Davison returns to Canada World Cup plans

John Davison, Canada's all-time leading run scorer, will be available for the World Cup after renouncing his decision to would withdraw from the squad.

Davison initially withdrew over the exclusion of fellow batsmen Geoff Barnett and Ian Billcliff. He had told Cricket Canada he would be withdrawing until the pair are given the reasons for their exclusion from Canada's 30-man preliminary line-up for the tournament but after recent discussions he appears to be satisfied.

Davison has an excellent World Cup record and this will be his third consecutive appearance for Canada at the showpiece event. In 2003 he scored the fastest World Cup century against West Indies which he followed with the third-quickest World Cup fifty against New Zealand.

After talking with Ranjit Saini, president of Cricket Canada, Davison made his commitment clear and he is now certain to head to the World Cup, though he is not part of the current side competing in the Caribbean T20.