The South African Rhinos team has unanimously decided to give <team mascot> Sydney to Nicki Cooke in appreciation of her support and service to the team and her passionate desire to make a difference to the rhino species.
We know that you will cherish and nurture her… thank you again.
— Roger Moult and the RHINOS
Pakistan Veterans cricket team will be participating in the inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup to be held in Sydney from Nov 21-Dec 5. This was disclosed by Fawad Ijaz Khan, Chairman Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association here on Thursday.
Eight countries are participating in the Veterans World Cup including Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Sir Lanka, Canada and Wales. Each team will play seven matches on single league basis and top four will move to semifinals with the final set for Dec 5.
The Pakistan Veterans Over 50s team was finalized in a PVCA board of directors meeting simultaneously held on Wednesday in Karachi and Lahore through a video conference. Former Test player Ejaz Ahmed, who played 38 Tests and 32 ODIs for the country, has been named as captain of the team while former ODI Player Ghulam Ali will be the vice captain.
The team also includes two former ODI players Sajid Ali and Shahid Anwar. Former Test player Kabir Khan has been named as coach and Chief Executive PVCA Ashiq Hussain Qureshi will be the manager.
Squad: Ijaz Ahmed (Captain), Ghulam Ali (Vice Captain), Shahid Anwar, Ghaffar Kazmi, Dastgir Butt, Babar Altaf Butt, Malik Amir Tauseef, Javed Hafeez, Imtiaz Tarar, Jaffar Qureshi, Asim Jah, Sagheer Abbas, Asif Hayat, Sajid Ali, Mazhar Hussain, Zafar Ali.
We would like to announce the Welsh squad selected for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup, to represent Wales in the first over 50’s cricket World Cup, based in Sydney, Australia.
It will be a serious, competitive tournament involving teams from most of the Testplaying nations. This will be a great opportunity for the world’s best over 50’s cricketers to showcase their talents and compete for national glory!
The tournament will be held over a two-week period on some great Sydney grounds and will involve a round-robin system where each country plays each other, culminating in semi-finals and a grand finale.
England has named its touring party for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney. It is a full group, including two managers, two umpires and a doctor. The playing squad itself is a formidable one, featuring many of the top players from the very strong over-50s county circuit in England.
They have also received much-appreciated sponsorship from JBS, Serious Cricket, Grey Nicholls and Smile Group Travel.
England’s first World Cup match is against Sri Lanka at Hurstville Oval on November 21.
England Counties Preliminary Sydney World Cup Tour Party 2018:
Team manager, Peter Rider, England 50+
Assist manager, Ian Jones, England 50+
Scorer, Paul Bridge, England U 19’s
Doctor, Ian Bishop, Devon
Umpire, Stuart Aitken,Middx
Umpire, Raf Patel, Essex.
Captain, Gary Loveday Berks
V Capt, Stephen Foster,Yorks
Players: Kevin Bradley, Yorks
Neil Burns, Essex
Sean Cooper, Suffolk
Andy Davis, Berks
Raja Hayat, Leics
Mel Hussain, Essex
Mo Fayyaz, Essex
Simon Myles, Berks
Nick Newman, Leics
Calvin Priest, Shrops
Mark Wilson, Yorks
Scott Stratton, Sussex
Julian Poulter, Surrey
Mo Shahzanar, Yorks
John Courtney, Gloucester
Part Travel sponsor-JBS
Kit sponsor-Serious Cricket
Part sponsor-Grey Nicholls
Travel operator-Smile Group Travel.
New Zealand has named its 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup squad. With nine former first-class players and a number of senior club cricketers, this will be a team to watch.
The 16-man squad to compete in the Over-50s World Cup is as follows:
Nigel Fletcher (captain) (Auckland)
Dean Askew (Auckland)
Adrian Dale (Auckland)
Lincoln Doull (Hawkes Bay)
Peter Escott (Auckland)
Brent Fleming (Canterbury)
David Fulton (Manawatu)
Craig Gibb (Canterbury)
Mike Jamieson (Auckland)
Hamish Kember (Canterbury)
Robbie Kerr (Wellington)
David Leonard (Nelson)
Andrew Nuttall (Canterbury)
Martin Pennefather (Wanganui)
Richard Petrie (Wellington)
Mason Robinson (Nelson)
Jim Morrison (Team Manager) Nicki Cooke (Team Therapist)
The pool of nominees was very strong and several good players have missed out.
The Canadian squad for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney looks like a very good team, featuring at least 5 players with first-class and/or List-A experience.
Among these are Rohan Jayasekera, who played Test cricket for Sri Lanka; Brian Rajadurai, whose leg-breaks took almost 100 first-class and List-A wickets at an average of 25; and Farooq Kirmani, who has coached Canada and played first-class cricket in Pakistan.
Canada’s first match is against the hosts, Australia, at Drummoyne Oval on November 21.
Congratulations to all the players, and to Asad Khan and the Canadian Seniors Cricket Association for assembling the side – good luck for the tournament!
Sri Lanka has announced its squad for the Over-50s World Cup. The side will be led by former Sri Lankan international Marlon von Hagt and contains a number of fit and experienced cricketers who will be familiar with local conditions.
The full squad is:
Marlon von Hagt (captain)
Kesara de Costa
Lalin de Silva
Duminda de Silva
Richie de Silva
“On behalf of our Australian National O50s Selectors & Australian O50s Committee, we announce the 16 man Squad and 4 Reserves for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney with the first match commencing on Wednesday 21 November.
In addition to being CA’s Executive General Manager, Community Cricket, Belinda is a genuine legend of international cricket who played 134 internationals for Australia, scoring nearly 5000 runs at an average of 47. She won two World Cups and has captained the Australian women’s team more times than any other player.
She is an officer of the Order of Australia, a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and a member of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
We are delighted that Belinda will be joining us at the opening ceremony on November 20.