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Canada confident of making it to top six

November 6, 2013 - News

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 gets underway next week
 
By NOUMAN KHALIL
Staff Writer
Canada is confident of performing well and making it to the top six at the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013, which gets under way in the United Arab Emirates from Nov 15.
The competition is one of the biggest tournaments in the ICC’s associate and affiliate members’ calendars.
In the tournament, as many as 16 member countries will be competing each other in 72 matches to be played at six different venues across the UAE including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Only top six teams will to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014.
“We are eagerly looking forward to this tournament,” Gus Logie, former star player of the West Indies and coach of Canadian national team, said while speaking to SAF before leaving for Dubai. “Looking at our players’ preparations, I think we have very good opportunity to qualify T20 World Cup. And if we qualify, no doubt it would be great for Canada cricket.”
Logie said players have been preparing and training hard for this tournament for quite a sometime and have shown gradual improvement in all — batting, bowling, fielding as well as technical and general fitness — fields.
He said all teams are challenging, but Canada is well equipped, focused to play together and ready to face any team.
“I am confident that we will qualify for the T20 World Cup,” said Logie.
The ICC World Twenty20 Cup is schedule to be staged in Bangladesh next year from Mar 16 to April 6.
Along with Afghanistan, Ireland, The Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland, Canada earned direct qualification into the T20 Qualifiers by virtue of finishing in the top six of the previous event held in the UAE in March 2012.
Joining those six sides with automatic qualification is host the UAE, while the remaining nine sides have progressed through 11 regional qualifying tournaments.
No less than 72 associate and affiliate members countries featured in these regional tournaments.
Canadian team is led by experienced right-handed batsman Ashish Bagai, who also specializes in wicket-keeping.
“Under the strong leadership of coach Gus Logie and captain Ashish Bagai, we believe that we are in a very strong position to qualify for the T20 World Cup,” said Doug Hannum, CEO of Cricket Canada.
“The team has come together very well in recent months and we believe that we have assembled a strong group of Canadian Cricketers that will be very competitive in the WT20 qualifiers,” said Hannum.
The participating 16 sides have been divided into two groups of eight.
Canada is placed in Group A with top seed and defending champion Ireland, Namibia, Uganda, USA, Italy, Hong Kong and the UAE.
Group B includes Afghanistan, The Netherlands, Scotland, Kenya, Bermuda, Denmark, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.
Canada will play their first warm-up game against Afghanistan on Nov. 12.
Canada team: Ashish Bagai (captain), Havir Baidwan, Rizwan Cheema, Henry Onsinde, Damodar Daesrath, Abzal Dean, Jeremy Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Jimmy Hansra, Kenny Kamyuka, Usman Limbada, Hiral Patel, Raza Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui, Hamza Tariq.

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Canada confident of making it to top six

November 6, 2013 - News

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 gets underway next week
 
By NOUMAN KHALIL
Staff Writer
Canada is confident of performing well and making it to the top six at the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013, which gets under way in the United Arab Emirates from Nov 15.
The competition is one of the biggest tournaments in the ICC’s associate and affiliate members’ calendars.
In the tournament, as many as 16 member countries will be competing each other in 72 matches to be played at six different venues across the UAE including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Only top six teams will to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014.
“We are eagerly looking forward to this tournament,” Gus Logie, former star player of the West Indies and coach of Canadian national team, said while speaking to SAF before leaving for Dubai. “Looking at our players’ preparations, I think we have very good opportunity to qualify T20 World Cup. And if we qualify, no doubt it would be great for Canada cricket.”
Logie said players have been preparing and training hard for this tournament for quite a sometime and have shown gradual improvement in all — batting, bowling, fielding as well as technical and general fitness — fields.
He said all teams are challenging, but Canada is well equipped, focused to play together and ready to face any team.
“I am confident that we will qualify for the T20 World Cup,” said Logie.
The ICC World Twenty20 Cup is schedule to be staged in Bangladesh next year from Mar 16 to April 6.
Along with Afghanistan, Ireland, The Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland, Canada earned direct qualification into the T20 Qualifiers by virtue of finishing in the top six of the previous event held in the UAE in March 2012.
Joining those six sides with automatic qualification is host the UAE, while the remaining nine sides have progressed through 11 regional qualifying tournaments.
No less than 72 associate and affiliate members countries featured in these regional tournaments.
Canadian team is led by experienced right-handed batsman Ashish Bagai, who also specializes in wicket-keeping.
“Under the strong leadership of coach Gus Logie and captain Ashish Bagai, we believe that we are in a very strong position to qualify for the T20 World Cup,” said Doug Hannum, CEO of Cricket Canada.
“The team has come together very well in recent months and we believe that we have assembled a strong group of Canadian Cricketers that will be very competitive in the WT20 qualifiers,” said Hannum.
The participating 16 sides have been divided into two groups of eight.
Canada is placed in Group A with top seed and defending champion Ireland, Namibia, Uganda, USA, Italy, Hong Kong and the UAE.
Group B includes Afghanistan, The Netherlands, Scotland, Kenya, Bermuda, Denmark, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.
Canada will play their first warm-up game against Afghanistan on Nov. 12.
Canada team: Ashish Bagai (captain), Havir Baidwan, Rizwan Cheema, Henry Onsinde, Damodar Daesrath, Abzal Dean, Jeremy Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Jimmy Hansra, Kenny Kamyuka, Usman Limbada, Hiral Patel, Raza Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui, Hamza Tariq.

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