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News: Canada leave out Davison, Bilcliff, Heaney and Barnett….

Here is the Canadian team that will tour SA for the intercontinental cup game against Netherlands, and the ODI triseries…. Looks like for the first time, we will actually see the Canadian expat cricket team, since their loyal imports have all become unavailable.

2 ALI Qaiser – V. Capt.
3 CHUMNEY Desmond
4 JYOTI Sandeep
7 SAMAD Abdool
8 BAGAI Ashish
9 MULLA Asif
10 SANDHER Kevin
11 BHATTI Umar
12 OSINDE Henry

So lets see….. I would just go ahead and drop Dhaniram and Chumney. The rest would probably be the best Canadian team on show with this squad. Swapping can be done between Sandher/Dhaniram and Jyoti/Chumney. Canada still have their full bowling attack, and that can be a source of problem for some teams. But since Holland has a strong batting lineup, I think they would be able to deal with this. Bermuda I dont know about, they didnt face them very well in the Intercontinental cup matches either…..

I am just glad that Anderson Cummins, the 40 year old WI fast bowler, did not make it to the squad. It would have been a joke like Clayton Lambert. Then again, with Codrington and Chumney in the side, Cummins would have been a young man…….

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  1. Nishadh Rego
    October 12, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    The fact that one of the top associates has to rely on former first players who are 35 + disgusts me. Where’s all the money going?

  2. October 12, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    Rego, Don Maxwell and George Codrington are NOT former first class players….. they are in fact born and bred players from Canada, who, in their prime, were exceptional players in the Canada domestic scene. That probably would have meant that had Canada played ODIs in the mid 80s to late 90s period, these guys might have done well even against weak test teams………

    Chumney I think is former WI first class player……

  3. October 13, 2006 at 12:35 am

    Chumney hasn’t played cricket in the West Indies except as part of Canadian teams. And I’m not sure where you get the idea that Maxwell and Codrington are “born and bred” players, they were born in Barbados….. (oh no, ex-pats! how awful!)

    It appears that Central Districts in New Zealand are behind the non-selection of Barnett, as they haven’t released him.

  4. October 13, 2006 at 12:41 am

    ahhh….. my bad on Maxwell……. but I am right about George Codrington….. b. November 26, 1966, Canada….. first class span of only 2005, that couldnt have been from barbados……

    Regarding Maxwell too….. first class span of 2004-2006….. Major Team is only Canada…….. so maybe he is ‘pretty much a born and bred player’…..

    Getting info for both from Cricinfo……

  5. October 13, 2006 at 1:20 am


    Barnett may not have been released by NZ domestic team, but whatever happened to Bilcliff and Davison(the captain)?

    Will the NZ domestic team release Barnett for the WC :):)

  6. October 13, 2006 at 2:19 am

    Cricket Archive has Codrington down as born in Barbados, and I’m much more inclined to believe them, as they tend to be more accurate.

    Your standards on what is and isn’t a born and bred player are a little puzzling, you regard Maxwell as born and bred, but not Stewart Heaney, who also has a major team only being Canada, and was actually at least born there!

    The New Zealand team have to release him for the World Cup. Release is compulsory for the following:

    1. World Cup
    2. Twenty20 World Championship
    3. ODIs against ICC full members
    4. World Cup qualifiers.

    Just need to add all ODIs and Intercontinental Cup to that list!

  7. October 13, 2006 at 2:28 am

    I am ok with whereever the person is born, as long as he has learnt his cricket in Canada…….. Heany and Maxwell (assuming that he was born in Barbados, but learnt his cricket in Canada) are a world apart in that sense…….

  8. Tom Lewis
    October 13, 2006 at 5:09 am

    I am very surprised that Heaney was not named in either the squad to tour South Africa or the winter training. Yet the selectors persist with the likes or Chumney and Maxwell. I know that Heaney has nor produced but surely as he is younger he deserves endless chances like the ones given to Chumney and co.

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