USA Coach spoke to SportStar about his vision for USA Cricket. Here are snippets:
On Team USA:
“Even though we would’ve liked to have a go at the WC Qualifier, not performing in the World Cricket League Division 3 gave us time to rebuild and set the standards of USA Cricket.
“We have re-structured the national squad and it looks stronger than ever. We are on the right path to qualify through Division 3 and T20 Qualifier,” he said.
“Our current plan is to bring the team to the next round of WCL Division 1. We need experience and seasoned players to achieve this quite bullish target initially.
“At the same time, we have identified various young talents who are capable of making it to the national squad soon. I hope in two to three years time, we will have a full home-grown team.”
On youth cricket:
“We are close to finalising the new USA Cricket national entry level program which has been designed to attract children to the sport they might not know much about.
“This will launch in April and play a crucial role expanding the cricket pathway.”
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