News

2020-06-27

At the AGM held on 27 June 2020 the following board members were elected:

President: Rasphal Bajwa (by acclamation)

Secretary: Farhan Khan

Directors at large: Mohammed Sheikh, Amjad Bawja.

We congratulate them and thank those board members who are stepping down (Ranjit Saini, Amanda Pooran, and Qasim Virk) for their service and dedication

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2020-06-24

The following nominations have been received and approved by the nominating committee 

President

  1. Ranjit Saini
  2. Rashpal Bajwa

Secretary

  1. Amanda Pooran
  2. Ms. Charlie Wall-Andrews
  3. Farhan Khan

Director at Large (2 Positions)

  1. Mohammed Shaikh
  2. Amjad Bajwa
  3. Ms. Charlie Wall-Andrews
  4. Gurdeep Klair
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2020-06-27

                                                           

Open meeting link



CRICKET CANADA 2020 AGM AGENDA

Virtual AGM June 27-28 2020

Venue Name: Virtual AGM 

Details:

Cricket Canada shall make efforts to live stream open sessions of the AGM. 

 DAY 1- SATURDAY June 27 2020

MEETING # A  PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS .. Closed

1.00 PM – 1.30 PM

A 1.0   Call to order          

A 2.0 Review & Approval of the closed session of the Provincial Directors                    

Meeting Minutes of the 2019 AGM held in Toronto

A 3.0 Approval of the Agenda

A 4.0 By Law review

A 5.0 Internal Audit  

A.6.0 Discussion on reports by the BOD or any other circular resolution for which member interest as been provided. 

Meeting # B

1.30 PM to 2.00 PM Closed

Members, BOD and Guests

B 1.0   Presidents Report and introduction of guests if any. 

B 4.0   The Strategic Plan

B 5.0   Addresses by Special Guests if any.

MEETING # C – CLOSED – PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Closed

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

C 1.0 Receive/Approve Audited Financial Statement on December 31st, 2019   

C 2.0 Appointment of an Auditor for the ensuing year

C 3.0 Calendar of Events 2020

C 4.0 Approval of the budget 2020

MEETING # D  

2.45 PM – 3.15 PM  Open

D 1.0 Call to order

D 2.0 Provincial Reports


MEETING # E - CLOSED (PROVINCIAL DIEECTORES)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

      E 1.0 Call to order

      E 2.0 Elections

      E 3.0 Any other business

MEETING # F – OPEN 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

      F 1.0   Call to order

      F 2.0   Announcement of the results

      F.3.0   Motion to Adjourn the AGM. 

Meeting # Misc. 

Any pending business or new business that is agreed to at the AGM. Time and duration to be decided at the AGM.  This meeting shall occur if needed after meeting D and other meetings shall be re-scheduled accordingly. 






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2020-06-22

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

For the year ending Dec 31st 2019

ELECTION/NOMINATION PROCESS


This announcement contains complete nomination process for Cricket Canada. The upcoming AGM will be held via Video Conferencing on 27th & 28th June 2020.

Following is a brief information about the nomination and election Process. For more information please reference Cricket Canada bylaws available at Cricket Canada website by following the link 

https://cricketcanada.org/policies/english/2018-april-by-laws.pdf

  1. Current Directors:
  2. President
  3. Secretary
  4. Two (2) Directors-at-Large
  5. Eligibility of Directors 

The following persons are eligible to be nominated for election or appointment as a Director: 

Any individual, who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, who is a resident of Canada as defined in the Income Tax Act, who has the power under law to contract, who has not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country, and who does not have the status of bankrupt.

