to maintain their hopes in the competition.

Canada recently signed a two-year sponsorship deal with the cricket manufacturers Slazenger who will provide their senior team with clothing, as well as supplying seven players' equipment each season.

Canada squad to face Kenya 1 John Davison, 2 Qaiser Ali, 3 Ashish Bagai, 4 Geoff Barnett, 5 Umar Bhatti, 6 Ian Billcliff, 7 Pubudu Dassanayaka, 8 Sunil Dhaniram, 9 Haninder Dhillon, 10 Stewart Heaney, 11 Don Maxwell, 12 Henry Osinde, 13 Naresh Patel, 14 Puvendran Ravishankar