By John L. Aaron
The USA today announced a list of fourteen players and three officials to participate in the Etihad Summer Cricket Festival in Canada. The squad includes a few newcomers to the USA Senior Men’s team.
The friendly T20 Tournament will feature representative teams from Afghanistan, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA, and host Canada. It is scheduled from August 11 to 16 in Toronto, Canada.
Team USA is Jignesh Desai (captain), Anand Tummala, Amir Nanjee, Charan Singh, George Adams, Stuart Mills, Hussain Haidar, Azurdeen Mohammed, Mohammad Ghous, Bhim George (vice-captain), Japen Patel, Samarth Shah, Akeem Dodson, Quasen Alfred.
Arun Vittala, Manager; Howard Johnson, Coach, and Masood Syed, Physio.
In addition to participating in the 2011 Etihad Cricket Festival, Team USA will meet Canada in the K. A. Auty Cup, a tournament between Canada and the USA that dates back to 1963, except for a break from 1996.
2011 Etihad Summer Festival Schedule – T20 Matches:
11th August: Afghanistan vs. Trinidad & Tobago and Canada vs. USA
12th August: Canada vs. Afghanistan and Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA
13th August: Afghanistan vs. USA and Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago
K.A. Auty Cup:
15th-16th August: Canada vs. USA
Team USA departs for Canada this Wednesday.