USA national team could potentially participate in two major tournaments in November.
As announced earlier on DreamCricket.com, Guyana plans to host the West Indies domestic ODI tournament and the hosts appear keen to invite two of the three North American teams - USA, Canada and Bermuda to the tournament to be held between 14th and 27th November.
Separately, ICC Americas announced that the Americas Region Division I will take place in Florida between November 24th and December 1st.
Even though there is a potential conflict with the dates of the WICB tournament and the ICC Americas tournament, the two tournaments present tremendous opportunities for USA's tournament starved cricketers.
Significantly, ICC Americas announced that the new Broward County stadium would host some of the ICC Americas Region I matches - a welcome development for the stadium's supporters.
Besides USA, the following Division I teams will participate in the ICC Americas tournament: Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and Suriname. In the last edition of the ICC Americas Division I held in 2006, Bermuda won the championship edging out USA and hosts Canada.What of USA Senior National Tournament?
Amidst all the news trickling from the neighbourhood, the uncertainty surrounding USA Senior National Tournament continues. This tournament featuring Central West and West Coast (North) from the Western Conference and New York and Atlantic from the Eastern Conference was to begin on October 10th. USACA has not notified the regions of the new dates yet.Cricket continues to make inroads in Canada
Meanwhile, Canada has made tremendous progress and the organizational improvements within the ruling body have produced immediate results. The first major step was the hiring of Atul Ahuja as CEO of Cricket Canada in September of 2007. Ahuja, who had served as the Marketing and Communications Director of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, has so far been successful in his efforts to generate sponsorship support.
In August, Canada hosted Bermuda and West Indies in the Scotiabank Series Cup. They then followed that up with the Al Barakah T20 in October featuring Canada, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
These international tournaments have not only bolstered Canada's cricket exchanges with top-tier teams, they have also boosted the popularity of the sport in that country.