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Thread: ****Official******* ICC World Cricket League, Division 3

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    ****Official******* ICC World Cricket League, Division 3

    The ICC World Cricket Division 3 starts on Jan 22nd. 6 teams will be taking part-USA, PNG, HK, Oman, Denmark & Italy. The Top 2 qualify for Div 2 in UAE

    The Schedule is as follows

    Fixtures:
    Jan 22nd:
    Match 01: USA v Hong Kong, Kowloon Cricket Club
    Match 02: Denmark v Italy, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 03: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Mission Road

    Jan 23rd:
    Match 04: Oman v Hong Kong, Kowloon Cricket Club
    Match 05: Italy v Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 06: USA v Denmark, Mission Road

    Jan 24th:
    Rest Day

    Jan 25th:
    Match 07: Oman v Italy, Kowloon Cricket Club
    Match 08: USA v Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 09: Hong Kong v Denmark, Mission Road

    Jan 26th:
    Match 10: Papua New Guinea v Denmark, Kowloon Cricket Club
    Match 11: Oman v USA, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 12: Hong Kong v Italy, Mission Road

    Jan 27th:
    Rest Day

    Jan 28th:
    Match 13: Denmark v Oman, Kowloon Cricket Club
    Match 14: Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 15: USA v Italy, Mission Road

    Jan 29th:
    Match 16: 5th Place Playoff - TBC v TBC, Mission Road
    Match 17: 3rd Place Playoff - TBC v TBC, Hong Kong Cricket Club
    Match 18: Final - TBC v TBC, Kowloon Cricket Club

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    The Squads are as follows

    USA: Steve Massiah (captain), Muhammed Ghous, Lennox Cush, Usman Shuja, Rashard Marshall, Sushil Nadkarni, Ritesh Kadu, Orlando Baker, Carl Wright, Aditya Thyagarajan, Kevin Darlington, Durale Forrest, Asif Mehmood Khan, Ryan Corns.

    PNG: Rarua Dikana Boge (captain), Chris Amini, Assadollah Vala, Kila Pala, Loa Nou, Pipi Raho, Mahuru Dai, Raymond Haoda Jnr, Chris Kent, Jack Vare-Kevera, Tony Ura, Kapena Arua, Hitolo Areni, Jason Kila

    Oman: Hemal Mehta (captain), Qais bin Khalid al Said, Sufyan Mehmood, Sultan Ahmed, Hemin Pratap Desai, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Jatinder Singh, Deep Trivedi, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Awal Khan, Syed Amir Ali, Adnan Ilyas, Zeeshan Siddiqui,Khalid Rasheed.

    Hong Kong: Najeeb Amar (captain), Nadeem Ahmed, Irfan Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Tabarak Dar, Khalid Butt, Asif Khan, Courtney Kruger, Roy Lansam, Mark Chapman, Nizakat Mohammad, Moner Muhammad, Adil Mehmood, Mohammad Aizaz Khan.

    Italy: Alessandro Bonora (captain), Roshendra Abewickrama, Din Alaud, Damian Crowley, Gayashan Munasinghe, Dilan Fernando, Thushara Kurukulasuriya, Damian Fernando, Andrew Northcote, Hayden Patrizi, Peter Petricola, Michael Raso, Hemantha Jayasena, Vincenzo Pennazza.

    Denmark: Michael Pedersen (captain), Aftab Ahmed, Rizwan Mahmood, Raja Javed, Martin Pedersen, Jacob Larsen, Bashir Shah, Troels Th√łgersen, Bobby Chawla, Yasir Iqbal, Frederik Klokker, Carsten Pedersen, David Borchersen, Naveed Mugfal.

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    Moderators can this thread be merged with the other Thread of WCL Div 3 started so taht we have all discussions on one thread

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    Two USA players threaten to pull out of tour over bonus

    Just when things looked getting fine for USA, now this is happening

    USA's senior team has been hit by controversy less than a week before it is supposed to leave for Hong Kong to take part in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three, with two of its senior members threatening to stay home over non-payment of a bonus that was promised to them by the USA Cricket Association for winning ICC World Cricket League Division Four.

    USACA President Gladstone Dainty confirmed to ESPNcricinfo on Friday that a bonus payment was promised, and said the players will receive the money in due time, but that financing tournaments and selection camps took precedence ahead of paying out any bonuses to individual players.

    "We don't deal kindly with those kind of threats," Dainty said when informed of the players intentions. "Tell them that I say if it's the case that they're not going to go to Hong Kong, we'll send another team because this is about the growth of US cricket. It's about everybody. It's not about them. The money that we spend is for everybody. If they think we're going to give them money and not have a national championship or not prepare the Under-19 teams, they got something else coming, not under my watch. They can stay home.

    "With this amount of cricket being played, we're spending a lot of money and we've got to prioritize it. We're not going to not have a national championship because we're giving players a bonus. They're going to have to wait."

    The two players, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, claim that Dainty promised the team a $1000 bonus for winning Division Four in Italy. Dainty, however, would not confirm that figure. "I don't know how much they were promised. I told them we'll give them a bonus based on the money that we have, but generally we don't give them less than $500. What we're not going to do, the ladies team won also, we're not going to give them more than we give the ladies. It's going to be all of them, and the ladies, so we've got to look at the money but it's not going to be less than $500."

