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2021-06-04

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

For the year ending Dec 31st 2020

ELECTION/NOMINATION PROCESS

This announcement contains the complete nomination process for the upcoming Cricket Canada elections, held in conjunction with the AGM on 26th June 2021.

The following is brief information regarding the nomination and election process. For more information please reference the Cricket Canada bylaws

Positions up for election:

  1. Vice President
  2. Treasurer
  3. Two (2) Directors-at-Large
  4. Director (female)

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.

The director (female) position is open to nominations of women only. 

Nomination 

Any nomination of an individual for election as a Director must include:

  1. The written consent of the nominee (signed or electronic signature); and
  2. A 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; 

Nominations must be submitted to reach the Head Office of the Corporation five (5) (on or before 21st June 2021) days prior to the Annual Meeting

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

All invalid nominations will be struck off the list on this date without further notice. 

Nominations from the Floor – Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the AGM.

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.

Election is for 2 years term

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

Nomination form (Word format)

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2021-06-03

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on June 26, 2021 as a Virtual AGM through Video/Audio Conference.

Details:

Video link information will be provided to all delegates 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 12th June 2021.

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.

Nominations

The By-Laws necessitate a nomination and election process; this is provided in a separate posting. 

 Agenda

CRICKET CANADA2021 AGM AGENDA


Virtual AGM June 26, 2021

Venue Name: Virtual AGM

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

 DAY 1- SATURDAY June 26, 2021

MEETING # A  

PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS .. Closed

12.00 PM – 12.30 PM

A 1.0   Call to order          

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

            Meeting Minutes of the 2020 AGM held virtually

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

12.30 PM to 1.00 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

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

C 1.0 Receive/Approve Audited Financial Statement on December 31st, 2020   

C 2.0 Appointment of an Auditor for the ensuing year

C 3.0 Calendar of Events 2021

C 4.0 Approval of the budget 2021

MEETING # D  

1:45 PM –  2:45 PM Open

D 1.0 Call to order

D 2.0 Provincial Reports

MEETING # E - CLOSED (PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      E 1.0 Call to order

      E 2.0 Elections

      E 3.0 Any other business

MEETING # F – OPEN 

4:15 PM - 4:30 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.

 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.

 Email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org

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2021-05-26

The members of  Cricket Canada recently unanimously approved revisions to the organization’s by-laws. The revisions were approved during Cricket Canada’s May 15 Special General Meeting.

The revisions to the previous by-laws that had been in place since 2018, were driven by a number of factors. Among these was Cricket Canada’s wish to move closer towards Sports Canada’s current established governance standards for national sports organizations, the need for  greater clarity as to the requirements to apply for and hold Cricket Canada membership, as well as the need to clearly define the role of the nominating committee within its election process.  Following legal review, the revised by-laws are now available here.

The revisions that have been made to the by-laws include:- 

  • The creation of a Women’s Director position, reserved exclusively for women 
  • The re-definition of the requirements for provincial membership, including a more detailed definition of “effective control”.
  • The establishment of procedures to determine if a member retains effective control, and how membership might be impacted if it is deemed that a member does not have effective control of cricket within their province.
  • The expansion of the Nominating Committee’s role. Along with running the nomination process, the Committee’s members will henceforth also be tasked with identifying candidates who bring needed skills and competencies to the board.
  • A better defined process by which votes are allocated to members at general meetings.

The newly revised by-laws will be in place for Cricket Canada’s 2021 Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held this coming June.

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2021-05-17

A Special General Meeting of members was held on 15 May to review proposed changes to the Cricket Canada by-laws. The changes recommended by the board were unanimously approved, and will be made available on the Cricket Canada web site following final legal review. 

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2021-05-07

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (7 May 2021) announced the ICC Americas Men’s T20 Regional Qualifier, due to be hosted by Cricket Canada has been postponed to a later date. The venue may be subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier 1 was scheduled to be hosted by Cricket Canada between 17 and 23 July 2021. The Americas qualifier has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions.

The ICC Americas Qualifier T20 tournament will involve Canada, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA. New dates and host country will be confirmed in due course.

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2021-04-27

April 2021 

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2021-04-23

Please note that due to the ongoing health situation with regards to the Covid-19, the Western Women's T20 scheduled for May 7 - 9, 2021 has been postponed. Cricket Canada will continue to monitor the situation and do it's best  to hold this event at a later date if possible.

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2021-04-17

The Cricket Canada board has called a  Special General Meeting of members, to be held via video conference on May 15th, 2021 to consider changes to the organization's by-laws. Full details have been provided to all provincial members.

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2021-04-08

The ICC has decided to reschedule World Challenge League matches. Their statement is provided below:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that the two remaining series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A have been rescheduled due to COVID-19.

The Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A, which forms part of the qualifying pathway to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, was scheduled to see the remaining 30 List A matches played in the final two series of the competition.

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu were due to play the second series in Canada between 15 and 28 August 2021 and the third series in Malaysia in 2022. The Malaysia event has been brought forward to November/December 2021 and the Canada series pushed back to July/August 2022.

The decision to reschedule both series was taken due to ongoing restrictions and suspension of sporting activities as part of the ICC’s comprehensive contingency planning of COVID-19. Following extensive consultation with Members, relevant government and public health authorities, it was decided the best opportunity for countries to host and for qualification to be determined on the field of play was to reschedule.

Canada currently lead Singapore on net run rate with both teams on eight points in the standings. The top team at the culmination of the competition will secure one of the six places in the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off to be held in 2023, alongside the table topper in Challenge League B and the bottom four teams in the Men’s CWC League 2.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “We have been actively working on contingency planning with participating Members across all ICC World Cup pathways and as a result have rescheduled two more events.

“The two Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A series have been moved to provide Members with the best possible chance of hosting in line with current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions within their country. Our collective aim is to give all ICC pathway events the best possible chance of being played and for qualification to be determined on the field of play.

“We will continue to monitor and assess all events across our pathway structures with the ICC’s priority continuing to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials and fans.”


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2021-04-07

This year’s Global T20 (GT20) Canada will be played in Malaysia between June – July, 2021. With the travel and health restrictions currently in place, there was considerable uncertainty as to whether this year’s tournament could be held in Canada in June –July as scheduled, hence the decision to have it moved to Malaysia. The tournament will return to Canada next year for its 2022 4th Season.

Commenting on the decision to have Malaysia host the 2021 Gt20 3rd Season, which was made jointly by Cricket Canada, the Malaysian Cricket Association and the Tournament’s owners Bombay Sports, Cricket Canada President Rashpal Bajwa said: “Cricketers and fans of cricket within Canada will naturally be disappointed that this year’s third edition of our world class Gt20 tournament cannot be held in Canada due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and the Canadian health guidelines. Cricket Canada, however, understands and fully supports our health authorities. We are also very positive in looking forward to hosting the tournament in Canada, once the pandemic is sufficiently ended and the safety of all concerned can be assured. In the interim we are now very excited to share with all Canadians and cricket lovers across the world that our good friends at the Malaysian Cricket Association have stepped up to help us host this year’s GT20 Season 3 in Malaysia with the necessary local health approvals. We are looking forward to a very exciting Third edition of GT20 Canada in Malaysia!”

Owned and managed by Bombay Sports Co, Ltd. GT20 is currently North America’s only annual professional tournament. The GT20 League features six teams each composed of ten international cricketers from ICC full and associate member nations and including two world renowned marquee players. Each of the six participating 2021 GT20 teams will also include three Canadian national team members and an identical number of Canadian emerging cricketers. There will also be one Malaysian national player on each team. 

The Malaysia hosted 2021 GT20 3rd Season will consist of twenty-two matches played over eighteen days. All twenty-two matches will be played at the Kinrara Oval in Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur.

GT20’s first two Seasons played in Toronto during the 2018 and 2019 summer months attracted some of global cricket’s very best T20 players. Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh. Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, David Warner, Steve Smith, Brendon McCullum, Thisara Perera, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine were among the many world renowned T20 players who participated in GT20’s first two seasons.

With an estimated global fan base of well over 1 billion, cricket is one of the world’s most popular and multicultural sports. As one of its annual world class tournaments, GT20 has to date enjoyed unprecedented global reach. GT20’s 2021 Season 3  will certainly receive an electrifying welcome from cricket fans all over the world.

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2021-03-31

March 2021 

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2021-03-09

Cricket Canada and USA Cricket are delighted to announce joint plans for the return of the annual Auty Cup, the longest running international sports rivalry in the world. Canada will host the USA in a 50 Overs series to be played this coming summer.

Pending final approval of the Canadian health authorities the 2021 Auty Cup will be played in Canada from July 26-30 at a venue to be determined later. The Auty Cup series will be played directly after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, which Canada is hosting from July 17-23, 2021.

Reputed to be the first and longest running international sporting fixture of any type, the K.A. Auty Cup Trophy is an international cricket series played between Canada and the United States, hosted alternately by Cricket Canada and USA Cricket. After a 17 year gap the Auty Cup returned in 2011 and has been played across a variety of formats.

The Auty Cup series will serve as ideal preparation for Canada and the USA in the 50 Overs format with both countries having had no international cricket for more than 12 months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Canada will be preparing for their ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League series in August 2021, while USA will be preparing for their ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 series in the same month.

Cricket Canada President Rashpal Bajwa, said, “After an incredibly difficult 12 months or so for all cricketing nations, we are very pleased to be able to have a strong summer of cricket to look forward to in 2021. We are looking forward to renewing rivalries in the Auty Cup and host our neighbours in USA Cricket directly after the T20 World Cup Qualifier this summer. ”    

The newly re-appointed USA Cricket Chairman, Paraag Marathe, said, “We would like to thank our friends at Cricket Canada for hosting the return of the Auty Cup in 2021. The deep history and heritage of cricket across North America is something we both hold very dearly and we are excited to have been able to find a window to reinstate our local and historic rivalry for the Auty Cup.”

Cricket Canada and USA Cricket also explained that further discussions were ongoing about the prospect of extending the USA vs Canada rivalry to also include regular fixtures between the respective Women’s and Youth teams in 2021 and beyond.    

ABOUT THE AUTY CUP

The first Auty Cup Trophy match was a two-day match held from the 25–27 September 1844 at St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, New York as the first ever international sports fixture between any two countries. Largely as a result of this match, the first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, declared cricket Canada’s first official sport in 1867.

The trophy was donated by Karl André Auty of Chicago, Illinois. The original trophy was retired in 1963 to honor the memory of K. A. Auty and re-dedicated 20 years later in Calgary, on 19 November 1983.