  1. Nomination 

Nomination Form- Word document

nominations.doc


 Any nomination of an individual for election as a Director will:

  1. Include the written consent of the nominee signed or electronic signature; and
  2. Signed Undertaking that Individual meets the requirements for eligibility available attached. 
  3. Resume/CV; Chronological or Functional Format (Preferred but optional).  
  4. Indication of position nominated for; 
  5. Delegates must be at least eighteen years of age, a member in good-standing of the member, may not be a director and may not stand for election as a director at the meeting of the members at which the Delegate will be exercising a vote; 
  6. Be submitted to reach the Head Office of the Corporation five (5) (on or before 22nd June 2020) days prior to the Annual Meeting

7.   The mailing address of the Head office is 

Nomination Committee

Cricket Canada

3-120 Woodstream Blvd

Woodbridge, L4L 7Z1


Or by email at:

ccnominations@cricketcanada.org

  1. All invalid nominations will be struck off the list on this date without further notice. 
  2. Nominations from the Floor – Nominations will not be accepted from the floor.
  3. Circulation of Nominations – 

Valid nominations will be circulated by the Nominations Committee to voting Members at the Annual Meeting prior to the elections. The valid nominations will be posted to Cricket Canada’s website and Facebook prior to the AGM.

  1. Election for 2 years term
  2. Nominations should be submitted to the nomination committee via mail or email as follows:

By Mail:


Nomination Committee

Cricket Canada

3-120 Woodstream Blvd

Woodbridge, L4L 7Z1


Or by email at:

ccnominations@cricketcanada.org


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the General Manager Ingleton Liburd directly at (647) 632-4218 or via the email address below.

email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org                           

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2020-06-05

NOTICE OF THE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

for the year ended Dec 31, 2019


Date of meeting: June 27-28 2020


TO ALL GENERAL/EXECUTIVE MEMBERS; COORDINATORS; COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on June 27-28 2020, at the following location:

  • Virtual AGM 
  • Details: 


Video link information will be provided to all delegated before the start of the meeting. A setup test will be performed before the AGM date to check connections and quality of the feed. 

Cricket Canada will send out system requirements to all members, board of Directors and participants no later than 10th June 2020. Cricket Canada will coordinate a test of the connectivity with individuals no later than 19th June 2020.  

System requirements will be sent out to delegates, board members and other participants. Where necessary arrangements will be made at suitable location to optimise convenience and quality of the feed and participation of the participants. 

The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the procedures set out in the most up-to-date version of the by-laws which can be found on the website at the following: 

https://cricketcanada.org/policies/english/2018-april-by-laws.pdf 

Travel 

Cricket Canada will reimburse any costs related to local travel if necessary. If the location of the arrangements for participation is any location other than participant’s own home. 

            

Accommodation

Cricket Canada will reimburse any costs related to any accommodation if the participation is required to travel to another location, other than home town. 


Reports

You are requested to submit your Annual/Provincial reports to the Secretary and a copy to all Directors, no later than 20th June 2020  in order to allow reasonable time for preparation for the meeting.  

REQUEST MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.   Late submissions will not be distributed. 

Cricket Canada may send out certain reports for approval by circular motions for approval. All members will have the right to seek discussion in the AGM if they desire so, The resolution shall facilitate the option to seek discussion in the AGM. 

Any agenda item that’s approved in the circular motion shall be deleted from the agenda in order to facilitate an efficient and shorter AGM. 

Delegates/Representative

Provinces to be represented by an alternate delegate must provide the information of their alternate delegate on a Provincial letterhead signed by the President/Secretary and should reach the General Secretary of Cricket Canada by 19th June 2020. 

Voting Privileges:

Any member which wishes to cast or claim rights to more than one vote shall submit a written statement and a list of the players with number of matches played, duly signed by the Secretary/President of the member organisation of the number of teams that have played more than 8 games in the year 2018 as per section 1.2 of the by-laws and the definition of the team described in Section 9 This statement is due on or before June 19, 2020   

Nominations

The By-Laws necessitate a nomination and election process; a separate document titled “Election/Nomination process” outlining the procedures, is attached to this notice

Agenda

The agenda and further details of the meeting are outlined on the document titled “AGM Agenda”, which is attached to and forms part of this notice.

Should you have any questions on matters related to the planning and execution of this AGM, please contact Ingleton Liburd, Cricket Canada’s General Manager. 

