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2022-05-24

Cricket Canada has announced plans for the launching of a new and exciting National High Performance League. The High Performance League’s Preliminary Rounds will be played simultaneously in three Cricket Canada Member Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario which will provide first year, pilot teams. Alberta and British Columbia’s matches will be played between two teams. Ontario will field three teams for its Preliminary Round matches. 

The participating teams will each play at least six fifty over matches at turf wicket equipped venues. The matches in each Province will all be live streamed.  

Participating teams will be comprised of thirteen (13) players each, accompanied by a Coach and Manager. The final playing XI for each team will also include three (3) players who are under 25 years of age, as well as two (2) who are under 19.

Alberta and British Columbia’s respective six scheduled matches will be played between Teams A and B. Teams A, B & C will be the three participants for Ontario’s nine scheduled matches with each playing their other two opponents twice.

Performances from the Preliminary Round matches in the respective Provinces will be used to select Provincial representative squads for the September 11 – 17, 2022 Canada National 50 Overs Championships. The Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario participating teams will be joined by a selected National Squad for the Ontario hosted round robin format tournament, all matches of which will also be live streamed.

 The four National Championships participating teams will play each other twice in accordance with the following schedule: 

Day 1: Alberta vs National Squad; British Columbia vs Ontario

Day 2: Alberta vs Ontario; British Columbia vs National Squad

Day 3: Ontario vs National Squad; Alberta vs British Columbia

Day 4 Rest/Practice

Day 5, 6 & 7: Round Two repeats of the Round 1 scheduled matches.

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2022-05-16

Position Overview: Overall responsibility for the management and delivery of all domestic and home international matches and events. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overall management of all domestic and international men’s and women’s home matches including national championships and Inter-Provincial competitions and other Cricket Canada events.  
  • Liaison with host venues and/or local organising committees regarding all aspects of the events, such as broadcasting, seating, hospitality, catering (VIP, player/official/public) security match regulations (in conjunction with the General Manager). 
  • Working closely with CC volunteers in all provinces to deliver first class events. 
  • Prepare detailed event plans for international matches and domestic matches 
  • Responsible for submitting security plans and budgets for CC/ICC ahead of any tournaments. 
  • Appointment of team liaison managers for visiting international teams. This will include the selection of liaison officers, line management and payment of fees and expenses. 
  • Management of the income and expenditure budget for all events. 
  • Liaison with CC Finance Department regarding pre-event payments and post-event recharged/reconciliation/invoicing/credit control. 
  • Responsibility for managing ticketing arrangements for all major home matches.
  • Facilitating delivery of on-ground/in-venue requirements to key stakeholders eg. broadcasters, written media, internet providers, hospitality caterers, security personnel, merchandisers etc. 
  • Form part of the CC Match Allocation Group who will make recommendations on venue selection to the CC Board. 
  • The Event manager will be an integral part of the CC Commercial Dept. and will participate in regular commercial meetings, sponsor meetings and will work closer with other CC Departments.

Skills and Experience:  

  • Be educated to degree or diploma level specialising in Event Management, or Recreation and Leisure Management, or Sports Management;  and/or demonstrate four years’ relevant experience in Event Management. 
  • Must be highly organised and be able to work under pressure, with the ability to multi-task when planning a range of projects and initiatives that must be delivered. 
  • Team building, negotiation skills and experience in working with volunteers is essential. Ideally, a knowledge or interest in cricket. 
  • Highly developed written, verbal, communication and relationship building skills. 
  • Experience in dealing with media organisations would be desirable. 
  • Experience in using social media for events would be an advantage. 
  • Excellent time management-skills are required with the ability to work on one’s own and be self motivated. Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. 
  • Strong administrative skills; experience with database management 
  • Must be prepared to work unsocial hours, including out of office hours and on weekends/bank-holidays. 

Position Tenure: Part-time Position 

Location: CC head office, Woodbridge, Ontario

Remuneration: TBD on an event to event basis

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter at the least detailing compliance with the skills and experience marked for the attention of Ingleton Liburd, to info@cricketcanada.org 

Please include in the subject line of your email “Events Manager”. Closing Date for Applications May 27, 2022. 

Cricket Canada is an equal opportunities employer  

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2022-05-12

Candidates who wish to apply for the stated positions need to fulfil the following criteria for their applications to be considered.