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2021-02-28

Nitish Kumar's Caribbean exploits lead the features in February's Wickets


February 2021 


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2021-02-11

On Sunday, February 7, hours before the start of this years Super Bowl 55, in thousands of cricket loving households all across Canada, individuals were glued to their television screens. Their individual and combined attentions were riveted on the exploits of their fellow Canadian Nitish Kumar, who was representing the Leewards Hurricanes against the Windwards Volcanoes in the opening fixture of the Cricket West Indies hosted 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 Tournament, being played at the Coolidge Cricket Center in St Johns Antigua.

As the only Canadian involved in the Tournament, indeed its only non West Indian player, Kumar carried the interests of all of his Canadian supporters when he strode to the crease with the Leeward Hurricanes score on 51/2 off 8.6 overs in pursuit of the 285 run victory target that had been set by the Windwards Volcanoes. He did not disappoint, proceeding instead to fashion an innings that was subsequently described during the post match presentation ceremony by the Windwards Volcanoes captain, West Indies One Day International player, Sunil Ambris as one of the very best he has ever seen in Caribbean regional limited overs cricket.

Displaying his extensive repertoire of shots Kumar stroked his way to  112, made off just 106 balls that included nine majestic fours and two imperial sixes. It was as the West Indies fast bowling great Sir Curtly Ambrose described, an innings of superb class and outstanding pedigree. It was, however, part of a losing cause as the Leewards Hurricanes were eventually dismissed for 253 off 47.2 overs 31 runs short of the required victory target. Kumar was also, somewhat surprisingly, not chosen as the Man of the Match, losing out in that respect to the Windwards Volcanoes Kevin Stoute, who scored 86 off 96 balls with eight fours and one six as part of his teams match winning total of 284.

Kumar's social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were immediately flooded with congratulatory messages from supporters across Canada following his outstanding innings. Several Cricket Canada Board Members including President Rashpal Bajwa, Directors Mohammed Shaikh and Ranjit Chaudhri, General Manager Ingleton Liburd as well as Brampton & Etobicoke League President Praim Persaud were among those sending congratulatory messages to Kumar.

Kumar's Leewards Hurricanes 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 century is his fourth in List A matches, Since making his One Day International debut in 2011 and becoming the second youngest ever ODI player, as a right-handed batsman and right-arm off spinner, Canada born Kumar has become one of Canadas leading batting all-rounders and a regular member of Canadian National cricket teams. His most recent appearances for Canada were as a member of the Canadian squad for the 201920 Caribbean Regional Super50 Tournament. He was again Canadas  leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 265 runs in eight matches.

The Leeward Hurricanes remaining 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 Preliminary Round matches will be on Feb 10 vs Barbados Pride; Feb 13 vs Guyana Jaguars; Feb 17 vs T&T Red Force and Feb 19 vs Jamaica Scorpions.

Update 10 February:

Canada’s Nitish Kumar followed his superb 2021 Caribbean Super50 opening match century with a solid 41, as the Leeward Hurricanes led by Keacy Carty’s superb unbeaten century and a belligerent Hayden Walsh Jnr cameo, secured a sensational four wicket final over win against the Barbados Pride. Carty, produced a memorable knock of 123 not out. He hit nine fours and three sixes, to record his maiden List A hundred on a good pitch at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. He won the CG Insurance Man-of-the-Match award.

Chasing the daunting victory target of 302 to win at a required rate of 6 runs per over, the Hurricanes lost both its opening batsmen by the thirteenth  over with only 62 runs on the board. Kumar and Carty, however, combined for a 98 run third wicket partnership which steadied the innings and provided a perfect platform for the match-winning fireworks that were to follow.

Having gracefully stroked his way to 41 off 48 balls with two fours, Kumar attempted an injudicious reverse sweep to an Ashley Nurse delivery, missed completely and was struck plumb in front to be adjudged lbw. It was a most disappointing end to an innings that had promised much and which had even seemed headed toward a second successive century.

In the final stages with an asking rate of close to 14 runs per over Hayden Walsh smashed an explosive 9 ball  28, which included three massive sixes in one over. His belligerent cameo provided the impetus for the undaunted Casey to eventually see the Hurricanes home.

The Barbados Trident’s 302 had been structured around Shamar Brooks 96 off 88 balls and Jonathan Carter’s 91 ball 58. The two featured in an 160 run partnership for the third wicket that provided the backbone Pride’s eventually insufficient total of 301.

Full Scorecard: https://www.windiescricket.com/matches/206981/#scorecard

The win gave the Leewards Hurricanes its first two points of the tournament and a third place on the points table behind the Jaguars and Windwards Hurricanes, while the Pride were left floundering in last place with zero points having lost both of its matches played to date. The tournaments two other competing teams. Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad Red Force were set to play each other on Thursday February 10.

Kumar will be hoping for much improved performances in the Leeward Hurricanes three remaining Preliminary Round matches. The Hurricanes will face the Guyana Jaguars on Feb 13; T&T Red Force on Feb 17 and the F Jamaica Scorpions on Feb 19.

Photo credit: Windies Cricket

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2021-01-28

January 2021 

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2021-01-27

Canada’s outstanding  all-rounder Nitish Kumar has been included in the Leeward Islands Hurricanes final 15 member squad for the 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 Championships. The Leeward Islands Hurricanes will be one of six Caribbean territory franchises competing in s in the 2021 edition of the annual Cricket West Indies fifty-over tournament. The Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Jamaica Scorpions, Leeward Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, and the Windward Islands Volcanoes will be the other five competing franchises for the February 7-27, 2021 Tournament which will be played in Antigua.

The Canada born Kumar’s selection to the Leewards Hurricanes 2021 Super50 Squad follows his participation in the franchise’s pre-tournament training camp that was held in Antigua earlier this month. He is the only non Caribbean based player to be selected to any of the squads that will be competing in the 2021 Super50 Championships.

The Leewards Hurricanes will clash with the Windwards Volcanoes at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, for the Sunday, February 7 opening match of the 2021 CG Insurance Super50 Cup. A total of 19 matches will be played in the 50 Over Tournament which is scheduled to conclude on February 27.

The six competing teams will play each other on a round-robin basis with the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals and the opportunity to reach the grand final. Matches will be played at Antigua’s two international cricket venues - the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) and the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS). There will be 13 matches at CCG including the semi-finals and final, and six matches at SVRS.

The Leeward Hurricanes 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 Preliminary Round matches will be on Feb. 7 vs Windward Volcanoes; Feb 10 vs Barbados Pride; Feb 13 vs Guyana Jaguars; Feb 17 vs T&T Red Force and Feb 19 vs Jamaica Scorpions.

Since making his One Day International debut in 2011 and becoming the second youngest ever ODI player, as a right-handed batsman and right-arm off spinner, Canada born Nitish Kumar has become one of Canada’s leading batting all-rounders and a regular member of Canadian National cricket teams. His most recent appearances for Canada were as a member of the . Canadian squad for the 2019–20 Caribbean Regional Super50 Tournament. He was again Canada’s  leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 265 runs in eight matches.

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2021-03-12

Note that all dates should be considered tentative, based on the evolving impact of the global pandemic. All Canadian based events are dependent on obtaining permission from Federal and Provincial health authorities.  Most events are still in the planning stages, with grounds and venues to be determined


DateVenueEvent
May 7 - 9VancouverWomen’s Western T20
June 4-6OntarioMen’s Central T20
June 4-6VancouverMen’s Western T20
June 4-6OntarioWomen’s Central/ Eastern T20
June 4-6New BrunswickMen’s Eastern T20 (date tentative, may be moved to July)
June 10 -13OntarioMen’s National Championship
June 10-13OntarioWomen’s National Championship
July 11-17OntarioCanada Cup U18
July 15 – 24OntarioICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier; Argentina,   Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama, USA
July 26-30TBDAuty Cup- Canada v USA
June 24 –July 11BramptonGlobal T20 Canada
August 15 – 28Canada (location TBD)ICC Men’s CWC Challenge League; Canada, Denmark, Malaysia,   Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu
August 18 - 25 USAICC Under 19 Men’s World Cup qualifier - Canada, USA,   Bermuda,  Argentina
Sept 1 – 7Canada (Location TBD)CC Cricket Festival/Auty Cup
September 11 -18USAICC Americas Women’s T20 WC qualifier: Argentina, Brazil,   Canada, USA


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2021-01-20

Cricket Canada has announced the appointment of a three member panel for the selection of its National Women’s teams. The panel will be comprised of two selectors from Ontario: Fowzieh Yaqubien and Suthershini (Sutha) Sivanantham, as well as one: Kim Coulter, from British Columbia. Ontario’s Fowzieh Yaqubian will serve as the Committee’s Chairperson.The appointments follow Cricket Canada’s 2020 amendment of its Player Selection Policy to incorporate the establishment of a dedicated Women's Selection Committee. The amendments were made as another significant step towards establishing an independent structure and emphasizing the focus on growing the women's game.  

Nominations were invited from Provincial Cricket Boards and Cricket Canada's Women's Committee. The prerequisites for the selectors were that they should have played at the highest level for Cricket Canada or a full member of the ICC. Upon review of the recommendations the Board approved the Fowzieh Yaqubian led three member panel to serve as Cricket Canada's new National Women's Selection Committee for a period of two years.

Having represented India in 8 Tests and 13 ODI's including two World Cups in 1977 and 1982, Fowzieh Yaqubian, is amongst the pioneers of Women’s international cricket. She was instrumental in India’s first ODI win against England represented by Rachel Heyhoe Flint and Enid Bakewell among others, scoring 88 and taking five victims behind the stumps. She holds the record for effecting the most dismissals as wicket-keeper in a single Women's Cricket World Cup for the 1982 Tournament with 20 dismissals in 10 innings.

Suthershini (Sutha) Sivanantham made her international debut playing for the very first Sri Lankan women's team in Nov 1997. She captained Sri Lanka from 2002-2003 recording 6-0 victories against Pakistan and West Indies. Her 5 for 2 haul against Pakistan still remains the most economical fiver in women's ODI history. She led Canada in their T20I series against USA in July 2010, which Canada won 2-0.

A trailblazer in her own right, Kim Coulter started playing cricket when she moved to Canada in 2001.She debuted for Canada in 2006 opening the batting against Bermuda and in her third international game she scored 58. She was part of the Canadian team that defended the America's Championship in 2009 and 2012 and participated in the ICC Global World Cup Qualifier in 2013.

Cricket Canada’s President Rashpal Bajwa has expressed his Board’s delight over the appointments.

“The establishment of such an impressively qualified National Selection Panel is a most exciting development for Canadian Women’s cricket. Foremost among the eagerly anticipated beneficial outcomes will be the Panel’s continuous identification of sufficiently talented players as candidates for selection to Canadian national teams in the immediate future. This will in turn serve to further boost the already growing levels of involvement in women’s cricket, by increasing awareness of the opportunities the sport offers for individuals to represent Canada at the highest levels of international competition. On behalf of ourselves and the entire Canadian cricket community we wish the Panel’s members every success in the fulfillment of their collective and individual duties.”

