Cricket Canada has announced 18 man squad for the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup Qualification Tournament to be held in Dubai from March 13th – 24th in the United Arab Emirates.
Jimmy Hansra has been named the captain and Rizwan Cheema the vice-captain in Canada’s 18-man preliminary squad.
Batsman Zubin Surkari, who scored 5, 19 and 2 in the Caribbean T20 in mid-January, was left out of the squad.
The only other player to miss out from the squad that played in the Caribbean T20 is left-arm spinner Salman Nazar.
Canada are placed in Group A, alongside Afghanistan, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Denmark and Nepal.
The final 14-man squad will be named on February 13.
Squad: Jimmy Hansra (capt), Rizwan Cheema (vice-capt), Manny Aulakh, Harvir Baidwan, Rustam Bhatti, Khurram Chohan, Parth Desai, Jeremy Gordon, Tyson Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Zahid Hussain, Nitish Kumar, Usman Limbada, Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Raza-ur-Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui, Hamza Tariq.