Bermudans for training camp in Ja
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):
Bermuda's Twenty20 squad have flown to Jamaica for a training camp ahead of their ICC Americas Division One Twenty20 qualifiers in the United States next month.
Four countries - Bermuda, Canada, United States and Suriname - will take part in the tournament to be staged in Indianapolis from May 2-11.
The tournament's top two teams will qualify for the World Twenty20 qualifiers in Ireland in July.
Bermuda are due to play four T20 games in Kingston against representative teams during their Jamaica camp, including a double-header on Saturday, the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) announced yesterday.
The squad will be led by national coach Arnold Manders and his assistant Clay Smith, both former Bermuda batsmen.
The BCB announced a 14-man squad yesterday for the US tournament, including veterans Janeiro Tucker, 40, and 44-year-old former skipper David Hemp.
BCB president Lloyd Fray said: "The squad has a good mix of experience and youth as they prepare for this important tournament next month.
"I am pleased to see a number of former academy players continuing to feature in our squad although a number of young men were unavailable due to school commitments."
SQUAD: Janeiro Tucker, Dion Stovell, Oliver Pitcher, Tre Manders, David Hemp, Christian Burgess, Delray Rawlins, Stefan Kelly, Justin Pitcher, Joshua Gilbert, Malachi Jones, Fiqre Crockwell, James Celestine, Jordan DeSilva