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2021-01-12

Canada’s outstanding cricket all-rounder Nitish Kumar has been invited by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to participate in the Franchise’s Training Camp in preparation for its involvement in the forthcoming 2021 Caribbean Regional Super50 Championships. The Leeward Islands Hurricanes will be one of six Caribbean territory franchises competing in the Cricket West Indies in the 2021 edition of the annual cricket West Indies fifty-over tournament. Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the Windward Islands will be the other five competing franchises for the February 7-27, 2021 Tournament which will be played in Antigua.

Nitish Kumar is the only Canadian to have received an invitation from any of the competing Caribbean Regional 2021 Super50 franchises to participate in their scheduled Training Camps. His participation in the Leeward Islands Hurricane’s Antigua based Camp means that he will eligible for selection to the final 15 member of roster of players who will represent the franchise at the 2021 Championships.

As a right-handed batsman and right-arm off spinner, Canadian born Nitish Kumar created history in 2011 by making his One Day International debut and becoming the second youngest ever ODI player. His participation in the ICC 2011 World Cup also made him the then youngest player to ever feature in the Tournament. Kumar made his Canadian T20 International debut in 2012 and has since then become one of Canada’s leading batting all-rounders and a regular member of Canadian National cricket teams. Kumar’s October 2016 Canada National Men’s cricket team captaincy appointment, at the age of 22, made him one of the youngest ever to hold that position. 

Nitish Kumar’s outstanding exploits as a Canadian cricketer have continued in recent years. In January 2018, Kumar was named as the captain of Canada's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Toronto Nationals in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. In September 2018, he was named as the captain of Canada's squad for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier tournament. He was the leading wicket-taker for Canada in the tournament, with eleven dismissals in six matches. 

In October 2018, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2018–19 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies. In April 2019, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In August 2019, he was named in Canada's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. In September 2019, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament. In October 2019, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates. He was the leading run-scorer for Canada in the tournament, with 245 runs in six matches. Following the T20 World Cup, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies. He was again the leading run-scorer for Canada in the tournament, with 265 runs in eight matches

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2021-03-02

December 2020 

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2020-12-10

Cricket Canada has announced the appointment of its two Development Officers. Keith Deonarine has been appointed as Cricket Development Officer with responsibilities for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Kulbir Jaswal will hold identical Cricket Development Officer responsibilities for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The respective appointments were made towards the execution of Cricket Canada’s mandate to significantly increase both the levels of participation and popularity of Canadian cricket. The primary focus of the Cricket Development Officer’s role will be on significantly increasing male and female participation, while ensuring that there is a solid pathway to the further nurturing of identified talented players. 

The key responsibilities for the two Development Officer Positions are:

 - To increase the number of regular junior cricketers in Canada through sustainable growth of the current Cricket Canada Kids Program

. - Increase the number of females involved in cricket programs and playing in organized competitions. 

- Assist Cricket Canada’s General Manager with other domestic development initiatives and competitions.

 - Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and growth of grassroots programs. 

Keith Deonarine’s involvement with Canadian cricket has been outstanding. He represented Canada at the U19 and U23 levels and was the 1992 recipient of the prestigious EMU Award as the country’s most outstanding Junior Cricketer. Deonarine has also served as a Manitoba Development Coach and was directly responsible for introducing cricket to many elementary, middle and high school students within the Province. He has also served (2010-2012) as Canadian National men’s Cricket Team Selector and as Cricket Canada’s Performance Analyst (2012-2016). 

Kulbir Jaswal’s Canadian cricket involvement is equally impressive. As a certified Cricket West Indies Level 3 Coach, Jaswal has fulfilled several National and Provincial Coach roles,. Most recently he was the Assistant Coach for the Canadian team’s participation in the 2019 South Africa hosted ICC u19 World Cup, He also served as the Head Coach of the Canadian National Team at the 2018 West Indies Regional U19 Tournament. He was also the Canadian Team Analyst for the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup.

Kulbir Jaswal

Keith Deonarine


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2020-12-01

November 2020 

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2020-11-30

Cricket Canada is reaching the end of its 2018-20 Strategic Plan, and sought input into a new plan to take the organization forward. The existing plan can be viewed here

Thanks to all those who completed the survey, and a summary of the results has been e-mailed directly to all those who responded.  The feedback will be analysed and potential vision and mission statements, values and strategic priorities prepared.Further in depth consultation will take place with selected individuals with specialist knowledge of planning, associate cricket and Cricket Canada.


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2020-10-28

September 2020 

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2020-10-21

The Cricket Canada board in October approved a revision to the Cricket Canada Sanction policy (originally approved in 2015). The main change was to clarify that any event or tournament run by private individuals or organizations needs to apply for sanction to Cricket Canada. Cricket Canada has the option to delegate sanction authority to the provincial member in which the event or tournament is being played. Small scale, local tournaments will likely be delegated to provincial members to sanction, but any event involving players from more than one province or country likely will need Cricket Canada sanction. 

The policy outlines the process of applying for Cricket Canada sanction; this process is designed to allow Cricket Canada to perform its due diligence in ensuring that the tournament conforms to International Cricket Council requirements for “Approved Cricket”.  The International Cricket Council requires national bodies to ensure that any event within its jurisdiction complies with their standards, designed to protect the game and its participants.

Cricket Canada is pleased to see the increasing number of opportunities for players to develop and show their skills in a competitive environment, and the policy is not designed to discourage organizations and individuals from holding such events. Those planning such tournaments should be aware, however, that due to the work required in order to conform with ICC guidelines, sanction may take some time to obtain, and organizers should apply well ahead of the planned event. 

Events that unsuccessfully apply for sanction may fall under the ICC designation of “Disapproved Cricket”. Players, officials and clubs who take part in disapproved cricket events may face disciplinary action from Cricket Canada.  Tournaments or events that fall under this classification and do not apply for sanction also risk being considered “Disapproved Cricket”, and participants run the risk of disciplinary action. 

Updated policy


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2020-10-20

Cricket Canada is seeking sponsorship for the team clothing for its national teams. In return for an appropriate sponsor fee, the successful sponsor will be recognised by:-

  • The sponsor logo and name on team playing kit and training kit (following ICC standards)
  • The sponsor logo on the Cricket Canada web site (a clickable link to either a sponsor page hosted by Cricket Canada, or to a web site of the sponsor’s choosing). 
  • Acknowledgement in Cricket Canada media releases
  • Preferential access to advertising in “Wickets” magazine
  • Pitch side banners at all Cricket Canada national tournaments
  • Possibility of pitch side banners at the widely televised Global T20 events.
  • Visual presence on live streaming coverage of any Cricket Canada national tournaments

Sponsorship is available for all national teams, either collectively or individually. 

The Men’s Senior National team is scheduled to compete in at least two ICC qualifying events in 2021,the Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament, and the ICC Americas World T20 qualifier. Cricket Canada also expects the team to be invited to the Cricket West Indies Super 50 tournament again.

The Senior Women’s team is scheduled to compete in the ICC Americas World T20 qualifier. 

Both men’s and women’s Under 19 teams hope to compete in the Cricket West Indies regional Under 19 tournaments. 

In evaluating proposals, Cricket Canada will take into account amount of sponsorship (either in cash or in kind), alignment of the sponsor with Cricket Canada’s mission and values, and compliance with ICC sponsorship regulations. Sponsorship is not restricted to clothing companies but is open to any business, although please note that any sponsor associated with gambling is prohibited by ICC regulations. 

For more details or to submit proposals, please e-mail the General Manager (ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org)

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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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2020-08-30

The Maritime T20 inter-provincial tournament took place August 28-30 in Prince Edward Island. PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick  competed, each playing the other twice, leading to Sunday's final. Follow the tournament on CricClubs, and games are being streamed live on Cricket Nova Scotia's Youtube channel. In the first day of the tournament PEI beat New Brunswick in the opener, but then lost to Nova Scotia, who beat New Brunswick in the day's final match. Saturday saw Nova Scotia upset by New Brunswick, who also beat PEI. Nova Scotia's win over PEI set up the final. 

Nova Scotia thus played New Brunswick in the final and won by 5 wickets. Nandu Vishnu of Nova Scotia was the top run-scorer, with two half-centuries, and Kiran Kumar Ageteela, again of Nova scotia topped the wicket-takers with 8. 

The matches were all competitive and highlighted the progressive improvement of cricket in the Maritimes. 


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2020-08-27

August 2020 

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2020-08-25

ICC Media release: 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announced the postponement of the second event of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The second of three Challenge League A events which form part of the pathway to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 was rescheduled from March and was due to take place between 30 September and 10 October in Malaysia.

As part of the ICC’s comprehensive contingency planning process across all ICC events and after consultation with Members and with the relevant government and public health authorities, the decision has been taken to postpone the fixtures.

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu were due to play 15 List A matches aiming to gain points and places in the Challenge League A table. Canada currently top the table ahead of Singapore on net run rate, with both teams on eight points. At the completion of the Challenge League A fixtures, the top team will qualify for the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off. For more information on qualifying for the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 click here.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “We have decided to postpone the second series of the ICC Men’s CWC Challenge League A that was due to take place in Malaysia next month. The ICC’s priority continues to be to protect the well-being of players, coaches, officials, fans and the whole cricket community. As a result of this we have fully assessed the situation in partnership with the Malaysia Cricket Association and participating Members with ongoing international travel restrictions, global health concerns still prominent and on government and public health authority advice in relation to COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the event.

“With the additional time giving to us due to the rescheduling of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to October and November of 2023, we will now work with hosts and participating Members to find an appropriate window where the qualification pathway fixtures can be safely and practically rescheduled.”

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2020-08-14

Cricket Canada can confirm that the season three of the Global T20 Canada scheduled for 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. 

Cricket Canada along with Bombay Sports and stakeholders will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID 19 and will update on proposed dates for season three, once this is confirmed. 

The health and safety of all is our top priority, therefore the decision to postpone was made after careful consideration of all possibilities. Cricket Canada along with Bombay Sports and stakeholders have agreed that GT20 Canada season three will only happen once it is safe to do so.

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2020-07-31

!Cricket Canada’s Board of Directors Secretary, Farhan Khan, has announced the portfolio assignments for the respective board members. The assignments were decided at the first board meeting following the June 27, 2020 AGM. The full listing of the portfolio assignments is as follows (note the portfolio titles reflect the strategic objectives outlined in Cricket Canada's Strategic Plan):

 "Go Cricket" - Amjad Bajwa (supported by Rashpal Bajwa & Harjinder Dhillon) will lead the portfolio to develop National Cricket at multiple levels including grassroots, school, women's and community cricket. 

