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    Good to hear Murtagh is back in training. Ireland desparately needs to tune up the bowling
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    Hong Kong Cricket Association

    Announcement for the Squad for the Round One of ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship 2015-2017

    Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) announces today (27 March) that the squad for the round one of International Cricket Council Intercontinental Cup (ICC I-Cup) and World Cricket League Championship (ICC WCLC) 2015 – 2015 has been selected.

    HKCA’s Director of Cricket and Head Coach Charlie Burke said, “It has been over 4 months since we last played some international cricket. And after watching the World Cup and training almost every day, the guys are as hungry as ever to do well. This is a historic tour as it will be our first ever I-Cup and World Cricket League Championship matches and the first for most to tour Africa.”

    Burke add, “Missing the likes of Chapman and Rath is a big loss for us but it is a challenge for us going forward over the coming years having guys balance work/study commitments with a busy international schedule. This gives an opportunity to some of the guys like Waqas Khan, Roy Lamsam and Ankur Vasishta that haven’t had many opportunities over the last 12 months.”

    The Squad for ICC I-Cup and ICC WCLC include:
    Jamie Atkinson [Captain]
    Waqas Barkat [Vice Captain]
    Adil Mehmood
    Aizaz Khan
    Ankur Vasishta
    Babar Hayat
    Ehsan Nawaz
    Haseeb Amjad
    Irfan Ahmed
    Nadeem Ahmed
    Nizakat Khan
    Roy Lamsam
    Tanwir Afzal
    Waqas Khan

    Reserves
    Anas Khan
    Ishtiaq Muhammad
    Muhammad Khan
    Skhawat Ali

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    Charlie Burke - Coach
    Jawaid Iqbal - Assistant Coach/Manager
    Chris Pickett - Team Analyst
    Alex Chan - Physio

    “Namibia are a very good side and they have always been a tough opposition, I’m expecting them to come out firing in their own backyard," Burke said.

    Hong Kong Men’s Skipper Jamie Atkinson said, “The squad is excited about Hong Kong’s first match in the I-Cup and WCLC. We have prepared well over the last few months and are in good shape ahead of the matches. The squad has a high level of experience with all squad members having toured with Kong Kong in the past.”

    Hong Kong Men’s Squad is now working hard in preparation for the first round held in the next two months and cannot wait for the chance compete against Namibia in the four-day first- class ICC I-Cup and one-day internationals ICC WCLC.

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    Is Chapman following a career in England?
    Can't wait for this to start finally.Hope they have coverage on the ICC website.
    Irish players in County cricket will be available for all Irelands' gamesmsame as Scotland,will be a first.

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    Namibia has won the ICC Africa Twenty20 Championship that gives them a shot at the wt20 qualifiers later this year, which will see 6 teams join the teams ranked 9 and 10 for next year's wt20's preliminary round. So this tournament was a qualifying tournament for a qualifying tournament for a qualifying tournament The 2nd placed kenyans will also join them in the qualifiers




    The 2013 qualifiers had 16 teams but it seems like this time we'll only get 14. So this will be yet another global tournament with fewer opportunities for associate nations? Of course, those who are good enough to make it to the top 6 will be in the top 14 anyway and as much as I'd like it, I cannot see bermuda or italy make it to india. But just like ireland and afghanistan need to play more matches against australia or pakistan to improve, the danes and the americans need to play against the top associates to reach the next level. The 2 fewer teams may mean nothing for the eventual tournament but it will deprive some players of their biennial opportunity to see how they stack up against teams who are good enough to take down full members, and that cannot help improve the standards at this level
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    A full strength squad for Ireland. England have yet to name theirs and with moeen making the trip to the caribbean its anybodys guess what the team will look like Taylor to captain and Billings to get a debut I think



    Craig young has been amongst the wickets for sussex 2nds and Ireland A, so hopefully a county contract is just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotkohl View Post
    Namibia has won the ICC Africa Twenty20 Championship that gives them a shot at the wt20 qualifiers later this year, which will see 6 teams join the teams ranked 9 and 10 for next year's wt20's preliminary round. So this tournament was a qualifying tournament for a qualifying tournament for a qualifying tournament The 2nd placed kenyans will also join them in the qualifiers
    Worrying for Namibia that they lost to Uganda. I understand Uganda are improving, but they can't be much chop if they themselves lost to Ghana. Mind you, it looks like Namibia played around with their line-up a bit (Craig Williams batting at 9, for example). Henry Ssenyondo had a fantastic tournament for Uganda by the looks of things.
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    Two world t20 qualifiers will be played in the next two weeks. The americas division, that's being played at the shiny new stadium in indianapolis as we speak, and the european one, that starts in jersey from the 9th. Looks like we will have live scoring from both tournaments. I remember watching a bit of the denmark vs italy final in 2013 so they should broadcast some of the final this time around too?

    Squads for the americas division and the european one


    Denmark should be able to field a strong team since they now have amjad khan back in their ranks. And the suriname team has two different guys listed as coach, I think thats the first time I am seeing this in cricket. Let us hope that the ecb will not come to know of this, or they'll get ideas for yet another gratuitous backroom expansion
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    Is it just me losing track of associates, or does that Canada squad look really understrength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Is it just me losing track of associates, or does that Canada squad look really understrength?
    I think they had a few retirements since the WC Qualifiers.

