Current Lancashire al-rounder and former Sheffield Shield player Joe Scuderi has been named in Italy's final 14-man squad for the ICC Trophy in June/July.
He is joined by Hobart based Peter Di Venuto, the brother of former Australian One-Day International representative, Michael Di Venuto.
Italy is the first of the 24 Associate members of the International Cricket Council to name its final squad ahead of the ICC imposed May 15 deadline.
The ICC Trophy finalists and winner of the play-off for third place earn berths at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
The squad is: Kamal Karyiyawasam (Captain), Valerio Zuppirioli (Vice-captain), Alessandro Bonora, Andrea Corbellari, Samantha De Mel, Peter Di Venuto, Benito Giordano, Hemanta Jayasena, Riccardo Maggio, Warren Mazzoncini, Andrea Parisi, Akhlaq Qureshi, Joe Scuderi, Aamir Shah. Coach - Doug Ferguson.