Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

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ray
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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by ray » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:39 am

^ I'm not a member of that Facebook group so could not access the schedule.

Instead, here is the info from another source: https://www.weeklyvoice.com/head-coach- ... -league-a/
Team Canada’s Malaysia Challenge League A campaign will commence on March 17 against hosts Malaysia. Canada’s remaining matches will be against Denmark on March 19, Vanuatu on March 22 before ending with back-to-back encounters against Qatar and Singapore on March 25 and 26th. The Canadians will start the 2020 League A Tournament as Group leaders on eight points, having suffered just one loss, to Singapore, during the 2019 Tournament.
So, again our final match will be against Singapore with first place in League A likely on the line - a must-win for Canada.

The warm-ups will be important to settle on a playing XI. Malaysia, Singapore and Qatar all come into the tournament with recent T20 activity.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by ray » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:49 am

Challenge League A postponed: https://cricketcanada.org/news-single?nid=101

With political, business and sporting events/conferences being cancelled/postponed worldwide, I was wondering whether COVID-19 would also affect this tournament. I'm glad they called it off before the Canadians had departed. When the tournament eventually gets played is anybody's guess.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by Victorian » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:19 pm

This is huge for Canada! The players will now be in the middle (or end) of cricket season. Perhaps, too, the venue will be changed.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by ray » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:26 am

The 2nd round of Challenge League A has apparently been pushed to Sept/Oct 2020 (still in Malaysia).
Given the uncertainty of the domestic cricket season for this summer, it is an open question as to whether Canada will be any better prepared than for the original dates in March. We hope all the teams are safe and coping well in the circumstances.

https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/1648353

Rescheduled ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A
Host Malaysia 30 September – 10 October
Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu

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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by ray » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:52 am

To no one's surprise, the 2nd round of the Challenge League A is postponed for a 2nd time: https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/1775687

It is looking likely that Canada will play no international cricket in 2020. A re-scheduled Ch. League A prior to say June next year would leave Canada with only indoor practice since the fall of 2019.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 Challenge League A (2nd round)

Post by timmyj51 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:37 am

How 'bout Team "USA" and Canada arrange some matches between themselves,
maybe even play the Auty Cup. Still plenty of opportunity to play cricket. Just
have to be innovative during these times. :idea: :idea:

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