Global T20 Canada League: Dwayne Leverock's nephew Kamau to play for Vancouver Knights

Global T20 Canada League: Dwayne Leverock’s nephew Kamau to play for Vancouver Knights

Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Tim Southee are few of his teammates.

Kamau Leverock
Kamau Leverock. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada League is all set to commence on June 28. The Players Draft event for the tournament took place on Sunday with around 100 players were selected in 5 teams as the sixth team will represent Cricket West Indies (CWI). This tournament will give a great chance to the players in Canada to rub the shoulders with some of the great international stars. However, another notable presence in the draft was of Kamau Leverock, the nephew of Dwayne Leverock, of Bermuda, was picked up by Vancouver Knights.

Kamau is also the nephew of the former Canada cricketer Austin Codrington who will now play with the likes of Chris Gayle, Tim Southee and Andre Russell. The team also consists of the players like Evin Lewis, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Chadwick Walton among many as it will be a great experience for the 23-year-old.

Few facts about Kamau

Kamau Leverock is the left-handed batsman and has played for Bermuda at various age levels. He made his debut in 2012 in the shortest format of the game against Denmark during the ICC World T20 Qualifier at Sharjah. He played as many as 9 matches during the tournament and could only muster 75 runs at an average of 15. Bermuda finished the Qualifiers at the thirteenth position and failed to go through to the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka.

Interestingly, Kamau has also played for Surrey in their second XI and currently is the part of Nottinghamshire second XI in the ongoing One-Day Cup in England. While studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, the youngster was selected in  Cardiff MCC University’s squad and made his first-class debut in 2015 against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

As far as his overall career is concerned, Kamau is yet to shine and prove himself in the 28 matches he has played across three formats. The T20 tournament in Canada provides him with a great opportunity to showcase his skills while playing with some brilliant international cricketers.

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