Majid Haq awarded full-time contract with Scotland
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 11:02 AM
Cricket Scotland has announced its national squad and contracted players for 2010.
Three players will have full-time contracts, with Majid Haq replacing Ryan Watson as a full-time player, with four other players offered full-time six-month summer contracts.
Scotland's Chairman of Selectors Iain Kennedy commented: "We have reduced the national squad in size to allow our head coach Peter Steindl to concentrate on a smaller core group of players.
"We have also made a significant change by having the regional and academy squads selected to feed into our national squad. This will allow far more contact time between coaches and players at a local level, which will hopefully accelerate the development of the talented players we have just below national level. 2010 will be a challenging year, with lots of cricket to be played in all three formats of the game, and I am sure there will be many opportunities for players to force their way into the national team."
Peter Steindl, Scotland’s Head Coach, added: "Our young squad has some major challenges to look forward to in the year ahead. These 18 players will form the core of our team, with players from the regional and academy squads pushing them hard for their places in the national team."
Full Squad: Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Drummond, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Gavin Hamilton, Moneeb Iqbal, Ross Lyons, Neil McCallum, Dewald Nel, Navdeep Poonia, Callum MacLeod, Glenn Rogers, Qasim Sheikh, Simon Smith, Jan Stander, Ryan Watson and Fraser Watts.