  • Has represented Cricket Canada or a full/associate member of the ICC at International competitions
  • Has played 1st Class cricket  
  • Has outstanding administrative, organizational and communication skills 
  • Should NOT be a Provincial Member representative or a member of the Board of Directors. 
  • Past national level selection experiences (preferred but not mandatory); or 
  • Cricket Canada National coach (Full time or Interim)

Applications should be submitted by May 25th, 2022, to info@cricketcanada.org

All applicants are asked to include the position title in the subject of their email.

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2022-05-14

Cricket Canada (CC) is the body responsible for the administration and control of cricket in Canada.  An Associate member of the International Cricket Council ("ICC"), Canada.

CC requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced coach to provide coaching services in respect of the national men’s team in preparation of the forthcoming events namely the ICC CWC Challenge League A and other ICC and Bilateral tournaments.  

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Have a proven record of on-field personal success especially with development teams
  • Display an in-depth knowledge of the game.
  • Possess leadership qualities, to be able to lead by example and set strong training standards.
  • Minimum of Level 3 Coaching Certificate or its equivalent complemented with 5 years minimum proven coaching experience.
  • Have experience in assisting in the development of younger players.
  • Excellent Communication and People Management Skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals from varied backgrounds.
  • Strong planning, organizing and executing skills.
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of current cricket coaching techniques.
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite) and Coaching Software.
  • Highly motivated and driven to achieve team success and maintain strong team culture.
  • Experience with a Test playing nation or first-class system would be an advantage.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coaching, including planning, developing and executing the national teams’ training program consistent with the objectives established by CC.
  • Prepare the team training and competition plans.
  • Develop a coaching structure to support all national teams.
  • Coaching, monitoring of daily training environment.
  • Support and evaluate players selected for National Team Projects.
  • Evaluate Players performances and attainment of team/individual goals
  • Direct the assistant coaches in their roles within the National program.
  • Prepare regular written reports to the General Manager.
  • Function as mentor coach for other development coaches.

Duration of Contract

The Contract will run for one (1) year with a review after the first six months. Expected start date is June 15th.

Remuneration

Remuneration and terms on the contract are negotiable based on experience and what you will bring to the role and CC.  The position reports to the General Manager of CC.  

Interested candidates are to send their applications and Curriculum Vitae not later than Friday May 27th, 2022, to info@cricketcanada.org.

All applicants are asked to include the position in the subject line of their email. 

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2022-05-11

British Columbia based incumbent Rashpal Bajwa has been re-elected as Cricket Canada’s President for a second two-year term. Mr. Bajwa’s re-election, by acclamation following the last minute withdrawal of his only challenger Hamilton & District Cricket League President Ranjit Chaudhri, occurred during Cricket Canada’s May 7-8, 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Halifax Nova Scotia’s Marriot Harbourfront Hotel.

Since immigrating to Canada from his native Jalandhar in 1996, Rashpal Bajwa has had a most illustrious involvement in Canadian cricket. He started as a player in 1997, mere months after his arrival, and just as quickly also became actively involved as an administrator. 

In 2008 he was elected as a Delegate to the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League (BCMCL). Two years later, in 2010, he became the BCMCL’s Vice President. By the following year, 2011, Rashpal had also become Cricket BC’s Vice President. In 2013 he was elected as Cricket BC’s President. In 2016 he was then elected as Cricket Canada’s Vice-President, a position which he held until 202o when he assumed the role of President for his initial two-year term. 

The 2022 Cricket Canada AGM, the first since the onset of COVID to have attendees physically present, also witnessed the re-election of Farhan Khan as Secretary and Amjad Bajwa as Director-at-Large. Rohit Aggarwal was also elected as a Director-at- Large for his very first term. 

During the two-day meeting, which was attended by representatives of all ten of Cricket Canada’s member provinces, plans for the implementation of several exciting initiatives aimed towards the further development and promotion of Canadian cricket were also formulated. The initiatives that have been identified for implementation within the immediate future include the launching of a new High Performance League, a revamped domestic structure to include a Canada National T20 tournament with full participation of all provinces and the execution of a new Strategic Plan. 

Attendees were also provided with updates from the Umpires Committee, reports on Cricket Canada’s recently increased social media activities, as well as plans for the imminent launching of a new website.

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2022-05-04

Nomination for positions to be elected at the 2022 Cricket Canada Annual General Meeting.

PositionNomineeNomination Accepted
President (1)
Rashpal Bajwa
Ranjit Chaudhri



Yes
Yes
Secretary (1)
Farhan Khan




Yes
Director At Large   (2)
Amjad Bajwa
Rohit Aggarwal


Yes
Yes
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