Heyliger retains place in Canada senior men’s team

first_img… Montfort placed on reserve listBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Guyanese Dilon Heyliger has retained his place in the Canada senior men’s squad, set to vie for supremacy in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League Division 2 tournament to be held in Namibia, April 20-27. Another Guyanese, Mark Montfort, who is currently with the Canadian squad in South Africa, has been named as one of two reserve players.Before journeying to South Africa, Canada played a series of practice matches in Sri Lanka leading up to the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament.Canada will start their campaign against Hong Kong on the opening day. Other teams in contention are Namibia, Oman, New Guinea and USA. According to the world’s governing body, the tournament will have important ramifications for qualification for the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2023.Dilon HeyligerThe top four teams will join Scotland, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates in the ICC CWC League Two 2019-21, and play 36 One-Day Internationals each over a two-and-a-half year period in 21 tri-series.The top three in this table will qualify for the CWC Qualifier, from which the top two sides will qualify for the CWC 2023.The ICC further pointed out that for the bottom two sides this won’t be the end of their CWC dream. They will enter the CWC Qualifier Challenge League A and B, from which the winner of each will progress to the CWC Qualifier play-off.The top two sides in the CWCQ play-off, which will also contain the bottom four sides from CWC League 2, will enter CWC Qualifier 2022.Both Heyliger, a former Guyana T20 player who also represented his homeland at both the Under-15 and U-19 levels, and Montfort turned out for Brampton Masters in last season’s Toronto District Cricket Association (TDCA) Super 9 tournament.The Canadians are being led by former South African player David Jacobs while the recently-appointed coach is Monty Desai.Squad: David Jacobs (captain), Bhavindu Adhihetty, Navneet Dhaliwal, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Nikhil Dutta, Dilon Heyliger, Cecil Pervez, Hiral Patel, Romesh Das, Saad Bin Zafar, Navneet Dhaliwal, Rodrigo Thomas and Ravindapal Singh . Head coach – Monty Desai, assistant coach/analyst – Daulat Khan, bowling coach – Henry Osinde, The reserves are Mark Montfort and Varun Sahdev.last_img

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