Jermaine Lawson moved to the US in 2010 and qualified to play for US this year © Getty Images (File Picture)
Jermaine Lawson moved to the US in 2010 and qualified to play for US this year © Getty Images (File Picture)

New York: Oct 9, 2014

Former West Indies fast bowler Jermaine Lawson is set to make his debut for the United States after he was selected in a 14-man squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division III scheduled later this month in Malaysia. The 32-year-old is the third former West Indies international in the last two years to be chosen for the US in an ICC tournament squad.

The Jamaican-born joins Adam Sanford and former US captain Neil McGarrell, who have both been dropped following US’s 15th place finish in their most recent event, the World Twenty20 Qualifier last November. Lawson once took a hat-trick for the West Indies in his 13-Test career but has not appeared for them since the opening Test in Brisbane against Australia in November 2005. His test career also includes six for three against Bangladesh and a career-best seven for 78 to demolish Australia in the Caribbean.

He did not appeared in a United Sates of America Cricket Association (USACA) tournament since 2011 and has been playing in private T20 tournament around the country as well as club cricket in New Jersey and New York. Lawson moved to the US in 2010 and qualified to play for US this year based on the ICC’s four-year residency requirement. The ICC WCL Division III tournament runs Oct 23-30.