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2020-10-15

The Cricket Canada board at their last meeting approved the Terms of Reference and membership of the Cricket Canada Women's Committee, to be chaired by Women's Cricket Coordinator, Durriya Shabbir.

The committee is tasked with:-

- Developing, implementing and delivering programs to encourage the participation of girls and women at all levels; 

- Providing advice and recommendations to the Board on matters affecting girls and women’s participation;

 - Preparing an annual plan and annual budget for board approval; 

- Establishing policies and procedures for women’s cricket; 

- Developing and implementing a plan for recruitment and development of coaches, umpires, support staff for the Women’s and U19 teams

The committee members are:-

Ave Mogan: Cricket Canada Hall of Fame inductee (2014), is credited with establishing and being the co-founder of organised women’s cricket in Toronto, Canada. She was the first female at the age of 17 to participate in the TDCA men’s league in various divisions and skippered Canada’s first-ever national women’s squad in 1996. She also lead the team in 2005 and 2007 and was vice-captain of the North American women’s cricket team in 2003. In 2004, she was decorated Best Women’s Cricket Coordinator in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Region and led the Canadian Women’s cricket squad to their first Americas Women’s Cricket title in 2007. Prior to moving to Canada she was a member of the West Indies Women’s squad from 1977 to 1979.

Sonali Chandok: Sonali moved to Canada from India in 2016 and is based out of Surrey, BC. Her involvement with cricket began as a player in 1985 representing her state of Punjab, Guru Nanak University and North Zone in India. She was employed by Indian Railways as a sports person and served as a coach for the Mumbai Cricket Association. Cricket BC appointed her as the coach for the women’s program in 2019 and she has held that post since. She plays for the West Vancouver Cricket Club (men’s) team and was part of the Women’s squad during the practice tour to Trinidad in 2019.

Jazz Tucker: Jazz was first introduced to cricket in 2001 after she moved to Victoria, BC to attend law school. She joined the Wicket Maidens in 2003/2004 and fell in love with the sport. Jazz moved to St. John’s, NL in October 2004. 15 years later, thanks to the phenomenal support of Cricket NL, her dream came true. Jazz became the coordinator of the women’s programme which commenced in June 2019 and she was appointed to the Cricket NL board as the coordinator/director of women’s programme in October 2019. On November 16, 2019 Jazz and 12 others became the founding members of the Salt Water Sirens, the first women’s cricket club in Newfoundland.

Saima Rizwan: Based in Fort McMurray, Saima has been involved with women’s cricket for the past 5 years as a player, coach and administrator. Her Alberta Women’s Club provides pre-season training, organises tournaments and is actively involved in scouting and recruiting talent. Tremendously passionate about the game, she has represented Alberta in the Western Tournament in 2016 and 2017. She played a key role in organising the Canada Day Cup in Ontario in 2018.


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2020-10-06

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:  October 23, 2020

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2020-09-25

Please note that the Canada T20 Premier League Tournament, scheduled to be played 2-4 October in Niagara Falls, is not sanctioned by Cricket Canada. Any participants do so at their own risk, and without the formal approval of Cricket Canada


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2020-09-09

Ron Dipchand has been re-appointed chair of Cricket Canada's selection committee to serve an additional two-year term. British Columbia’s Barber Javed Sandhu and Ontario’s Surendra Seeraj,  previously members of the committee also have been re-appointed.

They will be joined by new appointees Mukesh Narula (Ontario) and Navdeep Singh Sidhu of the Prairies, also for two year terms.

Cricket Canada’s Selection Policy requires all Committee Members to have played at a high level.  In accordance with these requirements, all selectors boast outstanding and highly impressive credentials.

Chairman Ron Dipchand scored two centuries and eleven fifties during his eleven-year (1980-1990) career as a Canadian national team player. Prior to his immigration to Canada he had also played cricket at the national youth and first division levels in his native Guyana.

Mukesh Narula represented Baroda in India’s Ranji Trophy Cricket Tournament, scoring 2373 runs and taking 104 wickets during his twelve-year career. He also played for the West Zone in the BCCI organized Duleep and Deodhar Trophy Tournaments and later represented the Drummond Cricket Club during a five year (1992-1997) stint as a professional in Ireland.

Baber Javed Sandhu’s Pakistan national cricket career began in 1991 at age 17 when he presented the country’s Under 19 team.  Baber was again selected the following year and was appointed as Vice captain. His first-class career began in 1990 when he was selected to play for Lahore Division and Pakistan Railways. That gave him the opportunity to play amongst some of the greats of Pakistan cricket such as Saqlain Mushtaq, Aaqib Javed, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

Navdeep Sigh Sidhu represented Punjab in India’s  Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy Tournaments during a three year period from 2010 – 2014, prior to which he had played college cricket as a member of the Guru Nanak Dev University team. Navdeep’s player resume also boasts appearances for the Stirling County Cricket Club Division Two team in  Scotland and in 2016 for the Avondale Heights Cricket Club in Melbourne, Australia

Surendra Seraj’s 1991 record of 7 dismissals as wicket-keeper for Canada's U19 team is yet to be surpassed at that level. As an outstanding wicket-keeper Surendra was also a regular member of Canada’s Senior Men’s Team from 1994 – 1996.

The Selection Committee’s principal role is to select teams to represent Canada that will maximize Canada’s chances of winning international matches and series and guarantee the long-term success of Canadian cricket.  The Selection Committee also recommends players for consideration for High Performance and Academy development programmes.

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2020-09-08

Cricket Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Durriya Shabbir as Women’s Coordinator. Ms. Shabbir was chosen from the pool of applicants for the position that was created by the Board this past July. Her appointment will last until Cricket Canada’s next Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled to be held in 2021.

Ms. Shabbir will be directly responsible for growing all aspects of female cricket in Canada through further promotion, the engagement of provincial associations and clubs, as well as the development of gender specific programmes aimed at increasing the numbers of active women’s players, coaches and officials. In fulfillment of her duties Ms. Shabbir will attend Cricket Canada Board meetings, convene and chair a Women’s Cricket Committee and will also serve on other appropriate committees to represent the interests of women’s cricket.

Born in Madras, India, Durriya Shabbir competed at National, Zone (South Zone), State (Tamil Nadu Seniors, Juniors, and Sub-Juniors), and University (University of Madras) levels, with consistent performances as an opening bowler and middle order bat. Following her immigration she later represented Canada. She played a key role in Canada's qualification during the 2013 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier after scoring 153 runs in the ICC Americas Qualifier tournament. After her retirement from the international arena, Durriya continued her active participation in domestic cricket for several years as a player in the Scarborough Cricket Association’s (SCA) Women’s League. As an administrator Durriya initiated and launched Cricket Council of Ontario’s Women’s Program by organizing the formation of the first Ontario Women’s Team. Durriya also co-created the July 2018 Canada Day Women’s Cup Tournament to provide a national stage for women cricketers in order to resurrect women’s cricket in all provinces and break down barriers hindering the growth of the game. She also served as the manager for the Canadian Women’s team’s participation in the 2019 ICC America’s Cup.

Commenting on the appointment, Cricket Canada President Rashpal Bajwa has expressed his and the Board of Directors absolute confidence that Durriya Shabbir’s outstanding experience, as a former Canadian National player, in addition to her years of active involvement in all aspects of Canadian cricket will allow her to successfully fulfill all the responsibilities of the position.

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