"Go Canada" - Mohammed Shaikh will lead the Media Relations portfolio that will focus on increasing Cricket Canada’s Public Relations and Social Media presence, while improving its communications, both internal and external and enhancing its brand presence. 

"Governance" - David Liverman will lead the portfolio that will focus on aligning governance and policies with the organization's vision and objectives as well as the ICC's mandate 

"High Performance" - Rasphal Bajwa will lead this portfolio to develop high performance teams that align with the key objectives and ensure strong foundations for higher performance 

"Winning Teams" - Ranjit Chaudhri will lead this portfolio with a keen focus on the performance and fitness of all teams to meet the organizational objectives 

"Robust Resources" - Charles Pais and Ingelton Liburd will lead this portfolio that will look after administrative tasks including ICC relations and team rankings. 

The inclusion of women’s cricket in Amjad Bajwa’s Go Cricket portfolio is an important development. It reflects  the  commitments  made by President Rashpal Bajwa and the new board members of the Board to those within the Canadian women's cricket community for increased attention to the  development of  women’s cricket. Towards this end the Board has also invited applications from suitable candidates for a newly created position of Women’s Cricket Coordinator

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2020-07-31

this month's edition of "Wickets" is now available.

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2020-07-23

This is a volunteer position with no remuneration. Approved expenses for travel to board meetings and other events may be covered. The appointment is until the next Cricket Canada Annual General Meeting. 

The general objectives of this position are:-

  • Growing all aspects of female cricket in Canada through promotion, engagement of provincial associations and clubs, and developing female specific programming.
  • Increasing the number of female players, coaches and officials

Responsibilities

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Monitor Cricket Canada activities to ensure they comply with the organization’s gender equity policy
  • Convene and chair the Women's cricket committee
  • Serve on the appropriate committees to represent women's cricket (development, HP, coaching, officials, national teams etc.)
  • Act as an advisor to the selection committee on selecting women’s national and development teams
  • Coordinate women’s national level (inter-provincial) tournaments
  • Liaise with women’s cricket coordinators for each province, and coordinate development programmes
  • Develop and monitor a budget for women’s cricket
  • Recommend and coordinate recruitment of national team coaches for the women's’ programme
  • Supervise the development of female specific coaching and development programmes (i.e ICC Mothers/ daughters programme)
  • Provide input into strategic planning, particularly on female cricket
  • Coordinate development of a national women’s cricket strategy
  • identify and report to the board the progress and challenges of women's cricket.

Qualifications and Experience 

These qualifications are to be considered those ideal for the position. Candidates who do not satisfy all of them can still be considered.

  • At least three years experience as coach, player or administrator in women’s cricket in Canada
  • Good understanding of the issues and challenges impacting women’s cricket in Canada
  • Experience and understanding of the general sports environment in Canada.
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Ability to both lead and work within a team.
  • Strong record of effective work as a volunteer, preferably with experience at board level with a provincial member.
  • Based in Canada

Application

Candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position to info@cricketcanada.org before August 7th 2020.

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2020-07-10

Newfoundland and Labrador based David Liverman has been appointed as Cricket Canada’s Vice President. The Board of Directors Vice President vacancy that Liverman’s appointment has now filled was created by the former incumbent, British Columbia’s Rashpal Bajwa’s, successful bid for election as President during the Association’s recent June 27 Annual General Meeting. 

David Liverman’s Vice Presidential appointment is the latest instalment to his longstanding involvement with Canadian and international cricket since he established residence in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1988. Liverman had earlier immigrated to Canada from England in 1978. 

As a 2010 founding board member of Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador, David Liverman has served as its President for two terms. He has also held positions as Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial coach and team manager.

Having served as the Maintenance Manager for Cricket Canada's website from 1997-2004 and again from 2017 until currently, David Liverman was first elected to Cricket Canada’s Board of Directors in 2017-2018. He also served as a 2019-20 member of Cricket Canada’s Governance Committee. 

As Vice President David Liverman now joins President Rashpal Bajwa, Secretary Farhan Khan, Treasurer Charles Pais, Directors Amjad Bajwa, Mohammed Sheikh, Ranjit Chaudhri and Harjinder Dhillon as members of Cricket Canada’s Board of Directors for the current  year. President Bajwa, Secretary Khan and Directors Shaikh and Bajwa were elected for two-year terms at Cricket Canada’s recent, June 27, 2020 AGM. Treasurer Pais and Directors-At-Large Chaudhri and Dhillon were elected for their respective two-year terms at last year’s May 2019 AGM. 

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2020-06-30

June 2020 

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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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2020-06-09

May 2020 

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2020-04-30

When Nikhil Dutta captured the prized wicket of host country Namibia’s Gerhard Erasmus for Canada during their 2018 ICC Division 2 Championship clash he set off on a celebratory run that attracted world wide attention because of its similarity to the customary wicket taking celebrations of South Africa’s Imran Tahir. For his part, Dutta has since self-consciously described that celebratory run as his most embarrassing moment in an otherwise outstanding Canadian cricket career for which he has deservedly become known as Canada’s mystery spinner!

Nikhil Dutta’s interest in cricket was first developed between the ages of 7-8. His earliest memories of being actively involved in cricket are of playing with his father in their family home’s hallway and living room. No doubt to the consternation of the family matriarch, his mother. From there the natural next step was Nikhil’s enrolment in his first-ever Academy as a means towards helping his game grow further. Nikhil credits his father as being the biggest influence on his development, throughout those early years, “he got me into the game and the techniques and knowledge that he passed onto me really helped my game to grow. He also took me to practice every day after school. We would either be doing throw downs or spot bowling just to continue to develop my game! I am still currently utilizing some of the drills he initially thought me at the Soff Academy.”

Wisely, towards the further development of his career, Nikhil also looked to already famous and well established international cricketers as sources of worthy admiration and emulation. Not surprisingly the Indian Premier League famous Trinidadian and West Indian mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine, readily emerged as a primary target for Nikhil’s admiration. “Just because his bowling is so very different to that of others and I find his demeanour to be absolutely amazing. He doesn’t get fazed by any situation he finds himself in, which for T20 cricket is a very tough art to master.”

Nikhil also readily admits, however, to his admiration for Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who he credits as having changed the way spinners should be bowling in contemporary cricket. With regards to batting, Nikhil has also enjoyed the exploits of Jaques Kallis , Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle as being foremost among those who have successfully imposed their own respective identities and personas on the cricket field through their unique styles of batsmanship.

As is indicated on the rather impressive  timeline to the development of his cricket career, Nikhil Dutta first played his schoolboy/junior cricket at the Ontario Cricket Academy, which was the first club he joined and represented. From those early beginnings, his career has since evolved in a manner which has allowed him to become more mature, with an ever-increasing fundamental understanding as to the exact nature of his own game.

Towards that end the continuous evening practices he did with his father, along with his growing appreciation of the need to be different from other cricketers really helped. Nikhil now believes that as a cricketer you should always try different things as no one actually knows what really works for them except through the process of repeated trial and error. Once discovered, however, their special talent(s) can really provide an extra edge to their own personal game.

It was only after he’d been called to the national try-outs at King City that Nikhil first began to seriously harbour thoughts of actually playing for Canada someday; although he would suggest that it should naturally be every Canadian cricketer’s fundamental ambition. “It’s a totally different feeling though when you actually step on the field for the first time knowing you are representing your country!”

For Nikhil Dutta, that “totally different feeling” was actually first experienced on March 11, 2013 in Dubai, when he made his List A debut for Canada in a losing ICC World Cricket League Championship match against Kenya. Dutta did not get a chance to bat when Canada took first strike and only bowled 6 wicketless overs for 30 runs during his team’s turn at fielding.

Since that somewhat inauspicious beginning, Nikhil Dutta has gone on to record many outstanding achievements as “Canada’s Mystery Spinner” Of these arguably his best performance to date in Canadian colours was his 3-11 (3.4 overs) that piloted Canada to a resounding 8 wicket victory over Oman during the ICC 2018 Division 2 Championships that were being played in Namibia.

He now also rates having played at the U19 World Cup and defeating Ireland as a Test playing nation during the most recent T20 Qualifiers as his most memorable cricketing moments thus far. He firmly believes though that his own  proudest moment for Canada is still yet to come. He also remains hopeful that someday very soon Team Canada will actually demonstrate to the entire cricket world what it is really made of.

In that regard, Nikhil views the far too many disappointments that Team Canada has endured within the past two years as having been more of an, albeit painful, learning curve. Of those, the one which really hurt the most was Canada’s match against Nepal in the ICC 2018 Division 2 Championship, which had they won would have resulted in the re-establishment of official ODI status. He however insists that as a team Canada still learned very valuable lessons from that situation and eventual outcome. He also remains convinced that Canada’s dream of regaining ICC ODI status is not that far away from being achieved.

Blessed as he is with a readily obvious abundance of talent, Nikhil Dutta has never really had cause to ever doubt his own abilities or question his immediate personal future as a Canadian cricketer. He does, however, acknowledge that as a cricketer doubts will inevitably exist and do occasionally creep into your head at times.

“Whether it is before a game or at the start of a crucial bowling spell, there is always some level of doubt in your head. Such doubts can be quickly erased by the knowledge you have put in the hard yards which on previous occasions have actually seen you through and that you have prepared yourself to the best of your abilities for the situations that are being presented to you. The more we practice as individuals the easier a time we will have at overcoming such doubts since we would have already had the same experience at practice and can readily identify and utilize the options that can best overcome the particular challenge that is being presented.”

To date, the biggest challenge that Nikhil has had to face in his developing career as a Canadian national cricketer and one which has unfortunately been ongoing, has been the relative lack of match playing opportunities. With the Canadian cricket season effectively lasting only 4-5 months plus whatever international tours may become available, actual playing opportunities for Canada’s elite cricketers are by comparison to those of their counterparts in other countries, relatively few. Nikhil’s method of resolving the disparity has been to engage himself as much as possible in smart practices, which involve putting himself in situations that he knows he will likely encounter during actual matches.

Now like all others facing the threat of an even further abbreviated 2020 Season, as a direct result of the ongoing COVID19 crisis, Nikhil Dutta has resorted to the basics. "During this tough time, it’s important to try and be active if that means going for a run since the weather is better or doing home workouts and even climbing stairs. Any activity which makes your body move and sweat a bit will help during this situation!”

Now still only 25 years of age and with hopefully many more productive and injury-free cricket years ahead of him before he even begins to contemplate retirement, Nikhil Dutta hopes to be able to continue playing for Canada for as long as he possibly can. However long that turns out to be, he hopes that it will also be definitely punctuated by an appearance as a Team Canada player at an ICC World Cup! “Other than that my primary objective would be to become the best cricketer I believe I can be. That would be my ultimate goal.”

As Canada’s mystery spinner we have absolutely no reason to doubt that Nihkil Dutta will indeed achieve both his Team Canada ICC World Cup appearance goal as well as his objective of becoming his very best as a Canadian cricketer.



