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Raqib Omar Jr Shamsudeen – Canadian Emerging Cricketer

Raqib Omar

Raqib Omar Jr Shamsudeen is Scarborough’s native rising star of the Canadian U-19 cricket team.  Born on August 15, 2001, he has taken leaps and bounds to excel in the career.

He is a Right-hand batsman and Slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He started playing with Centurions Cricket Academy and then moved to United Cricket Academy in the U-13 team where he helped the team grab the coveted trophy.

He played with them for 2 years before moving to Qasra Cricket Academy and has been playing with them for the last 6 years.

He played for a short stint with the Vikings Cricket Club. He would soon be starting a Business Administration course at Seneca College in September this year.

Shamsudeen is the first player to score a century for Lester B Pearson High School, winning City Championship for them. When asked about how he feels about  Toronto when it comes to the sport, he said “I feel that the city is growing in terms of Cricket and more people are coming to know about the sport.”

He was just 12 when he was first elected in Ontario camp in 2013 and his current club team is Brampton Masters Tranzac in Toronto District & Cricket Association League, Ontario.

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