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Bermuda T20 squad selected

Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the squad that will represent the Island at next month’s ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in Dubai.

The 14-man squad will be led by former English county player David Hemp and also includes seasoned campaigners Lionel Cann and Janeiro Tucker.

Only two of the 16 ICC Affiliates/Associates competing in Dubai will qualify for September’s World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka.

Bermuda have been pitted in Group A along with Afghanistan, Netherlands, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and Denmark.

The Island will kick off their qualifying campaign against Denmark March 13 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy Oval.

National coach David Moore said the squad provides a “good balance for the challenges and nuances of the Twenty20 game”.

“The squad selected provides a wide number of bowling options while still allowing a strong batting group,” he added. “All players have been committed to the task of improving fitness and skill during the training period.

“The programme is coming together so that the player's fitness and skill will be peaking at the right time for the tournament.

“It is now up to all players to take the opportunity that they have been given to perform at the highest Associate level and give the team the best possible opportunity to qualify for the World T20 to be held in Sri Lanka later this year."

ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers take place from March 13-24 in Dubai, with the senior national squad due to depart March 9.

Bermuda: David Hemp (capt), Jason Anderson, Lionel Cann, Fiqre Crockwell, Terryn Fray, Joshua Gilbert, Stefan Kelly, Kamau Leverock, Stephen Outerbridge, Justin Pitcher, Samuel Robinson, Dion Stovell, Janeiro Tucker, Rodney Trott.

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Published February 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm (Updated February 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm)

Bermuda T20 squad selected

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