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Lawson to play for USA

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler Jermaine Lawson is set to make his debut for the United States after he was selected on a 14-man squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division Three in Malaysia later this month.

Lawson, 32, is the third former West Indies international in the last two years to be chosen for USA in an ICC tournament squad.

The Jamaica-born cricketer joins Adam Sanford and former USA captain Neil McGarrell, who have both been dropped following USA's 15th place finish in their most recent event, the World T20 Qualifier last November.

Lawson once took a Test hat-trick for West Indies in his 13-Test career, but had not appeared for them since the opening Test in Brisbane against Australia in November 2005.

His Test career also includes six wickets for three runs against Bangladesh and a career-best seven for 78 to demolish Australia in the Caribbean.

He has not appeared in a United States of America Cricket Association tournament since 2011 and has been playing in private T20 tournaments around the country, as well as club cricket in New Jersey and New York.

Lawson moved to the USA in 2010 and qualified to play for USA this year based on the ICC's four-year residency requirement.

The ICC WCL Division-Three tournament runs from October 23 and 30 in Malaysia.