Gowkaran Roopnarine Cricketer
Gowkaran Roopnarine (born 24 February 1982) is a Guyana born American cricketer. A left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he has played for the United States national cricket team since 2005, including four List A matches. Born in Guyana in 1982, Gowkaran Roopnarine first played for the USA in the 2005 ICC Trophy. After playing in a warm-up match against Namibia, he played four matches in the tournament proper, scoring 98 in the ninth place play-off against Oman, his highest List A score. He played in the following years ICC Americas Championship in Ontario, and most recently represented his country in Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey.
|Date of birth|
|February 24th, 1982|
|Guyana,United States of America|
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United States national cricket team Cricket
The United States national cricket team is the team that represents the United States in international cricket matches. The team became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in 1965. The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) was suspended by the ICC for – amongst other things – failure to hold office-bearers elections under the terms of a new constitution. However, as of April 1, 2008, the necessary reformations have been made under the supervision of the West Indies Cricket Board and the ICC has welcomed the USACA back into the council. Cricket still remains a minority sport in the United States, failing to gain a substantial following. There are only five proclaimed cricket pitches in the United States and only one of the players on the cricket team is from the United States. The British brought cricket to the Thirteen Colonies in the early 18th century. Cricket further grew in the 18th century. It is understood from anecdotal evidence that George Washington was a strong supporter of cricket, participating on at least one occasion in a game of cricket with his troops at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.