'Mentally prepared' Canada arrives in South Africa

Published: Monday, January 27, 2003, 22:00 [IST]
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Johannesburg: Canada arrived in South Africa on Sunday ahead of next month's World Cup, saying it was mentally prepared for the tournament. "The players have a fair idea of what to expect here in South Africa," said coach Gus Logie, a former West Indian player, at the Johannesburg international airport. "The wickets are harder, but they've seen the South African players and the international teams. They are mentally strong enough to handle the conditions."

Team manager Karam Gopaulsingh said he hoped the performance of his players would please supporters at home. "We hope that people will be pleasantly surprised by our performances here. There are five million people who are aware of cricket in Canada and we owe it to them to do well."

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