Thursday, 23. May 2013 - 17:05
31. 08. 12. - 09:00
There are five debutants in the Croatian national cricket team after the squad for the ICC European Division 2 Championship to be held in Corfu, Greece from 3-8 September was announced.
The side will once again be captained by John Vujnovich, with Hrvatski Sokol captain Craig Sinovich as vice captain. The five players who will make their debuts for Croatia include Split's Sir Oliver Cricket Club pair Ivan Pazanin and Josip Jukic, Damir Svilicic and Istok Dordevic from Sir William Hoste Cricket Club on the island of Vis and Losinj based Vis player Peter Mackelworth.
Croatia's captian John Vujnovich is looking forward to the challenge ahead in Greece.
"We have a squad that combines a mix of experience and youth and are really looking forward to the challenge. We are missing some key players that performed well at last years Division 1 Tournament in Guernsey/Jersey however itís now important everyone in the squad contributes for us to have a successful tournament," said Vujnovich.
The ICC European Division 2 Championship features Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Malta, Spain, Finland, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Croatia and Estonia, playing each other in two Twenty20 round-robin leagues, followed by cross-over semi-finals and final play-offs.
The winners and runners-up of Division 2 will qualify for the ICC European Division 1 Championships in 2013.
The full squad which will fly out from Zagreb this weekend is: John Vujnovich, Craig Sinovich, Jasen Butkovic, Nikola Davidovic, Istok Dordevic, Jeff Grzinic, Michael Grzinic, Josip Jukic, Pero Kastelan, Peter Mackelworth, Ivan Pazanin, Vivek Sharma, Damir Svilicic, Paul Musin.
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