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By Peter Della Penna (on Twitter)
The K.A. Auty Cup, a trophy contested for the cricket rivalry between
the USA and Canada, is scheduled to be held this year as part of a
series of matches from November 14-17 in Florida according to
information posted on the Cricket Canada web site. Although USACA has
not issued a press release regarding the matches, sources have confirmed
that player availability is currently being sought to form a squad for a
two-day match, one 50-over match and two T20s to be played at the
Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.
Auty Cup multi-day match was resumed in 2011 after a 16-year hiatus.
Canada defeated an understrength USA squad by 34 runs in the two-day
match in Toronto last summer as part of the Etihad Summer Cricket
Festival. USA and Canada played the first ever international cricket
match in New York in 1844 and the two countries share a lengthy history
While Canada is currently one of the six Associate and Affiliate ODI
nations, the USA has still managed to have some measure of success
against them in recent years. USA defeated Canada by 81 runs to win the
2008 ICC Americas Tournament in Florida and defeated them in the final
of the inaugural ICC Americas Division One Twenty20 Tournament by five
wickets in Bermuda in 2010.
Canada defeated the USA by nine wickets as part of an undefeated run
to win the 2010 ICC Americas Division One 50-over competition in Bermuda
in 2010 and also beat the USA by 10 runs to win the most recent ICC
Americas Division One Twenty20 in Florida last year.