Italy captain discusses Italy's successes in WCL Div 4
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 5:40 PM
On this week's ICC Cricket World audio show Italy captain Alessandro Bonora is one of many to feature, it also includes Sri Lanka bowler Muttiah Muralidaran who looks ahead to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be staged in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 2 April.
Bonora discusses Italy's rise to the next level of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 4 (WCL Div. 4) and is also joined on this week's show by, Steve Massiah, captain of the USA side that recently won Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Div 4 in Bologna.
Italy captain Bonora says, "Going into the tournament in Bologna we always had it in our minds to get a top two finish and although we didn't win the finals to have qualified for Division 3 is fantastic.
"We've played a few of the sides in the Division 3, the only side we've not face is Oman, so we'll need to make sure we come out firing on all cylinders when it comes to the tournament in Hong Kong in January".
Apart from the above interviews, the show has the usual round up of cricketing news and an update of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test and ODI cricket.
Massiah says, "This was a very important result for us and by winning the tournament in Italy it will help us to continue in our attempt to qualifying to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
"The player of the tournament, Sushil Nadkarni, was an integral part of the side with his skills with the bat and being the only left-hander in the side, while man of the final Lennox Cush is equally important with the bat and ball".
The weekly ICC Cricket World audio show runs for 15 minutes and has been put together by the ICC's global broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports.
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