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    USA 12th team in Champions Trophy

    Yup. That's right. The mighty Americans have invaded cricket too, winning the Six Nations Challenge in UAE by net run rate and pipping Scotland for a place.

    This tournament had certain problems, though. A qualifying tournament without the best players makes no sense at all. Canada couldn't play with John Davison, even though he would have played in the CT (and made a world of difference). Now, they went 0-5.

    Oh well. Do you think that this could increase the status of cricket in the USA? Or would it pass unnoticed, as Norway's recent success on the cricketing pitches?
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    Re: USA 12th team in Champions Trophy

    Originally posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Yup. That's right. The mighty Americans have invaded cricket too, winning the Six Nations Challenge in UAE by net run rate and pipping Scotland for a place.

    This tournament had certain problems, though. A qualifying tournament without the best players makes no sense at all. Canada couldn't play with John Davison, even though he would have played in the CT (and made a world of difference). Now, they went 0-5.

    Oh well. Do you think that this could increase the status of cricket in the USA? Or would it pass unnoticed, as Norway's recent success on the cricketing pitches?
    Wouldn't create much interest among the natives but i think there will be more participation now from the immigrants of Cricket playing countries as it would strike them that they can indeed play intl cricket if they work hard at this. I bet Cricket can hold it's own in US with the support of immigrants itself as the Indian immigrants are the richest community in the US and there are already reports that Contracts are being offered in US Cricket Leagues of upto $60,000. It just needs an encouragement like US qualifying in the WC and an Indian match in the US.

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    Wow done to them. I hope they do ok.
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    wonder how many of those players in the us cricket team are actually indian or of indian origin
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    Originally posted by tooextracool
    wonder how many of those players in the us cricket team are actually indian or of indian origin
    Just one i think. Many of them are from Carribbean islands

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    Originally posted by Craig
    Wow done to them. I hope they do ok.
    And they get some publicity in America. It could be a new growth area.
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    Rik will be glad that they wont play England as it will be a conflict of interest for him which to want to win.

    Then again if he's anygood, he should try and get in the team

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    I don't think the Americans will take to this game any time soon. 20 over games may work but the ICC may be too rigid for this. First they should make efforts to make the immigrants participate in Cricke and then take it from there. Rik will be the better one to say on this.

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    It will be good for Cricket

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    Let me suffice it to say; it will take more than one qualification for a major (ish) tournament to stimulate interest in the game.
    Americans living in America have been for God knows how long interested by-and-large only in their own team sports (baseball, basketball and their excuse for football ).
    Individual sports like golf and tennis is different, but I don't think cricket can realistically aim higher than the level rugby and football attain there.
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    Good on the USA for getting into a tournament against the best cricketing nations. At least it gives the Aussie's a chance to thrash them at something.....

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    Originally posted by vishnureddy
    Just one i think. Many of them are from Carribbean islands
    Its 3 actuallly. And the rest are from Pakistan and majority from the Carribean.

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    People asking for my views? Well I'll throw in my few cents

    Most of the USA players arn't actually American, so I doubt it will do anything for Cricket in America. As for the conflict of interists...nah I'd back England all the way, though I have a keen interist in American Cricket, just as I have for Zimbabwean Cricket.

    As for their players, Clayton Lambert, the former West Indies biffer bats in the middle order, but I'm surprised Everton Matambanadzo and Brighton Watambwa arn't playing, since they emigrated to the US. Maybe they did an "Olonga" and gave up cricket when they moved over, following other interists perhaps, but reports hardly suggest Lambert is full-time, in more ways than one!

    I'm disapointed Scotland didn't get through, since they have some very useful players, Brown, Hamilton, Blain (who bowled beutifully throughout) and Brinkley.
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    Lambert batting in the middle?
    Now I'm sure Liam will correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he an opener all his top-level career?
    Also, isn't he the best player in the side, surely? So why is he not batting in his own position?

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