Ottawa – Cricket Canada has announced the Canadian National Squad to participate in the ICC 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier to be held in Antigua from November 7 – 15, 2021. The fourteen member squad is as follows:
Navneet Dhaliwal (Captain), Dilon Heyliger, Jatinderpal Matharu, Shreyas Movva, Salman Nazar, Rayyankhan Pathan, Cecil Pervez, Sana-Ur-Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui, Kaleem Ravinderpal Singh, Hamza Tariq, Harsh Thaker, Saad Zafar and Aaditya Varadharajan.
The squad will be accompanied by five officials: Carlos Ragoonath – Manager, Amarinder Bhinder – Coach, two Assistant Coaches Khuram Chohan and Daulat Khan, Ankur Sahrama – Physio and Dinesh Mahabir – Analyst.
Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA will be the other seven teams participating in the Antigua hosted seven day tournament which will be played in a round-robin format. The tournament’s top two teams will progress into the two eight-team global qualifiers for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be played in Australia next November.
The selected Canadian Squad includes the exciting all-rounder Rayyan Pathan who recently participated as an overseas player in Nepal’s T20 Everest Premier League. Pathan also recorded a highest score of 46 and also captured 8 wickets with his medium-pace bowling during the St Kitts hosted 2019 Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Life Super50 Tournament.
The fourteen members Canadian Squad along with its five accompanying officials will depart for Antigua on Sunday October 31, 2021.