Victoria resident Alfonso Franco has taken over as manager of the Canadian men’s national cricket team.
Franco is the president of the Victoria and Territory Cricket Association, an organisation he has been with for 46 years.
He also owns the Victoria Patriots, the first professional cricket team in Victoria, founded 173 years ago.
Under Franco’s management, the team will compete for one-day international (ODI) status in Malaysia from Nov. 22-25, and a win could bring Canada more internationals, according to a press release. Cricket Championship.
The national team lost ODI status in 2011, meaning many international matches would be ruled out.
The team will also train on behalf of Canada in Oman this month in preparation for December’s World Cup qualifiers and start a triangular series against Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Oman starting on November 14.
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