Direct phone: 647 835 9597  Email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org

Amanda Pooran
Secretary

Cricket Canada
Phone (647) 883-9325

apooran@cricketcanada.org 


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2020-06-01

Cricket Canada Return to Play Guidelines

This plan draws extensively on the International Cricket Council “Back to Cricket” guidelines document prepared by the ICC Medical Committee released on May 20, 2020. Because of the rapidly evolving public health environment associated with CV-19, these guidelines are subject to change. The objective of this document is to provide guidelines to assist member organizations and affiliated leagues in developing policies that will allow a return to playing cricket without compromising the health of any of the individuals involved.

These guidelines do not answer the question of ‘when cricket can restart’ – as this is dependent on the restrictions in place in each province. Rather, this document offers guidance on how members can return to play alongside the resumption of outdoor sport and exercise in their province once they are able to. Any national, provincial and local government regulations and guidance always take precedence over these guidelines.

The guidelines are aimed at local community based cricket rather than higher level competition (international, GT20 Canada) where more detailed planning is required because of the international travel involved.

Note: even if these guidelines are respected, no cricket activity- training or match play – can start until expressly permitted by the relevant province and municipality.

Assessment

Since each province’s reopening plan differs, it is the responsibility of all provincial members, leagues, clubs and academies to abide by the various requirements outlined by their provincial and municipal governments. The timeline for reopening will vary depending on the jurisdiction. Therefore, not all cricket can resume simultaneously.

Before cricket resumes, all provincial members, leagues, clubs and academies must review their local government and health agency's CV-19 response and develop appropriate practices, policies and procedures for their jurisdictions. They should:-

  • Review the provincial and municipal governments current business reopening guidelines.
  • Ensure reopening policies and procedures align with the provincial and municipal governments guidelines when developing.
  • Follow provincial guidelines on numbers of people allowed in the facility at one time and physical distancing requirements.
  • Designate an individual to monitor provincial and municipal government websites for updates or changes to guidelines.

It is the responsibility of all members to abide by policies and procedures designed to ensure a safe environment for all. By following these guidelines as well as those from provincial and municipal governments and health agencies, cricketers will be able to make informed decisions as to when they can return to play.

Cricket Specific Risks

There are several risks specific to the sport of cricket which must be considered alongside general physical exercise guidance issued by the Canadian and provincial governments. Cricket is a non-contact team sport and so the risks and exposure to CV-19 may differ from full contact team sports. In particular:

  • Cricket requires players to be in close proximity at times and involves the use of shared facilities. Therefore, should a team member or opponent develop any CV-19 symptoms or be found to develop an infection, participants will require isolation and testing as they are most likely to have been in close contact.
  • Although cricket is not a contact sport, the cricket ball is a potential transmission medium and rules should be applied around the management of the ball.
  • On-field behaviour that includes celebrations with body contact, and shared use of drink bottles, towels and equipment can pose a risk in cricket and should be strongly discouraged.
  • Players should be encouraged to take responsibility for their own items (sunglasses, cap, jumpers, towels etc.) and instructed against handing over any items to umpires or teammates.
  • Participants, in particular umpires, scorers and other staff and volunteers may be considered vulnerable individuals that are at higher risk of severe illness due to CV- 19. This includes older individuals (approx. 60+) and people of any age with underlying medical conditions such as cardiac, kidney, diabetes, obesity, weak innate immunity, etc.
  • Safe and effective return of players to strength and conditioning is important (particularly bowlers). Limited preparation may cause higher injury levels.
  • Cricket is officiated by umpires on the field of play and their health and well-being needs to be taken into full consideration as they spend the greatest amount of time in close proximity to players.
  • Based on international evidence, transmission of CV-19 is assumed to be greater for indoor sporting activity than for outdoor activity, even with taking similar mitigation steps. Extra caution should therefore be taken for any indoor cricket activityl

