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Source: USACA Media Release
The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) is pleased to announce the 14-man squad to compete in the ICC Americas U19 2013 Division 1 Tournament to be held in Toronto, Canada from July 7 to 15, 2013.
The participating countries for this tournament are USA, Bermuda and Canada. This is a 50-Over Tournament utilizing a double round robin format with each participating country playing each other twice. The winner automatically advances to ICC U19 World Cup to be held in UAE in 2014.
The USA National 19 team was selected after an exhaustive series of Regional trials followed by a selection Combine at which players were tested for speed, endurance, strength and cricketing skills. This comprehensive process provided the National Selectors the opportunity to assess technical, tactical, physical and mental strengths of the players in a variety of conditions.
The team will be captained by teenage senior team player Steven Taylor and includes many players who have progressed through the system from the U15 levels.
Image (right) - Steven Taylor will captain the USA U-19 team next month in Canada as they attempt to qualify for the 2014 ICC U-19 World Cup in the UAE. [Courtesy: Peter Della Penna/DreamCricket.com]
USA National U19 Team
Steven Taylor (Captain)
Muhammad Omar Afridi
Krishneal Goel (Vice Captain)
All matches will be played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club grounds in King City, Ontario.
The ICC Americas U19 2013 Division 1 Fixtures
Monday, July 8, 2013 10:00 AM - USA v Bermuda
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:00 AM - Bermuda v Canada
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:00 AM - Canada v USA
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:00 AM - Bermuda v USA
Friday, July 12, 2013 10:00 AM Canada v Bermuda
Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 AM - USA v Canada
Sunday, July 14, 2013 Rain/Reserve Day
The recruitment and selection process for the U19 coaching and support staff is now completed. USACA thanks all applicants who participated in the process. The USACA National Support Staff for this Tournament are:
Team Manager – Wesley King
Head Coach – Robin Singh
Physiotherapist – Basil Butcher, Jnr