The ICC today announced the final squads for the eight-team Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 8 (WCL Div. 8) tournament which will be played from 6 to 12 November in Kuwait.
Teams from Suriname, Vanuatu, Bhutan, Gibraltar, Germany, Zambia and the Bahamas will join host Kuwait for the first ever WCL Div. 8. The top two sides at WCL Div. 8 will win promotion to the WCL Div. 7 to be staged in Botswana in May 2011.
The matches will be hosted at four grounds in Kuwait, namely Hubara, Unity, KEC and Sulaibiya.
WCL Div. 8 features eight sides rather than the usual six for WCL and so the tournament is being played in a slightly different format with two groups of four. The points system will be as follows in the group stages: two points for a win, one point for a tie and zero for a loss.
The sixth day of the event will see play-offs between the groups after the final group standings have been completed on day four. The WCL Div. 8 final and position play-offs will then take place on 12 November.
The full schedule for WCL Div. 8 is as follows:
Suriname, Kuwait, Vanuatu and Bhutan
Gibraltar, Germany, Zambia and Bahamas
4 November – Team arrivals
5 November – Practice
6 November – Germany v Zambia (Hubara); Bahamas v Gibraltar (Unity), Vanuatu v Bhutan (KEC); Suriname v Kuwait (Sulaibiya)
7 November – Vanuatu v Kuwait (Hubara); Bhutan v Suriname (Unity); Gibraltar v Germany (KEC); Bahamas v Zambia (Sulaibiya)
8 November – Rest/Reserve Day
9 November – Gibraltar v Zambia (Hubara); Bahamas v Germany (Unity); Vanuatu v Suriname (KEC); Bhutan v Kuwait (Sulaibiya)
10 November – Rest/Reserve Day
11 November – A3 v B4 (Hubara); B3 v A4 (Unity); A1 v B2 (KEC); B1 v A2 (Sulaibiya)
12 November – Final (Hubara); third/fourth play-off (Unity); fifth/sixth play-off (KEC); seventh/eighth play-off (Sulaibiya).
Please note all matches begin at 0815 (Kuwait time)
Bahamas: Gregory Taylor, Marc Taylor, Jonathan Barry, Gerron Dean, Jermaine Adderley, Mario Ford, Dereck Gittens Jr, Robert Ford, Ashmeid Allie, Shanaka Perera, Julio Jemison, Dwight Weakley, Gregory Irvin, Narendra Ekanayake
Bhutan: Jigme Singye, Thinley Jamtsho, Tshering Dorji, Tandin Wangchuk, Tandin Wangchuk, Phuntsho Wangdi, Dorji Loday, Manoj Adhikari, Kumar Subba, Kencho Norbu, Sonam Tobgay, Dampo Dorji, Lobzang Yonten, Tashi Yoesdzer Thinley
Germany: Asif Khan, Satyanorayana Srinivas, Rawat Tarun, Shakeel Hassan, Khalid Butt, Kashif Haider, Eksan Latif, Rana-Javed Iqbal, Shafraz Samsudeen, Dilshan Rajudeen, Milan Fernando, Rishi Pilal, Andre Leslie, James Eggleston
Gibraltar: Mark Bacarese, Richard Buzaglo, David Coram, Ian Farrell, Kieron Ferrary, Ross Harkins, Matthew Hunter, Vickram Khatwani, Iain Latin, Kabir Mirpuri, Chris Phillips, Kayson Stagno, Sebastian Suarez, Christian Rocca
Kuwait: Hisham Mirza, Saud Qamar, Azmatullah Nazeer, Abdullah Akhundzada, Mohammed Murad, Muhammed Haji Akhudzada, Haroon Shahid, Faisal Nadeem, Saad Khalid, Irfan Bhatti, Sajid Manzil, Jagath Roshantha, Midhun Pakalapati, Abid Mushtaq
Suriname: Giovani Inderdath Gokoel, Vishaul Angad Singh, Troy Anthony Dudnath, Mohindra Boodram, Arun Kamesh Gokoel, Shazam Ramjohn, Carlton Randolph Baker, Terbhawan Ranjit, Radjeev Jagroep, Bramha Prasad, Anthony Seeraj, Patrick Vishram, Deoraj Sewanan, Sanjeev Mangroo
Vanuatu: Andrew Mansale, Patrick Haines, Simpson Obed, Trevor Langa, Patrick Matautaava, Kenny Tari, Damian Smith, Jonathan Dunn, Jelany Chilia, Lenica Natapei, Frederick Timakata, Edy Mansale, Aby John, Nalin Nipiko
Zambia: Abid Patel, Allan Nsensha, Ashraf Lulat, Gladson Kandela, Godfrey Kandela, Himal Patel, Imran Patel, Isaac Mwaba, Kafumu Banda, Mohamed Mitha, Sarfarajhusen Sopariya, Sarfraz Patel, Sharif Yousuf, Tapson Nyirongo