Guidelines

General

  • Anyone faced with symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, must stay at home and not take part in any cricketing activities. They should consult a physician or public health authorities and follow their instructions. Limit contact with others and avoid interaction with individuals who are ill.
  • Anyone who has been in contact with an individual exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness should stay home and follow public health guidelines
  • All protocols and guidelines required by municipal facilities must be complied with.
  • Until all restrictions are eased, participants should arrive dressed and ready to play or train to avoid use of communal dressing room facilities.
  • Any private facilities should develop a comprehensive plan for cleaning and disinfecting common use areas and surfaces, following public health guidelines.
  • -  Health and temperature checks should be monitored for all participants at training and match venues

Back to Training

  • Progression to the next stage should not begin until it is deemed safe to do so and there is no evidence that the local CV-19 transmission rate has risen because of this training activity.
  • When using a training facility, training should be staggered where possible to minimize numbers, maintain social distancing, and reduce contact. Consider modifying training times so there are less people present at any one time.
  • Personal equipment should be sanitized before and after use (training and competition). The use of external equipment should be limited where possible.
  • Equipment sharing should be avoided. If unavoidable, an appropriate cleaning protocol should be followed before and after use.
  • Consider the age and health of participants and recommend against high-risk individuals participating in training or competition.
  • Participants should arrive ready to train and avoid using communal facilities where possible.
  • The ICC recommends a phased approach to resuming training activity starting with solo training followed by small group activities and thereafter larger groups and full training (in compliance with government restrictions). Moving through this progression can only take place if aligned with provincial and municipal public health direction. The load and intensity of training over the stages should be progressive to prevent injury.
    • Individual training
    • Training in small groups (3 or less) while following social distancing
    • Training in small groups (<10, including coach)
    • Squad based training while restricting contact

Back to Play

The following procedure is recommended:

  • Review playing conditions to minimise risks associated with playing during this CV- 19 period.
  • Consider rule amendments to allow for the safe management of the ball –
    • Regular hand sanitising when in contact with the ball
    • Do not touch eyes, nose, and mouth after making contact with the ball
    • Saliva should not be used on the ball
    • Umpires to consider wearing gloves when handling the ball.
  • Consideration should also be given to rule amendments to maintain social distancing (e.g. field positioning).
  • On-field protocols – For example, no unnecessary body contact and no handing over items (cap, towels, sunglasses etc.) to umpires or teammates. Each player should be responsible for their own items.
  • Off-field protocols – For example minimal use of communal facilities before andafter the match, social distancing to be maintained at all times. A ‘ready to play’approach should be adopted.
  • Discourage sharing of all equipment where possible. If it is required ensure equipment is cleaned appropriately.
  • If spectators are permitted, social distancing should be maintained.


Back to Travel

  • Where possible, players should travel alone to and from training and matches unless they are living in the same household. Where this is not possible, social distancing should be maintained.
  • Where using public transport to travel, players should avoid travelling at ‘peak ’transport times to limit contact with others.


Communication and education

Education of the health risks associated with CV-19 underpins all other measures set out. All administrative bodies should develop an effective communication plan, as well as a monitoring plan to ensure measures are complied with.

  • Education will help promote and set expectations for player behaviour ahead of resumption in play.
  • Education should include preventative measures such as:
    • general hygiene practices – regular and thorough washing of hands with soap and sanitizing with an alcohol-based hand-rub, refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth and good respiratory hygiene such as coughing or sneezing into your bent elbow etc.
    • hygiene practices specific to cricket such as no sharing of drink bottles and towels and the safe management of the ball. Wherever possible, items of cricket equipment should not be shared with anyone else unless an appropriate cleaning protocol is followed.
  • It is important to educate the cricketing community on strategies to mitigate against CV-19.
  • Players should be advised to minimise the use of changing rooms, shower facilities and other communal areas. Where possible, players should be encouraged to shower and change at home instead of at match and training venues.
  • Education should include the heightened risk of severe illness caused by CV-19 to vulnerable/high-risk groups.
  • Display appropriate CV-19 awareness material within sporting facilities.
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