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2020-04-30

Amit Tamrakar recently celebrated his forty-fifth birthday and is the proud holder of two prestigious academic degrees; Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Technology followed by his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

As a qualified IT Professional, Amit now enjoys the flexibility that his current role as an IT Consultant provides being able to travel whenever and wherever needed. He is also highly proficient in all aspects of both the English and Hindi languages. Amit’s professional activities have kept him busy over the years. Not busy enough though for him to have also had an outstanding involvement in the further development of Canadian cricket, as a volunteer.

Amit Tamrakar always goes above and beyond in his volunteering activities which is evident from as far back as 2009. Between 2009 and 2013 he fulfilled various duties as a Member of the Brighton Rotary Club in Ontario, the last two years of which he functioned as the Organization’s International Director.

Two years later in 2015, Amit Tamrakar served in PMI New Brunswick’s Professional Development Days Committee, and later served in their board from 2016 to 2017 as Director of Professional Development.

His involvement in Cricket started in 2013 playing at an abandoned baseball field in Saint John, NB. He would often drive with his friends to Fredericton, NB to play with other clubs. In 2015 Amit decided to start Saint John Cricket Club as a new addition to Cricket New Brunswick and became the first President. During that period, he also served as the Team Manager for the New Brunswick Provincial Team that participated in the Maritime and Eastern Canada Cup Tournaments.

Amit’s achievements in his role with Saint John Cricket Club (SJCC) can only best be described as outstanding! He was directly responsible for SJCC’s registration as a Not-for-Profit organization and for its acquisition of additional government funding. In the first year itself SJCC had raised $14,500 through sponsorships, partnerships, fundraising, donations, memberships and special projects. Under his tenure, SJCC’s members also volunteered in Programs for school kids at three separate locations.

Amit Tamrakar was also directly in charge of SJCC’s social media presence, securing significant promotional exposure for the Club on its Website, Facebook, LinkedIn page, as well as on local radio and television programs. Amit also Lead SJCC’s home ground acquisition initiative and worked to secure pitches for the Club in two different locations.

After joining Cricket New Brunswick board as a Treasurer in 2017, he was also appointed to be New Brunswick’s Provincial Director for Cricket Canada. Amit revived Cricket New Brunswick as a Not-for-Profit organization, thereby allowing it to apply for additional government funding. He also secured funding from Cricket Canada for the development of a new cricket ground in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Provincial Director role, in combination with his outstanding IT qualifications and experience, subsequently resulted in Amit’s 2018-2019 appointment as Cricket Canada’s Information Systems Manager. In the fulfillment of that role, Amit was directly responsible for all of Cricket Canada’s social media presence as well as launching of the new Cricket Canada website http://CricketCanada.org. Currently under development is the much-heralded, eagerly anticipated, Cricket Canada Players Portal.

Amit Tamrakar continued his highly commendable volunteer activities by reviving the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John (ICSSJ) as President. ICSSJ aims at promoting and retaining the values and cultural traditions of the Indian community in Saint John. ICSSJ organizes events and festivals which showcase traditional performances, authentic food and other items from diverse cultures of India.

Kennebecasis Valley Cricket Club (KVCC) was formulated in New Brunswick in 2018. Amit is also primarily responsible for its registration as a Not-for-Profit organization. He also secured additional government funding and has to date generated KVCC income of $10,080 through sponsorships, donations, memberships and special projects funding. His achievements for the KV Cricket Club have been just as outstanding as those which he had registered during his association with Saint John Cricket Club.

Under Amit’s Presidential guidance KVCC also successfully launched its Mother and Daughter Cricket initiative with assistance from Cricket Canada (https://kvcricket.com/mandd). Other programs that are run by KVCC include school kids, tennis cricket as well as annual Camps.

Amit Tamrakar’s outstanding Presidential leadership has since resulted in KVCC having received extensive social media coverage via its Website, Facebook, LinkedIn page and on several New Brunswick Radio Programmes. Amit is also currently at the helm of the KVCC’s initiative to secure a home ground location. Possibilities are being explored at three different locations.

Amit Tamrakar’s preceding profile should serve as a reflection of an individual who has continued to provide outstanding services of the highest order through both his professional and volunteer activities.

Geared as they have been largely towards the further development of New Brunswick and Canadian cricket. Amit’s volunteer activities are worthy of both the highest praise from members of the Canadian cricket community and of their emulation as an outstanding example to follow!


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2020-04-30

A few months ago, on January 22, 2020, to be precise, the Canadian and South African U19 teams lined up opposite each other for the playing of their respective national anthems at the start of their ICC 2020 U19 World Cup encounter. When the Canadian anthem was played, the player singing the loudest and with the most pride in the entire stadium would  arguably have been Canada’s Benjamin Calitz.

As a seventeen-year-old wicket-keeper and left-handed top-order batsman, Calitz was proudly making just his fourth appearance in Canadian team colours. This time in front of an audience which included his South African parents It was he says, the proudest moment he has to date experienced in his emerging career as a Canadian cricketer! An emerging career which for all its readily obvious and abundant potential now definitely qualifies as “One To Watch!”

To celebrate the momentous occasion of his South African second home appearance being witnessed by his parents, Calitz took two catches behind the stumps off Akhil Kumar’s bowling as Canada fielded first. He then demonstrated his batting skills with an ultra-classy innings of 62 not out, made off of just 77 balls and punctuated by eight boundaries. Calitz’ knock was the backbone of Canada’s 199 all out, which was, unfortunately, woefully short of South Africa’s posted match-winning total of 349/8.

Benjamin Calitz scored 114 runs from 5 innings batted at the South Africa hosted ICC 2020 U19 World Cup. He finished with a respectable Tournament average of 28.50, the third-best among the Canadians. As a wicket-keeper, his two dismissals placed him 14th in the Tournament’s overall statistical rankings.

Born July 6, 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the now 17-year-old Benjamin Calitz is already harboring hopes of one day captaining the Canadian national senior team. Having already benefited from some very impressive playing and coaching exposures to South African cricket, he certainly seems to be in possession of the talents and knowledge that might allow him to do so.

Prior to his Canadian team member participation at the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup, Calitz had also played cricket in South Africa at both the school and Senior levels. He represented both the Windhoek High School First XI and the WHSOBCC Senior Men First XI in 2017. Subsequently, for the next three years from 2018-2020, he also played for both the Paarl Gymnasium High School and Wellington CC Senior Men First XI’s. Back in Canada, Calitz also made appearances for the British Columbia U-17 (2018), the Ontario Cricket Academy First XI (2019), the Boland Provincial Cricket U-17 (2019) and Canada’s U19 Development Squad (2018).

Benjamin’s Calitz’ leadership qualities and potential have also been demonstrated during his stint as Paarl Gymnasium’s Skipper and as the Captain for the Boland Provincial U17 Team. He has also attended sessions conducted by such internationally famous Coaches as Gary Kirsten, Monty Desai, Eric Simon and Fanie de Villiers. Calitz confesses to have loved cricket for as long as he remembers. A passion which was of course influenced by his having grown up in South Africa where cricket is immensely popular as one of the country’s two most recognized national sports. Rugby being the other.

Calitz has also been blessed by having grown up in a sports oriented household. Both of his parents love sport. His Mom actually served as a Youth Sports Coach when he was just 3-5 years old. That Calitz believes set the foundation for the passion he has always had for cricket. Needless to say, he also credits his mother as having been the greatest influence towards the continuing development of his cricket career.

Not unlike other aspiring young cricketers, Benjamin Calitz has also been inspired and influenced by international cricketers whom he admires. Foremost among these are Australia’s Marnus Labushagne England’s Ben Stokes and India’s Virat Kohli. All three of whom he regards as being very focused and ever determined to dominate match situations.

In addition to someday captaining Team Canada’s Benjamin Calitz’s other cricketing ambitions include playing in the GT20 and other global T20 Tournaments such as Australia’s Big Bash and the Indian Premier League. As he goes about fulfilling his lofty and highly commendable ambitions Benjamin Calitz’s emerging Canadian cricket career will indeed definitely be One To Watch!


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2020-03-24

Ron Oumadat Dipchand’s journey to his present position as Cricket Canada’s National Chairman of Selections is as impressive as it is lengthy! The former Executive Director and Head Coach of the Manitoba Cricket Association first came to cricket prominence during his teenaged days as a student at the Cornelia Ida School, West Coast Demerara, Guyana.

As a fifteen year old Dipchand was appointed as captain of the West Demerara U16 team for the National School Cricket Championship Semi Finals versus East Bank Demerara at Lenora Cricket Park. He scored 66 runs.

Dipchand’s cricket career ultimately took flight when in 1974 he started attending Georgetown’s Central High School. Playing for Central High School in the Senior National 2nd Division Northcote Competition, he scored 715 runs, including 3 centuries and 4 fifties, enroute to winning the Competition’s batting trophy.

Dipchand’s outstanding achievements deservedly captured the attention of Guyana’s national Youth Selectors, resulting in his inclusion to the Squad for the home-hosted 1974 West Indies Benson & Hedges Under 19 Championship in Guyana. He had scores of 18 against the Combined Islands, as well as 29 and 19 against Trinidad.

Dipchand subsequently went on to play Guyana First Division Cricket for the Gandhi Youth Organization, scoring 3 centuries and 8 fifties in a career that lasted approximately three years. During that period he also represented Demerara in the National 60 over Inter county Championships against Berbice and in 1977 was also called to Trials for selection to the Guyana National Shell Shield Team.

Having immigrated to Manitoba where he obtained a certificate in Sports Management Skills from the Provincial Institute, Dipchand also very quickly became involved in Manitoba Cricket. As a Player and Captain he led his teams to numerous Provincial Championships and himself captured several awards for outstanding performances. He was a 9 Time winner of the League’s batting Trophy. He also won the Bowling Trophy three times and was thrice awarded as the Provincial League’s Most Valuable Player.

Not surprisingly Dipchand was also eventually selected to the Canadian National Senior Team. During an eleven year (1980-1990) career as a Canadian National Player, Ron Dipchand scored two centuries and eleven fifties.

In 1986 midway during his career as a Canadian National Senior team player, Ron Dipchand started taking Coach Courses. That year he completed a 6 week apprentice coach training under Khan Mohammed, Pakistan National Coach that was conducted in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Over the next eight years, from 1986 – 2014, Dipchand enrolled in a variety of Coaching Courses which eventually led to his certification as an ICC Level I Conductor.

Upon the completion of his playing days, Ron Dipchand fulfilled countless coaching duties, at the Provincial, National and International levels. He repeatedly served as the Canadian National U19 Head Coach for Team Canada’s participation at various international Tournaments and ICC World Cups.

