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USA Cricket: 24 players announced for 2013 USA U-19 selection combine

2013 May 14 by DreamCricket USA

The format of the Combine will include speed, endurance and strength tests and cricketing skills testing along with a series of matches of varying lengths. The Combine also provides the opportunity to assess technical, tactical, physical and mental strengths. All tests will be measurable to allow for direct comparisons between players.

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After a month of Regional trials across the nation, The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), today announced that it has sent letters of invitation to 24 players to attend its inaugural U19 Combine to be held in Florida from May 31 to June 2, 2013.

An invitation to this inaugural USACA Combine is an honor and it gives players the opportunity to advance their cricket education and be part of the USACA Talented Player Pathway designed to track and support players from the youth level all the way up into the National senior team.

By attending the Combine players will be included in USACA Talented Player database and will be targeted for future skills development. Performance at the local level will be monitored on an on-going basis.

The format of the Combine will include speed, endurance and strength tests and cricketing skills testing along with a series of matches of varying lengths. The Combine also provides the opportunity to assess technical, tactical, physical and mental strengths. All tests will be measurable to allow for direct comparisons between players.

Selwyn Caesar, Chair of USACA National Selection Committee commented “The USACA U19 Combine was designed to prepare players who were identified during the evaluation period. The selected players would be participating in multiple facets of physical training, dexterity and other cricket related activities which would be managed by Mr. Andy Pick, ICC Americas High Performance Manager in conjunction with coaches and other specialist trainers.”

The Combine is one component of the USA National U19 Team preparation for ICC Americas U19 Tournament to be held in Toronto, Canada from July 7 to 15, 2013. Participating countries are USA, Bermuda and Canada. The winner automatically advances to ICC U19 2014 World Cup to be held in UAE.

List of players invited to USACA U19 Combine:

Raj Bhavasar AR
Rishi Patel AR
Ryan Persaud AR
Salman Ahmed CER
Jay Pathak CWR
Vibhav Altekar NWR
Arsh Buch NWR
Krish Goel NWR
Dave Parikh NWR
Roshan Varadarajan NWR
Omar Afridi NYR
Clifford Hamilton NYR
Aown Iqbal NYR
Amarnauth Persaud NYR
Keifer Phill NYR
Travis Ross NYR
Waqas Shah NYR
Randal Wilson NYR
Kwiese Edmondson SER
Patrick Palmer SER
Steven Taylor SER
Omari Williams SER
Shakeel Ahmad SWR
Sahaj Patel SWR