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2020-03-11

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking two individuals who can execute on its vision and, significantly grow participation and the popularity of cricket in Canada. As the governing body for cricket in Canada and an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council, CC understands the importance of grassroots development to sustainably improve Canadian cricket. This role will have a focus on growing male and female participation and ensure there is a sound junior participation pathway to nurture this talent. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. To increase the number of regular junior cricketers in Canada through the sustainable growth of the current CC Kids Program
  2. Increase number of females involved in cricket programs and playing in organized competitions 
  3. Assist CC General Manager with other domestic development initiatives and competitions 
  4. Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and growth of grassroots programs      

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • A relevant tertiary degree/diploma 
  • Certified L2 cricket coach 
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Thorough understanding of Canadian school environment 
  • Understanding of best practice junior development strategies 
  • Passionate, positive and energetic 
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to make presentation to groups and influence change
  • Advanced IT skills across major Microsoft Office and Google programs, email and internet 
  • Adaptable to change, self-driven and results-oriented 
  • Proven success in:

    • Delivering entry-level schools,  junior, youth cricket programs 
    • Educating teachers and volunteers 
    • Organising tournaments and events 
    • Sales and relationship management 
    • Managing employees to achieve results
    • Working with a wide range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds

CONDITIONS

  • Part-time, reporting to the General Manager. 

If you meet the requirements, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you will excel in this role to: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org

Applications close: Tuesday March 31, 2020

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2020-03-10

Medical advisory on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak from the ICC Medical Advisory Committee (MAC).

Memo on coronavirus.pdf

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2020-03-05

The International Cricket Council today announced that the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A series set to begin on 16 March in Malaysia has been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak.

The 11-day tournament was scheduled between 16 and 26 March and involves teams from Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu. Due to a rapidly developing heath emergency with increasing travel difficulties between countries and potential uncertainty arising for individuals returning to their country of origin, the decision was taken to postpone the event to later in 2020.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “We have made the difficult decision to postpone the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have been monitoring the situation very closely and have concluded that the best course of action is to postpone the event owing to the increasing travel difficulties between countries and the potential uncertainty around teams returning home.

“I would like to thank the Malaysian Cricket Association and all participating Members for their support. The wellbeing of everyone involved is our first priority and we look forward to the event being played later in the year.”

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A is three steps away from the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to be hosted in India. 12 teams will compete in Challenge League A and B once a year respectively in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The league will see a total of 90 competitive 50 over List A matches for teams ranked 21-32. The top team in each league at the culmination of the competition will secure two of the six places in the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off to be held in 2022, alongside the bottom four of Men’s CWC League 2.

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2020-03-04

Head coach Amarinder Bhinder looking forward to Canada playing hard disciplined cricket in Malaysia hosted ICC Challenge League A 

Head coach Amarinder Bhinder has indicated that Canada’s Senior Men’s cricketers will have to play hard, disciplined cricket if they are to be successful at this month’s Malaysia hosted ICC Challenge League A Tournament. Team Canada will play 50 over matches against Denmark, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu and tournament hosts Malaysia during the March 14-26 Tournament that forms part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process for the twelve teams that are ranked 21-32 in the ICC’s standings. 

The Malaysia Challenge League A Tournament will be Bhinder’s second assignment as head coach of a Canadian national cricket team. The South African Bhinder coached Canada’s development team to the unprecedented feat of winning two victories during last November’s Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Regional Championships Zone A Matches that were held in St Kitts. No Canadian team has ever before secured two wins in Cricket West Indies’ Regional Tournaments. Amarinder Bhinder currently holds Level 3 Coaching Certificates from both Cricket South Africa, as well as the Gauteng Cricket Board. His almost 15-year tenure as one of South Africa’s most accomplished and popular high-performance coaches, was punctuated by a direct involvement in the growth and development of many of the country’s professional cricketers, including the Proteas’ current Test and ODI batsman Temba Bavuma. Amarinder Bhinder’s somewhat unique approach to coaching is incessantly and completely aligned with his adopted mantra that passion and energy drive the results that are derived as rewards from hard work. “I am always mindful of the fact that each person is unique; Each has a different personality and a unique background. Thus each person within a team has to be treated as an individual.” 

He has indicated that the priority for his Malaysia Canadian national squad coaching assignment will be to establish a team culture that contributes to consistent success. “We are blessed with having many very talented players. Discipline and culture will take us to the next, much higher, level of consistent success!” 

Team Canada’s Malaysia Challenge League A campaign will commence on March 17 against hosts Malaysia. Canada’s remaining matches will be against Denmark on March 19, Vanuatu on March 22 before ending with back-to-back encounters against Qatar and Singapore on March 25 and 26th. The Canadians will start the 2020 League A Tournament as Group leaders on eight points, having suffered just one loss, to Singapore, during the 2019 Tournament.

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2020-02-26

Harsh Thaker Seeking To Solidify Status As Canadian Cricket’s Leading All-Rounder!

Fresh from his outstanding all-round performances with both bat and ball for Canada during last November’s St Kitts hosted Zone A matches of the 2019 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Championships, Harsh Thaker will be seeking similar returns in Malaysia in the weeks ahead. Thaker has been named as one of the fourteen cricketers who will represent Canada at the March 14-27 Malaysia hosted International Cricket Conference (ICC) Cricket World Cup Challenge League A.

Thaker’s ever-increasing status as one of Canada’s Senior Men’s teams leading all-rounders was further confirmed during the recent CWI Super50 Championships held in St Kitts last November. As a batsman he scored  223 runs from 8 innings, at a 31.85 average. Apart from the average chart-topping Nitish Kumar, Thaker was the only other Canadian batsman to score over two hundred runs and average above 30 during the Super50 Championships!

With the ball, Thaker’s performances were even more impressive. He was undoubtedly Canada’s best bowler at the Super50 Tournament, capturing the most wickets (10) from 43 overs bowled. His 18.90 average was also the lowest among all of Canada’s bowlers.

Thaker has listed his Super50 Man of the Match performance against the Combined Colleges & Campuses which helped Canada to secure a historic second Tournament match victory, the very first time a Canadian team had ever won two matches in a Caribbean Regional Tournament, as his very best 2019 cricket memory. He has also established being more consistent in producing outstanding performances with both bat and ball towards winning more matches for Canada as his primary cricketing objective for 2020. 

This year’s Malaysia 2020 ICC CWC Challenge League A will be the second leg of the three year 2019–2021 Tournament which forms part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process for the twelve teams that are ranked 21-32 in the ICC’s standings. The twelve teams have been split into two groups, with each group playing a six-team tournament on an annual basis. The top team in each group will advance to a 2022 play-off tournament

Canada’s 2020 Challenge League A opponents will be Denmark, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu and the Tournament hosts Malaysia. The Canadians will be hoping to extend the position they secured as League leaders having suffered just one loss, to Singapore, during in the 2019 Tournament to head Group A with eight points.

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