Cricket Canada has announced Canada’s U-1 7 team to participate the regional ICC Americas U18 Match Play Camp from July 8th thru 15th . The Canadian squad is:
Armann Kapoor (ON, Captain); Nikhil Dutta (ON); Thursaanth Anatha Ejah (ON); Stephan Joseph (ON); Siddhanth Shekhar (ON); Arjun Pankh (ON); Abraash Khan (ON); Dhanya Mihr Dave (ON); Prushoth Wijayaral (ON); Aniket Joshi (ON); Bakshpreet Singh Gill (BC); Miraj Rajeshkumar Patel (AB); Farhan Malik Muhammad (AB); and Babar Barhan (AB).
The USA Cricket Association has named the following U18 squad and reserves on June 10th:
Steven Taylor (Captain); Dave Parikh (Vice-captain); Mohamed Omar Afridi; Shakeel Ahmad; Vibhav Altekar; Arsh Buch; Krish Goel; Karan Patel; Ryan Persaud; Amamauth Persaud; ZahibTariq; Roshan Varadrajan; Omari Williams; Randall Wilson
USA Reserves: Trevis Ross; Armamauth Singh; lmmanuel Amirtharaj.
The Bermuda squad does not appear to have been published, to date.
All matches are 50 Overs starting at 10:00 AM and will be played at Broward
County Cricket Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. Teams will play each other twice.
The USA U18 squad announcement noted the following USA match schedule:
July 10 USA v Bermuda; July 11 USA v Canada; July 12 USA Off Day (which likely gives Canada v Bermuda as the game for the day); July 13 USA v Bermuda; and July 14 USA v Canada.
Why a “Match Play Camp”?
The reason this event is called a “Match Play Camp” was given in a writing by Andy Pick (ICC Americas Development Program Officer) to the three participating countries; USA,
Bermuda and Canada. The USACA release includes the following comments by Andy Pick:
“The reasonfor this match play opportunity is to hopeftilly get you to focus on your selection this
summer and to assemble a squad of players who, if successful, will be together right through to
the ICC U19 CWC. It is also our hope that this camp will form the start of a l2 month
development programme aimed at getting your squad in the best position to challenge for the
one spot available.”
“This is the first get together of this kind and its success will be evaluated in two key areas,’
Firstly, that a large percentage of your U18 squad is retained in your Ul9s next year, and
secondly, by us seeing evidence of an ongoing development plan, ICC Americas will then
workwith the qualifying team in its preparation for the ICC U19 CWC.”
Towards this end, there will be no trophies or champions. However, to keep the cricket
competitive, points will be awarded not only for winning a match but also for executing good
one day cricket habits and attitudes.
Points structure for the Match Play Camp games
10 points for a win
5 points for a no result
1 point available @ 15 overs – 3 or more wickets down the point goes to the bowling
side, less than 3 wickets down the point goes to the batting side
1 point for the team batting first if they bat the allotted overs, bowling side gets it if
1 point for each 50 partnership
2 points for each 100 partnership
1 point for each run out resulting from a direct hit
1 point for bowling a side out
1 point for less than 1 extra ball per 5 overs when bowling (under 10 for the full 50
overs pro rata)