Canada's preparations for the upcoming WC T20 qualifying tournament continued werll today as they beat Kenya in Dubai. Canada batted first and put 191 for 8 on the board, Nicholas Kirton top-scoring with 61, and Navneet Dhaliwal making 46. 

Canada used eight bowlers in all, Jeremy Gordon leading the way with 3/27, as the Kenyans were restricted to 165/8, giving Canada a 26 run win. 

The tournament proper starts on Thursday, but Canada will wait until Sunday for their first match, taking on Jersey. 




Canada played Singapore today in Dubai in a warm-up match in preparation for the ICC World Cup T20 qualifying tournament. 

Singapore made 164/5 in 20 overs after batting first with five Canadian bowlers sharing the wickets. Canada overtook the target with 2 overs to spare, with Ravinderpaul Singh smashing 79 from 38 balls (7 sixes ands four fours). Nitish Kumar made 44. 




Cricket Canada President Ranjit Saini was on hand to wish the national team the best as they left for the ICC WC T20 qualifier in the UAE




October 11 – November 2, 2019

Team: Canada

 Name Playing RoleProvince
1Navneet Dhaliwal - CaptainRHB/RMFOntario
2Abraash KhanRHB/RMFOntario
3Dilon HeyligerRMF/RHBOntario
4Hamza TariqWK/BATAlberta
5Jeremy GordonRMFOntario
6Junaid SiddiquiRLGOntario
7Nicholas KirtonLHB/ROSOntario
8Nikhil DuttaROS/RHBOntario
9Nitish KumarRHB/ROSOntario
10Ravinderpal SinghRHBBritish Columbia
11Rizwan CheemaRHBOntario
12Rodrigo ThomasLHBOntario
13Romesh ErangaLMFAlberta
14Saad ZafarLOS/LHBOntario
15Srimantha WijeyeratneWK/BATOntario

Management Staff

Mike Sharma – Manager

Ingleton Liburd – Head Coach

Henry Osinde – Asst. Coach

Daulat Khan – Asst. Coach/Analyst

Mohin Vadiwala - Physio

Canada plays  Singapore in a practice match on October 14, and Kenya on October 15. They open the tournament against Jersey on 20 October. 

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Canada lost their final match in the CWC Challenge League tournament in Malaysia to Singapore by just 5 runs. 

Singapore made 245 batting first. Abraash Khan impressed with the ball, taking 5/62. 

Canada reached 95/3 in 19 overs before heavy rain stopped play. when play resumed the revised target was 196 from 34 overs. A brave innings from Nikhil Dutta took Canada to the brink of victory, but needing 10 runs from the last over they fell just short. 

Both Canada and Singapore finished with a 4 and 1 record but Canada lead the group on net run rate going into the second phase of the tournament.


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Canada beat  Denmark to maintain their 100% record  in the CWC Challenge League Group A tournament in Kuala Lumpur. 

Canada, captained by Nitish Kumar standing in for Navneet Dhaliwal,  batted first and made 302/8 in their 50 overs. Srimantha Wijeyeratne top-scored with 84, and Abraash Khan (42), and Ravindepal Singh (43) made useful contributions. 

Denmark's target was revised to 221 from 33 overs after a rain delay.  They were in a promising position at 101/1 after 25 overs but then 3 wickets apiece from Dutta and Saad Bin Zafar halted their progress, and they finished on 172/9. Saad Bin Zafar was named player of the match- 34* from 14 balls and 3/28. 

Canada play Singapore (3 and 1) in their final match tomorrow.