Ron Dipchand’s first appointment as a Canadian national Selector was in 1991 when he was appointed to the Cricket Canada’s Junior Selection Panel. Having served on the Panel in the three subsequent years, he was appointed as its Chairman in 2004. He held that position until 2013 at which time he was invited to become a member of the National Senior Team Selection Panel, the Chairmanship of which he now holds.

In addition to his lengthy list of academic and coaching certificates Ron Dipchand is also the holder of three prestigious Awards. In 1984 he was named as a Recipient of the Manitoba Cricket Association “Contribution to Cricket Award”; In the following year, 1985, he became a Recipient of CKY Sports Star Award and in 1994 he was honoured to receive the “Jack Kyle Cricket Canada Development Award”.

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2020-03-24

In Canada’s January 15 first Official Warm-Up Match, prior to its participation in the International Cricket Conference’s (ICC) South Africa hosted 2020 U19 World Cup, which was against the West Indies U19s, Rishiv Joshi captured four wickets for just 23 runs from 8 overs! Those returns seemed to confirm the pre-Tournament hopes and expectations, held by many within Canadian cricket circles, that Joshi would be one of the emerging stars of the Tournament.

Regrettably, Joshi’s subsequent actual returns at the World Cup Tournament were wholly disappointing and unfulfilling of the lofty expectations that had been held of him. Joshi captured just 3 wickets for 210 runs during the 5 2020 U19 World Cup matches that he played for Canada.

As disappointing as they obviously were, Rishiv Joshi’s 2020 U19 World Cup performances should however now only be viewed as a required international standards barometer reality check, on a cricket career that has otherwise always been deemed to be evolving towards becoming something rather special. With a sense of maturity that’s well beyond his very young age, Joshi has since come to regard his 2020 U19 World Cup experience not as a disappointment, but rather as a necessary learning curve!

“I have gained a lot of experience from it and I’m going to take this experience into what I do now in my cricket career!”

Born in Toronto on November 4, 2000, the now 19-year old Joshi has been actively following his evolving cricket passion since the tender age of 10. Joshi credits former Canadian national player Wilbert Plummer, as having been the biggest influence on his early development as a cricketer.

Now playing his regular Club Cricket with the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, Joshi has tried to pattern his developing career by seeking to emulate the exploits of the likes of India’s Virat Kohli as a batsman and Australia’s Mitchell Starc as a bowler. Such lofty ambitions speak to Joshi’s mindset of being fully committed to adhering to the fundamental requirements of the highest standards of performance.

In pursuit of his cricket related goals, Joshi has already recorded many outstanding achievements of which he can be justifiably proud. He represented Canada at two U19 World Cups and once captured 8 wickets in an U23 Noida Tournament.

As chastening as it may have been, Joshi has nevertheless described his 2020 U19 World Cup participation as having been a good experience! “ There was a lot to learn from what we did and what didn’t do. This experience has made me grow as a cricketer!”

Joshi’s expressed hope is that he will now be able to take what he has learned from the 2020 U19 World Cup with him and that it will serve to positively guide the further development of his cricket career. His most important 2020 U19 Word Cup takeaways were a) The realization that whether you are batting or bowling you have to be disciplined and patient and b) the appreciation that fitness is what it all comes down to as an athlete, which means that if you are not fit you can’t play!

Rishiv Joshi’s immediate goal, as a still very young and aspiring Canadian cricketer, is to keep improving day by day. Towards that end, his intention is to become and remain as fit as possible while practicing his craft and trying to further improve his obviously already, relatively, immense skills every day. As he goes about doing so his progress will definitely be “One To Watch!

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2020-03-24

At last year’s Cricket West Indies 2019 Regional Super50 Championships, the Zone A Canada inclusive matches of which were played in St Kitts, Shahid Ahmadzai captured 10 wickets in the seven matches he played. It was a highly commendable performance by the now 31-year-old Ahmadzai (born 15 November 1988), who was finally making his international debut in List A matches for Canada.

During the 2019 Regional Super50 Tournament, Ahmadzai also scored 190 runs from 8 innings to end the Tournament with a commendable 27.14 average. He shared a significant stand of 103 for the third wicket with Nitish Kumar during Canada’s match- winning first-round encounter against the defending Champions the Combined Colleges & Campuses. Ahmadzai’s contribution to the Canadian innings was a career-high 73 from 87 balls that included five fours and four fours. 

Just recently announced by the Canadian based premier cricket gear company Arsak Sports as its sponsor player, Shahid Ahmadzai’s journey to the prominence he enjoyed as one of Canada’s outstanding 2019 Super50 performers, has been frustratingly long and arduous. He will readily admit to having been a huge fan of cricket for as long as he can remember. He remembers watching cricket on television as a kid and recalls having had a dream to become a professional cricket player one day. 

In pursuit of that dream, Ahmadzai started playing street cricket with other kids in Peshawar, Pakistan when he was just 12 years old. Two years later at the age of 14, he started to play cricket in Afghanistan. Shahid would come home from school, have lunch then go to cricket practice for 3-4 hours, 6 days a week. 

As a student at Afghanistan’s Sayed Noor Mohammad Shah Mina High School, Shahid’s potential as a very promising, prodigiously talented all-rounder soon attracted the attention of the country’s cricket authorities. He was scouted while playing school’s cricket and subsequently selected to play for Afghanistan at the U15 and U17 levels prior to his eventual inclusion in the Afghanistan U19 and national team. 

Tragedy, however, struck Shahid and his family when his father and older brother were killed in 2002, by relatives associated with the Taliban. He began playing cricket for Afghanistan in 2005 and traveled with the youth squad around the world. In 2009, while playing at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup qualifying rounds in Toronto, he and five of his teammates sought asylum. 

Ahmadzai first sought asylum in Canada in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that his claim was heard — and rejected. In the intervening years, the then 29-year-old Shahid was living in Toronto on an open work permit because Canada has suspended deportations of people to war-torn Afghanistan for safety reasons.

With only a Grade 10 education from Afghanistan, Ahmadzai finished high school in Toronto while working in factories, retail jobs, and plumbing. He subsequently also became a Uber driver. Throughout his personal trials and tribulations, he never forgot about his cricket dreams and didn’t ever give up on one day fulfilling his dreams!

Not long after his September 2009 arrival in Canada, Shahid started playing recreationally. He first started to play cricket with the Ontario Cricket Academy(OCA). He played with OCA for about four to five years before leaving to play with the Canadian Cricket Club (CCC). 

In 2017, Shahid was selected to represent the Canadian national team in its AUTY Cup fixture against the USA. “That was a great opportunity which I feel really catapulted my career.! 

For almost ten years Shahid was engaged in a rigorous routine “I’d get home between 4:30 - 5 a.m. after driving Uber for hours during the night. I’d catch a few hours of sleep, before rushing to my cricket practice at 10:30 in the morning and staying there until 8 p.m. After which I’d get back home to shower and then start taking (Uber) orders to start the cycle all over again,” said Ahmadzai, who has been financially supporting his widowed mother and brother in Kabul.

Shahid subsequently applied twice for permanent residence in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and was rejected both times. His application was finally accepted in 2019; following his third submission. 

As if in celebration of his Canadian permanent resident status finally being approved Shahid was in June 2019, selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In September 2019, he was named in Canada’s squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament. The following month, he was named in Canada’s squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies. He made his List A debut on 8 November 2019, for Canada in the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament.

Now having made his mark by establishing himself as an obviously talented all-rounder, capable of outstanding achievements with both bat and ball, Shahid admits to enjoying both roles equally! His personal objectives as a Canadian cricketer from heron in are simple and straightforward. “I want to do good. I would love the opportunity to get back ODI status for Canada. We have a lot of great talent in Canada, I’m hopeful that it is achievable!” 

With his many all-round talents at this disposal and his recently provided access to Arsak’s Sports outstanding cricket gear, there’s now every reason to believe in Shahid Ahmadzai’s capabilities for achieving not only his own personal objectives but also those of Canada’s national team as well!

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2020-03-17

The impact of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation is continuing to have a resounding effect on sport and life in general. Cricket Canada is therefore closely monitoring information related to the spread of the Coronavirus. The health and safety of our cricketers and their families is of utmost importance to Cricket Canada. 

As such Cricket Canada has suspended all practice and upcoming events until further notice. It is our recommendation that all Provinces, Leagues and Clubs suspend all cricket related activities and social events. 

Earlier this month the ICC cancelled the scheduled March 14th – 28th 2020 ‘ICC CWC Challenge League A’ tournament due to the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. Canada along with Singapore, Oman, Denmark, Vanuatu and Host Malaysia were scheduled to take part in that tournament.

Cricket Canada will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impact and will provide updates accordingly.


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2020-03-16

Extracted from "Wickets" magazine

If ever there was a male version of the Cinderella fairy-tale story, Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar would certainly qualify as a most appropriate subject for such an honour. His rise from the relative obscurity of Canadian cricket to international prominence as Man of the Match for the Vancouver Knights Championship Final victory in the Toronto hosted Inaugural Season of the Mercury Canada Global T20 Championship Final, can only best be described as meteoric!

Saad Bin Zafar (born 10 November 1986) is a Pakistan-born Canadian cricketer who plays for the Canada national cricket team. As a left handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Zafar is sufficiently competent in both as to be regarded as a genuine all rounder.

Zafar's Cinderella story had a very early start. At the tender age of 10 he started playing tape ball on the streets of his hometown. Later at the age of 14 his school's sports teacher spotted Zafar and introduced him to leather ball cricket by selecting him for the school's juniors cricket team.

In 2004, having immigrated from Pakistan to Canada, Saad started playing club cricket for Overseas Cricket Club in the Premier Division of the Toronto & District Cricket League. His consistently outstanding League performances eventually caught the attention of the Canadian national Team Selectors. Zafar made his international debut on 4 July 2008 playing against Bermuda. He looked impressive on his debut as he took 4 wickets, including the wicket of Bermuda's captain Irving Romaine who was close to scoring a century.

Since then Zafar’s Canadian cricketing career has been punctuated by several outstanding international and domestic performances, By far the most impressive of these occurred when he scored 262 not out in a 50 over game in Scarborough Cricket League’s Premier Division in August 2015.

In January 2017, having been selected as one of Canada’s representatives for the ICC Americas in the 2016–17 Caribbean Regional Super50 Championships, Zafar emerged as the team’s leading wicket taker. The following year, in January 2018, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two Qualification Tournament.

On 3 June 2018, Zafar was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights during the Players' Draft for the Inaugural Season of the Global T20 Canada tournament. Zafar was the second Canadian player to be selected in the Draft after Nikhil Dutta in round 9.