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    Can't wait to see Wasim Akram turn out for Suriname tbh. And I sure hope Oliver Pitcher bowls in long sleeves.

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    Suriname actually had Canada, missed many chances in the field

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    France showing some promise in their tour to the Netherlands. Carried one game to the super over and won the other one against Northern Hurricanes.

    Fance's tour to the Netherlands got underway yesterday at Kampong with two T20 matches against the Dutch North Sea Pro sides, the Seafarers and the Hurricanes. Both games were tense affairs on a bright but cool Saturday, with the Dutch sides initally looking dominant, but the French fighting back hard to tie the first game against the Seafarers, the visitors eventually bested in a super over, before defeating the Hurricanes in a low-scoring encounter.

    Having won the toss and elected to bat, Stephan Myburgh got the Seafarers off to a rollicking start. Doing good work for the Nepal relief initiative, the left hander hit six sixes on his way to 63, including three off consecutive balls off Asan Khan. Tobias Visee hit some attractive shots before holing out for 15 trying to match the pace, and Myburgh eventually followed in like fashion with the score on 93 and gradually the French came back at their hosts. Tim Etman made a brisk 24 before becoming the third batsman caught in front of the wicket, and Wesley Barresi chipped a tame return catch to Malik soon after. Some late hitting from Seelaar and van Schelven got them past 150, though at the half-way point a total closer to 200 had looked on the cards.

    153 was the target, and Komalan Thalavingham was determined to get his team there, building partnerships with Wasim Bhatti and Usman Khan to keep in touch with the required rate. Ahsan Malik stuck the first blows for the Seafarers, having been hit for ten off the first three balls of his second over, came back to take two wickets in two balls. Jeroen Brand chipped in with two wickets in consecutive overs, but so long as the Dutch were unable to dislodge Thalavingham the runs continued to come.

    A good over from Viv Kigma at the death brought the reckoning to ten needed off the final over and five wickets in hand, with Malik to bowl. A close-run two followed by a single, a dot and a four off the fourth ball got the French in sight of victory, but a fine running catch in the deep by Seb Braat brought the Seafarers back into the contest. Thalavingham had got himself to the strikers end, but couldn't find the rope. Instead a hard run two, a misfield on the boundary and a run out coming back for the third saw Thalavingham go for 90 and the innings close with the scores level. The dramatic tie to set up a Super Over - something of a novelty in Dutch cricket.

    In the event, novelty value was the sole redeeming feature of what ensued. France struggled to 7-1 from Ahsan Malik's six balls with the aid of a dropped catch and two byes, whilst the Dutch reply saw only six runs off the bat from Pieter Seelaar and Stephan Myburgh, but on the final ball a single to the keeper and another overthrow saw the Seafarers claim a somewhat anticlimactic victory.

    The locals seemed on top early again in the second game, Saqib Zulfiqar was lightning sharp coming in from point to run out Thalavingham on the first ball of the innings, and Leon Turmaine followed it up by taking a screamer low to his left off the bowling of Paul van Meekeren to dismiss Ayyavooraju five overs later as ther French looked to rebuild.

    Borren accounted for Ihsan with a judicious full slower ball floated into middle, and a perfect bouncer next ball did for Niaz as the Dutch skipper bagged two in two. The Hurricanes were near faultless in the field, Saqib Zulfiqar and Turmaine combining to effect another fine run-out, before Turmaine, already having a reasonable claim on two wickets, put one next to his name on the scorecard by persuading Malik to cut at an arm-ball, taking the edge on the way to Rahil Ahmed's gloves.

    The parade continued as Bhatti chopped van Meekeren onto his stumps for 27, which would prove to be the joint top-score for the French. Robin Murphy posted the same in a brave rear-guard partnership with Usman Khan, but fell to Mahesh Hans with the score on 90, and the French managed only another three runs for the remaining two wickets.

    The Hurricanes top-order contrived to inject some excitement into what should have been a reasonably straightforward chase, a series of soft dismissals seeing them enter the 8th over on 31-4. Three runs later Turmaine's outing at number 6 came to a premature end, and it fell to Borren to stabilise the innings with Saqib Zulfiqar. A sharp run-out chance on the second ball of the partenrship threatened to turn the screw, but the pair managed to add 25 to take the hosts to 59-5.

    Both fell victim to their own needless aggression, however - Zulfiqar smashing a full toss straight to cover and Borren skying a sweep shot - to leave the game poised at 60-7. Their partnership would prove the best the Hurricanes could manage, with Mudassar Bukhari bowled through the gate by Ali with 30 needed and Quirijn Gunning becoming his third victim in the 18th over. Last pair Mahesh Hans and Paul van Meekeren added another ten runs, but van Meekeren fell victim to a fine direct hit from Arslan Rameez on the final ball of the penultimate over to leave the Hurricanes 14 short of the total and seal a well deserved French victory.
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    Looking forward to USA vs Canada today

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    Never seen colour coded scoring before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Never seen colour coded scoring before
    Really?

    I took a Level 0 scorers course with the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers and this was the first thing they taught us. 10 colours for 10 bowlers.

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