ICC Americas T20 round up

With the tournament to get under way tomorrow, Canada left yesterday. We understand that Mark Montford may have replaced Cecil Pervez in the Canada squad due to injury.
The Cayman Compass suggests their team is looking for an upset:-
“It is going to be a big ask for our guys,” said (coach) Anderson. “We have prepared as best we can, but we are up against teams that have professional players, country players and quadruple our funding.” He said Cayman’s best chance was to sneak under the radar and hope that teams underestimate them.
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Meanwhile the Royal Gazette reports that the Bermuda captain Dion Stovell is out of the tournament
“Dion Stovell has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Bermuda.The Bermuda cricket captain has been declared unfit to participate in the upcoming tournament because of a concussion he suffered after being struck on the head in Cup Match at Wellington Oval. The Somerset all-rounder was hit near his temple by a ball from St George’s seam bowler Justin Pitcher, facing the first ball of his team’s second innings after being promoted up the order.”
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Our own Eddie Norfolk has provided some notes on Bermuda’s Delray Rawlins:-
Delray Rawlins, selected to play for Bermuda in the Americas T20 Final, has had some recent success with the bat for Sussex, although out for a duck this week in the Vitality Blast (T20) game with Surrey (Aug 15). He began August with a Player of the Game award for taking Sussex to victory with 35* against Gloucester (Aug 4). His 18* helped his team to a Blast win over Middlesex.
Rawlins posted 100 in a losing cause against Lancashire in Division Two of the County Championship. It was his first century in first-class and followed his 56 and 20* in a loss against Durham. He also made 69 against Australia A.
He has not bowled in many recent games but did end Cameron Bancroft’s innings of 158 for Durham and ended with 3 wickets for 19 in that innings. Sussex lost by 196 runs to Durham, whose win was based on Bancroft’s first-innings 158 and Ned Eckersley’s 118.

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