Zafar’s performances in his Global T20 Canada outings were highly commendable, In his third outing, in the Vancouver Knights match against the Montreal Tigers his bowling figures were 3/21 off his allocated 4 overs. In his fifth match, played against the Toronto Nationals, he was again impressive with the ball, taking 2/22 in 3.5 overs, He also scored an unbeaten 12 in a 47-run match winning partnership with Chadwick Walton.

In the final match of the 2018 Global T20 Canada Tournament against the West Indies B cricket team he had figures of 2 for 26 runs including a wicket
maiden over. Vancouver Knights didn’t have an ideal start to the chase as Chadwick Walton, Chris Gayle and Ben Dunk fell cheaply to leave them at 22 for 3. But Zafar and Rassie van der Dussen compiled a crucial unbeaten 126-run partnership to get Knights back on track in the chase. Zafar played the role of an aggressor, dealing in regular boundaries to post a 32-ball fifty. He collected eight fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 48- ball innings which yielded 79 runs.

Zafar’s brilliant all round performance, with both ball and bat in the Championship Final was pivotal to the Vancouver Knights eventual emergence
as Title winners. Hoisted on the shoulders of his jubilant more globally prominent international teammates he was adjudged Man Of The Match for his brilliant all-round performance.

A fitting conclusion to the most recent chapter or Saad Bin Zafar’s continuing Cinderella story. With further domestic and international match appearances becoming readily available, opportunities will certainly exist for Saad Bin Zafar’s recently acclaimed stardom to rise even higher!

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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: 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).

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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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2020-02-18

Cricket Canada has announced the names of a strong fourteen member Men’s Senior Team Squad to participate in the 2020 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup Challenge League A. The Tournament, which will be a part of the qualification process for the 2023 ICC Word Cup, will be held in Malaysia from March 14 – 27, 2020. Canada will play fifty 0vers matches against ICC Division A country teams representing Denmark, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu and hosts Malaysia during the Tournament.

Canada’s 14 member ICC 2020 Challenge Cup Squad will be captained by its experienced opening batsman Navneet Dhaliwal (pictured). In 30 List A (fifty-overs) matches played to date in Canadian colours, Dhaliwal has scored 1027 runs at an impressive 39.50 average, with two centuries and five half centuries. Nitish Kumar, Abrash Khan, Ravinderpal Singh, Harsh Thaker, Varun Sehdev and Srimantha Wijeyeratne, will provide batting support to Dhaliwal. 

Canada’s bowling attack will be centred around the front line spin of experienced campaigners Saad Bin Zafar, Nikhil Dutta, Salman Nazar and Shahid Ahmedzai. They will be ably supported by the part-time spin offerings of Nitish Kumar and Dhaliwal himself. Romesh Eranga and Faizal Jamkhandi are the only two seamers included in the squad, the wicket-keeping duties for which will be shared by Srimantha Wijeyeratne and Armaan Kapoor.

Experienced South African Amarinder Bhinder will be the Head Coach for the Canadian Squad, which will be managed by Carlos Ragoonath. Surendra Seeraj (Assistant Coach), Daulat Khan (Asst Coach/Analyst) and Tejash Patel (Physio) will be the other members of the Canadian Squad’s management team.

The full squad (in alphabetical order) with their respective roles is as follows:

Navneet Dhaliwal (RHB) (Capt), Shahid Ahmedzai (SLA), Nikhil Dutta (ROS), Romesh Eranga (LMF), Faizal Jamkhandi (RMF), Armaan Kapoor (WK/BAT), Abraash Khan (RHB), Nitish Kumar (RHB), Salman Nazar (SLA), Varun Sehdev (RHB), Ravinderpal Singh (RHB), Harsh Thaker (RHB), Srimantha Wijeyeratne(WK/BAT) and Saad Zafar (LHB).

Amarinder Bhinder (Head Coach), Carlos Ragoonath (Manager), Surendra Seeraj (Asst Coach), Daulat Khan (Asst Coach/Analyst), Tejash Patel (Physio)









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2020-02-15

Cricket Canada is seeking applications for positions of Managers and Assistant Managers for National Cricket Teams. Interested and qualified candidates can apply by forwarding current resume with a letter of intent to General Manager, Cricket Canada at email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org  on or before March 15, 2020.

Position Summary:

Individual possesses knowledge and experience in sports team management has desire to work as liaison between coaching staff, players and Cricket Canada management in order to facilitate team’s travel logistics, maintains safe and professional conduct of all aspects of tour, aids & coordinates media days and above all acts as an event planner, public relations personnel for Cricket Canada while discharging his/her duties as manager. 

Duration of Position:

24 months (Extendable)

Remunerations: Per event/tour 

Minimum Requirements:

Communication skills

  • Proficiency in communication in official Canadian language; verbal and written
  • Presentation skills
  • Proficiency in electronic communication tools

Experience:

  • Management experience (Sport Management preferred)
  • Familiarity with sports culture and sporting events
  • First Aid Certification (preferred not mandatory)

Travel Requirements:

  • Eligible to travel anywhere in the world where Cricket Canada Teams tour
  • Flexible to travel with Cricket Canada Teams when tours are organized by Cricket Canada or ICC held cricket events

Note: Detailed responsibilities and expectations are to be circulated to successful candidates who are shortlisted for interview

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2020-02-10

Canada’s Akhil Kumar has been named as the 12th Man on the ICC’s 2020 U19 World Cup Team of the Tournament. The South Africa hosted three week long competition reached its climax on Sunday February 9, with Bangladesh U19 emerging victors over the previously heavy favored India. Bangladesh U19 won the rain affected final, chasing down India’s 177 to win by three wickets by the DLS method.

The official team of the tournament features representatives from six sides. It is skippered by Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali and includes India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal who was also adjudged to be the Player of the Tournament. An adjudication panel of five, which was comprised of commentators Ian Bishop, Rohan Gavaskar and Natalie Germanos, ESPN Cricinfo Correspondent Sreshth Shah and ICC Representative Mary Godbeer, selected both the Team and Player of the Tournament.

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Team Of The Tournament (in batting order):

Yashasvi Jaiswal - India
Ibrahim Zadran – Afghanistan
Ravindu Rasantha – Sri Lanka
Mahmudul Hasan Joy – Bangladesh
Shahadat Hossain – Bangladesh
Nyeem Young – West Indies
Akbar Ali – Bangladesh (WK, Captain)
Shafiqullah Ghafari – Afghanistan
Ravi Bishnoi – India
Kartik Tyagi – India
Jayden Seales – West Indies      
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th man: Akil Kumar – Canada

Kumar was the shining light in Canada’s campaign which resulted in a 13th place finish from among the 16 competing countries. Kumar captured 16 wickets at an average of 15.37 from the five matches he played during the Tournament at the end of which he was ranked as the third highest wicket-taker, just below Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah Ghafari who took the same number of wickets (16) at a much lower average (7.0).

India’s Ravi Bishnoi topped the standings as the Tournament’s Highest wicket-taker, capturing 17 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 10.64. Kumar’s figures of 6-46 in Canada’s Plate Championship victory over Japan were also the second best by a bowler in the entire Tournament, marginally behind Shafiquallah Ghafari’s return of 6-16 for Afghanistan in their match against Tournament hosts and eventual quarter finalists South Africa.

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2020-02-04

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2020-02-08

 A superb unbeaten 86 run seventh wicket partnership between unlikely batting heroes Harmjeet Singh Bedi 31 (59) not out and Udaybir Walia who remained undefeated on 51 (56), piloted Canada to a morale boosting 4 wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in their February 1 ICC U19 World Cup Plate Championship match. The win, only their second of the tournament, secured a thirteenth place finish in the sixteen team Tournament for the Canadians.

Having won the toss and sent the UAE in to bat, Canada’s bowlers led by Walia, ably assisted by the indomitable Akhil Kumar, bowled with superb control to restrict the UAE’s innings to 174 all out after 44.1 overs. Alishan Sharafu's 65 not out was the only score of note as the UAE batsmen fell to the bowling wiles of Walia 3-16 (3.1 overs) and Kumar (pictured) whose 3-37 (10) lifted his tournament wickets tally to a highly impressive 16.

Chasing 175 for victory in 50 available overs, at a very comfortable required run rate of 3.5 runs per over, Canada’s batsmen initially made hard work of the chase as wickets fell at fairly regular intervals. Akhil Kumar scored 37 and Nicholas Manohar followed up his century in Canada’s previous match against Japan with an aggressive 25 ball 20. At the start of the 25th over Canada was however perilously placed on 93-6, still needing another 81 runs for victory. Rishbabh Mukerjee’s offspin had proven to be particularly problematic for Canada’s batsmen accounting for four of the six wickets to fall. Mukerjee finished with the impressive figures of 4-62 (10) before Bedi and Walia came to Canada’s rescue with their heroic seventh run partnership to secure the morale boosting win for their team.

Summarized Scores:

UAE 174/10 (44.1 overs) A Sharafu 65 (73), KP Melyappan 25 (35), A Tandon 24 (48); U Walia 3-16 (3.1 overs), A Kumar 3-37 (10), G Gosal 2-36 (10).

Canada 179/6 (42.2 overs) U Walia 51 (56), H Bedi 31 (59) A Kumar 37 (60), R Mukherjee 4-62 (10)

Canada won by 4 wickets.

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2020-01-30

Cricket Canada has been officially advised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) of its decision to suspend Canada’s U19 cricketer Raqib Shamsudeen from bowling in international cricket after his bowling action was confirmed to be illegal. 

Shamsudeen’s action was reported to the ICC’s U19 Cricket World Cup Event Panel by match officials during Canada’s January 22 match against South Africa at the 2020 U10 World Cup. Video footage of Shamsudeen bowling in the match was shared with the Event Panel for review. The U19 World Cup Event Panel, the composition of which includes the ICC Human Movement Specialists, subsequently confirmed Shamsudeen’s use of an illegal action.

The 18 year old Raqib, will remain under suspension until such time his action is found to be legal through an independent assessment of his bowling action. He will undergo remedial work supervised by Cricket Canada who have sought the assistance of an independent specialist to help with his rehabilitation. Upon modifying his bowing action, Cricket Canada will apply for reassessment in accordance with ICC regulations.

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2020-01-30

 Canada registered its  first victory at the South Africa hosted ICC 2020 U19 World Cup with a massive 182 run Plate Championship Semi-Final win over Japan. The Canadians were led to victory by a belligerent 102 ball century (101) from their opening batsman Nicholas Manohar, which catapulted their score to 300/7 at the end of their 50 overs. Manohar’s outstanding batting was well supported by career best bowling figures from Akhil Kumar who carved through Japan’s batting order. Kumar returned figures of 6-46 from 10 overs as Japan in reply were skittled out for 118, falling 183 runs short of their victory target.

