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A look at Canada’s cricket men’s team

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A look at the Canadian men’s cricket team:

— Canada qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup by defeating host Bermuda by 39 runs in October to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Region Final. The Canadians had failed to qualify for the eight previous editions of the T20 World Cup, which has expanded to 20 teams this year.

— The Canadian men regained their one-day international status in April by finishing fourth at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Playoff in Namibia. It was the culmination of several years of work with Canada advancing to the Namibia event by finishing atop League A in the six-country World Cup Challenge League with a 13-1-0 record with one no-result.

– The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is the international championship of one-day cricket, with teams playing 50-over matches (compared to 20 for T20 matches). The Canadian men last played at the World Cup in 2011, missing out in 2015, ’19 and ’23. Canada has taken part in four of the previous 12 World Cups, never making it out of the first round.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2024

The Canadian Press

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