Cricket Scotland have today confirmed that they have applied for Stuart Whittingham, who was named in the squad to face Namibia in the two World Cricket League matches in Edinburgh, to be replaced by Scott Cameron.
Whittingham had picked up an injury that ruled him out of Scotland’s Intercontinental Cup against the same opponents, the replacement request is awaiting final approval from the ICC’s Event Technical Committee.
20-year-old seamer Scott Cameron has come through the Scottish age-group system and has represented all of Scotland’s age group teams from U15 through to Scotland ‘A’ team.
Cameron also featured in the Scotland U19 squad during the U19 ICC Cricket World Cup in 2016, and represents Forfarshire and the Caledonian Highlanders in the CS Regional Series.
After delivering the news to Cameron over the phone, Head Coach Grant Bradburn said, “The call up to a full Scotland side may have come earlier than expected for Scott but, none the less, it’s a great honour for him to be called into the national side. At a time when our depth of resources is being tested, it is fantastic to see a growing number of players coming through the Scotland Performance system and into national contention.
Several local players are training regularly within the national squad environment and Scott Cameron heads a large group of young quick bowlers who we believe are ready for exposure to this level. Scott brings multi skills with a calm cool head on young shoulders.
Scott earns his call up on the back of an impressive pre-season and early performances for the Development and A Teams.”
The matches will take place on Sunday 11th and Tuesday 13th June at the Grange in Stockbridge.
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