Steve Massiah was born and grew up in Guyana. He played with many of the top cricketers in Guyana including Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Daren Ganga. Source Sarah Holt BBC
Steve emigrated to the US, and he had to wait five years (until 2003) before he could represent his new country. He became captain of the team around January 2006.
Topped batting averages
I have thrown in a few images of cricket gear below for my US audience - bat, wicket and ball.

“When I left Guyana, all my cricketing dreams and aspirations stayed behind,” Massiah told BBC Sport.“I played with Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Daren Ganga in the regional West Indies tournament and I had topped the batting averages. … “
That is surprising that two buddies would captain two national cricket teams! (Sarwan became the captain of the West Indies team.)
Here is Massiah’s Cricinfo page with his stats.
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Cricket in the US
This past May was a dissapointing month for Massiah, as the US team did not reach the final for the ICC
World Cricket League Division Five event in Jersey. He blamed his side’s lack of preparation for its loss.
Here are some of Massiah’s comments on Cricket in the US. (Sports Illustrated)

“Americans thought cricket was too slow, and they needed something that was short and exciting. That was baseball,” said Steve Massiah, a Guyana-born batsman who scored a winning 142 runs against Zimbabwe.“The one-day game is a bit like baseball, I guess you could say.”
The United States of America Cricket Association ran an article on the first official high school Cricket match in America. Here is a quote:

On April 2, 2008, when the first ball was bowled in the cricket match between Newcomers High School and John Adams High School, it became official, the first legitimate School Cricket Program in the United States got underway.

Steve Massiah was one of the officials present at this historic match.

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Youth Cricket making Advances
Once the youngsters get involved, the game should improve here. Cricinfo reports this month (July, 2008): Junior tours give USA a boost. Here are three quotes:

About 50 US cricketers ranging in age from 10 to 16 will soon be travelling on what by all accounts promises to be an epic journey.

The under-15 USA team will be visiting on a tour to India to play against their counterparts in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Mumbai.

The itinerary for the Under-17 tour to England has not yet been finalised but it is expected to be as competitive as the India-Singapore tour, with an equally challenging schedule.
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We wish Steve Massiah and the US Cricket team a good year!