ECB: England Men’s Deaf squad confirmed for T20 Deaf World Cup

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Eight countries will be divided into two groups and games will begin on 3 December.

George Greenway will lead the England Men’s Deaf team to Qatar in December as they seek to win the Deaf T20 World Cup.

The Kent man will skipper a group of 15 that includes three uncapped players, Yorkshire duo James O’Conner and Cameron Sweeney, and Jamie Clarke from Middlesex.

England last took part in the tournament in 2016, ending runners-up after losing to Pakistan in the final in Dubai.

England Men’s Deaf World Cup squad

George Greenway (Devon & Hawks, captain)
Farooq Mohammed (Middlesex & Pirates)
Jake Oakes (Middlesex & Pirates)
Josh Price (Surrey & Black Cats)
Umesh Valjee (Middlesex & Tridents)
James Dixon (Lancashire & Black Cats)
Stephen George (Devon & Pirates, wicketkeeper)
Matthew Bailey (Shropshire & Hawks)
James Schofield (Wales)
Henry Wainman (Yorkshire & Hawks)
Joel Harris (Lancashire & Tridents)
Nathan Caddell (Middlesex & Hawks)
Jamie Clarke (Middlesex & Tridents)
James O’Connor (Yorkshire & Black Cats)
Cameron Sweeney (Yorkshire & Tridents)

Greenway said: “I am really looking forward to the World Cup. After having such a successful summer with the Disability Premier League and a great Ashes tour last year, we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the best players from around the world. It will be a great experience for all.”

Head of Disability Cricket Ian Martin said: “I am very much looking forward to watching our Deaf team making a really strong challenge for the T20 Deaf World Cup in Qatar in December. The number of debutants evidences the growth in our side of the sport and an increasing talent pool that we have available to choose from all underpinned by a blossoming Disability Premier League tournament.”

The tournament is scheduled to begin on 3 December, while the final is set to take place on 12 December.

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