    The USA women's team swept a three-match 50-over series against Canada in July to win the ICC Americas Women's championship, clinching a spot in this year's Women's World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh.

    "They were promised a bonus," Dainty said. "We didn't tell them when they'd get it and the reason why we didn't tell them when they'd get it… for the national tournament we were broke. So to give those players a bonus and not have the national tournament, which one is the priority?"

    Dainty said that he hoped USACA would receive its quarterly ICC development grant as early as Monday. "We're getting funding in, including the ICC money. Even today I had a discussion with the treasurer about as soon as that money comes in, not only they're gonna get their bonus, we promised the ladies some money and those ladies, they've been very nice and gracious. So we'll pay them and pay the ladies when the money comes in."

    In addition to the delayed bonus payment, the two players are unhappy that their stipend for the upcoming tour to Hong Kong has not been increased from the tour of Italy. According to the players, they received $200 per day on tour in August for a total of $3000 but have been told that they will receive the same amount for Hong Kong. Team sources have also said that first time tour members receive either $125 or $150 per day. The anonymous players feel that because they advanced to play in a more competitive tournament, they deserve an increase in pay.

    "It's not all about the money," the second anonymous player said. "It's about respect. If you make a promise, we expect it to be fulfilled."

    The USA squad is due to meet in New York on Friday before leaving on Saturday January 15 for Hong Kong with the tournament starting on the 22nd. "This tour is a make or break tour for USACA and if they don't get things right by next Friday, there may be a few senior players who won't be going to New York to get on the plane to Hong Kong," the first anonymous player said. "It's about time USACA thinks about the players instead of themselves because it's us going on the field representing USA, and not them."

    Another issue bothering both players is that they claim they do not receive any portion of the tour stipend until they get to the airport to go on tour. As a result, they say they have a hard time depositing the money or sending it back to their families to be able to use while they are gone and that the tour stipend does not adequately cover the money they are forgoing in lost wages by taking time off work.

    "They're giving us $750 at the airport and then the balance while we're gone," the first player said. "Can you take care of your family from the airport? These people are not treating us even halfway how we're supposed to be treated."

    "We've got a situation, they're getting ready to go on tour and we always give them money before they leave," Dainty said in response to the complaint about the delivery of tour payments. "So they'll be getting that money and hopefully they can get the bonus. It's not that we had it. We have to prioritize. Although we signed this big deal, we haven't drawn down all the money yet, a lot of the money, because a lot of paperwork is still going on. We're not trying to run away, they'll get the money, but as the money comes in, we're trying to prioritize."

    With USACA due to receive $5 million in 2011 for its share in the newly formed Cricket Holdings America, the players say they've been underpaid for a long time and now they want their share of the spoils.

    "We need to form a players association," the second player said. "USACA doesn't negotiate with anyone. They just give us whatever and expect us to take it. For cricket to move forward, the players need to feel comfortable. Nothing has been improved for the players so I don't understand how the cricket is going to get better. Cricket is not about those [administrators]. It's about the players. It's just a bunch of jokers controlling the cricket."[/U]
    Last edited by jashan83; 09-01-2011 at 09:38 PM.


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    USA captain Massiah confident of promotion

    USA captain Steve Massiah believes his side will have completed plenty of preparation ahead of the start of Pepsi ICC WCL Div. 3 in Hong Kong on 22 January. The 31-year-old believes that his team's early arrival in Hong Kong will be key to its success in the tournament.

    "We've just concluded our National Championships and a team camp and will be heading out to Hong Kong on 15 January for a couple of practice games and training sessions. I think this will give us plenty of time before our first game on 22 January to prepare ourselves for the conditions in Hong Kong.

    "It's tough for us to get together ahead of the tournament with people spread from East to West but we've all got training schedules to stick to and we will all definitely have the fitness levels needed ahead of the tournament," said Massiah.

    There are four new additions to the USA side heading to Hong Kong including Ryan Corns and Durale Forrest. Massiah believes the four new members of the squad all have something to offer.

    "Forrest, Corns and Ritesh Kadu are all young exciting prospects for us. Forrest is a former West Indies under-15 player, Corns has represented the USA at U19 level while Kadu has been a consistent performer in his local league in Southern California. Asif Khan is also a positive addition for us as we've been in need of a left-arm spinner and Asif provides us that along with bringing the experience he's had as a former first-class cricketer in Pakistan.

    "All four of the guys have settled well into the side and I make it my responsibility as captain to make sure they're happy and well looked after by everyone in the side. We're a diverse group of guys but I like to think we've got good camaraderie in the team," added the top-order batsman.

    The team have limited knowledge of the sides they'll be facing but that doesn't seem to worry Massiah who is the only member of the USA side to still be playing from the time the country was in Division 1 of the tournament.

    "We don't feel pressure coming into this tournament, despite being the winners of Division 4 in Italy. We have to take each game as it comes at this event. We don't know all the teams particularly well apart from Italy who we played in August.

    "I personally have played Oman, Denmark and PNG before but that was over ten years ago now so I'm sure the sides have changed. We'll be sure to do our research so that we can get on and execute our game on the day," he concluded.



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