Batting first after Japan had won the toss and elected to field, Canada’s opening pair of Nicholas Manohar and Mihir Patel posted 31 for the first wicket. The loss of Patel, caught and bowled by Kento Ota-Dobell for 11 off the very last ball of the seventh over, was followed by a 71 run second wicket partnership between Manohar and Akhil Kumar batting at number 3 in the order. Kumar’s contribution to the partnership was a patient 13 made off  32 balls, as he played a supporting role to the far more dominant Manohar. In an innings which included 16 boundaries, Manohar became only the second Canadian batsman to ever score an ICC U19 World Cup century. Akash Gill’s 120 against Papua New Guinea in 2018 had previously stood as the only century  made by a Canadian batsman at an ICC U19 World Cup. Manohar also featured in a 71 run partnership for the third wicket with Eshan Sensarma (34) before he was eventually dismissed, caught at the wicket off Tushar Chaturvedi’s bowling in the 33rd over, for his well played 101. Canada’s match winning 300 run total was also punctuated by two further fifty run partnerships. Benjamin Calitz (29) and Canada’s skipper Ashtan Deosammy (40) added 52 for the fourth wicket. Deosammy also featured in a 58 run partnership with Udayir Walia (40) before becoming the sixth Canadian wicket to fall. Bowling for Japan Kento Ota-Dobell, with figures of 2-47 off 10 overs, was the least expensive among the wicket-takers. Leon Mehlig 2-64 (10 ) and Tushar Chaturvedi 2-47 (7.83) were the only other wicket-takers.

Chasing a formidable 301 runs for victory off 50 available overs, Japan got off to a slow but steady start, their opening batsmen, Neel Date (59) and Shu Nogucia (13) posting 42 for the first wicket after 9.1 overs. Date and Debashi Sahoo also added 29 for the second wicket before Japan’s innings fell apart in the face of Akhil Kumar’s bowing wizardry. No other Japanese batsman reached double figures as the last eight wickets fell for only 45 runs. When Kumar had finished weaving his magic, Harmanjeet Bedi chipped in with 2-0 from just four balls to end Japan’s innings and complete Canada’s massive victory. 

Kumar’s 6 wicket match tally also pushed him to the top of the table as the Tournament’s leading wicket-taker. He has so far captured 13 wickets for 209 runs from 37 overs.

Canada will now face UAE in their final match, with the winners placing 13th. 

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2020-01-28

Cricket Canada mourns the loss of former Executive member John Lovelace. John has served Cricket Canada in various capacities, the last of which was Chairman of the Bylaws Review Committee in 2009 - 2010.  

He was also involved with Manitoba Cricket Association as a cricketer, Provincial captain, President of the MCA for over 25 years and an overall champion for the growth and development of Cricket in the Province and Canada.

John will be truly missed by all cricketers and administrators throughout out Canada. 

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2020-01-28

Canada’s winless run at the South Africa hosted ICC 2020 U19 World Cup has continued with its January 28, 95 run loss to Zimbabwe in the Plate Championships quarter-final. Chasing a victory target of 272 from 50 available overs the Canadians never recovered from the disastrous start of losing its first wicket with the score on one and the second at 2-2. They were eventually dismissed  for 176 in 47.3 overs, 96 runs short of their target.

Having won the toss and deciding to bat, Zimbabwe lost its first wicket in just the third over with only 10 runs on the board. Thanks to an aggressive 95 ball 105 from Emmanuel Bawa that was well supported by fifties from Gareth Chirawu (54) and Taurayi Tugwete (50), Zimbawe  recovered  to post a challenging 271/7 at the conclusion of its 50 overs.

Bowling for Canada, Akhil Kumar was yet again the most successful wicket taker, capturing 3-63 off his 10 allocated overs.  Raqib Shamsudeen 1-36 (10), Harmanjeet Bedi 1-41 (10), Muhammad Kamal 1-57 (10) and Rishiv Joshi 1-71 (10) all chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 272 to win, from 50 available overs at a relatively comfortable required run rate of 5.44, the Canadians got off to the worst possible start losing its first two wickets to be left reeling at 2-2 at the end of the third over. Eshan Sensarma (13) and Akhil Kumar added 44 for the third wickets to restore some stability to the Canadian innings. 

The loss of Kumar’s wicket, caught behind off the bowling of Chirawu for 24, however triggered a steady procession of Canada’s batsmen from the pavilion and back as the remaining wickets tumbled at regular intervals. Rishiv Joshi (26) and Hermanjeet Bedi (24) featured in a 36 run last wicket partnership to add some respectability to the Canadian innings, by reducing the eventual deficit to 95 runs. Joshi was eventually bowled by Tugwete to be the last man out, allowing Zimbabwe’s players to celebrate a comprehensive victory and their progression to the Tournament Plate Championship’s next round.

The Canadian’s next match will be a January 30 Plate Playoff encounter against Japan U19.

Summarized Scores:

Zimbabwe U19 272/7 (50 0vers) E Bawa 106 (95), G Chirawu 54 (45), T Tugwete 50 (75); A Kumar 3-63 (10)

Canada U10 176/10 (47.3 overs) R Joshi 26 (21), H Bedi 26 (62) A Kumar 24 (42); N Nungu 2-35 (7), G Chirawu 2-40 (10)

Zimbabwe U19 won by 95 runs.

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2020-01-24

Canada’s January 24 scheduled match against Afghanistan, its final Preliminary Round fixture at the South Africa hosted ICC 2020 World Cup was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. The non- result cemented Canada’s cellar position at the bottom of the Group D Preliminary Round standings. with 1 point from two matches actually played.

Team Canada’s involvement in the Tournament will now continue with its participation in the Plate Championship which will be contested among the third and fourth placed teams from each of the four Preliminary Groups. Canada will face the winner of the January 25 Group C match between Scotland and Zimbabwe on Tuesday January 28.

Mihir Patel with 106 runs from 2 innings batted at a 58.00 average was Canada's highest run scorer at the conclusion of its Preliminary Round matches. In the bowling department, Akhil Kumar with 4-100 from 12 overs with an economy rate of 5.88 runs per over, was  Canada's most successful bowler in the Preliminary Round.



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2020-01-22

Media release

The Canadian Team’s hopes of progressing to the Playoff stage of the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup were irretrievably squashed by its massive 150 loss to hosts South Africa in the two teams’ January 22 Preliminary Round encounter. The loss was the Canadians second successive substantive defeat, having also succumbed to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 8 wickets in their January 18 first match of the Tournament. Winless and pointless after two matches, the Canadians were left placed at the very bottom of the four team Group D standings with only one remaining first round match to play on January 24 against top of the table Afghanistan, who head the Group on four points following wins against both South Africa and the UAE.

Having won the toss and sent their opponents into bat, Canada’s bowling again proved itself to be toothless in the face of some powerful hitting by South Africa’s batsmen. Having lost an early wicket in just the seventh over and with the score on 21, South Africa recovered fully to post a mammoth 349/8 by the completion of its 50 overs. An imposing total that was always going to be too steep a challenge for the Canadians to conquer.

There were 40 fours and 6 massive sixes in South Africa’s total, which was built on the back of an enterprising 91 ball, lead from the front, century (121) by Bryce Parsons their captain. Parsons struck 15 fours and 3 sixes in his innings while featuring in two successive 50 run partnerships. The first with Jonathan Bird (54) added 54 for the second wicket. That was immediately followed by an even bigger 97 run stand with Luke Beaufort (60) for the third wicket. For the Canadians, Akhil Kumar captured 4/56 from his 10 0vers. Rishiv Joshi 2-59 (10) and Ayush Verma 2/69 (9) were the only other wicket-takers, as all of the other bowlers proved to be wholly ineffective against the rampant South African batsmen. 

Chasing a formidable 359 run victory target, at an imposing required run rate of seven runs per over, the Canadians despite an enterprising start, which produced 39 runs off of just five overs before the first wicket fell, were never ever really in the hunt. Wickets fell far too regularly and a 49 run stand between eventual top scorer Benjamim Calitz (62) and Udaybir Walia (26) was the only partnership of note. The Canadians were eventually trundled out for 199 in 41.1 overs. 150 runs short of the required victory target and having failed to bat out their full 50 overs.

Bowling for South Africa Tiaan van Vuuren (2/24), Merrick Brett (2/32), Achille Cloete (2/36) and Jack Lees (2/39) all had two wicket hauls.

Summarized Scores:

South Africa 349/8; B Parsons 121 (91), T Karelse 60 (51), J Bird 54 (49); A Kumar 4-56 (10), A Verma 2-69 (9)

Canada U19 199/10 ((41.1 Overs) B Calitz 62, U Walia 26. M Patel 26; T van Vuuren 2-24 (7), A Cloete 2-36 (5.1), M Brett 2-32 (7), J Lees 2-39 (10)

South Africa U19 won by 150 runs 

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2020-01-22

Canada U19s lost their second match of the U19 World Cup by 150 runs to  South Africa in Potchefstroom today. 

South Africa batted first and put up a big total of 349/8 from their 50 overs, led by 121 from Bryce Parsons. Akhil Kumar (pictured) took 4/56 and Joshi and Verma each took two wickets. Canada got off to a quick start in reply, the 50 coming up in the 7th over for the loss of Sandhu. The run rate slowed with the loss of Patel (26, with five fours), and Kumar (17), with Canada at 71/3 in the 13th over. Benjamin Calitz made an accomplished  half century putting on 51 with Walia (27), but when Wallia was dismissed, the next five wickets fell for the addition of only  44 runs - 166/9. Gosol and Calitz put up a spirited fight with a last wicket partnership of 35 but Canada were bowled out for 199 in the 42nd over. Calitz was left unbeaten on 63. 

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2020-01-18

The Canadian Under 19 team  opened the Under 19 World Cup with a loss to UAE on Saturday. 

Canada batted first and made an excellent start. Radhir Sandhu (35) and Mihir Patel (pictured) put on 82 for the first wicket. Patel competed his half century from 54 balls and partnered by Akhil Kumar (30) took the total to 120/1 at the halfway point. The partnership was broken when Kumar was dismissed with the score on 133, and this was followed by two more wickets, with Calitz making 2 and Walia 1 as Canada fell to 137/4. Captain Asthan Deosammy (23) steadied the ship helping Patel in another 50 partnership before Patel was run out for 90 from 105 balls. Muhammed Kamal made 31 as Canada totalled 231/8 from their 50 overs. 

This proved inadequate as UAE cruised to an 8 wicket victory in 38.4 overs, led by a century from Jonathan Figy. 

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2020-01-15

Canada U19s played their final match before they start the U19 World Cup proper, losing to Australia. Batting first, Canada were bowled out for 114 in 41.4 overs. Eshan Sensarma (pictured) top-scored with a patient 27 from 71 balls. Australia raced to a 9 wicket win in 7.4 overs, thanks to a stunning 94* (from 27 balls with 11 sixes) from Oliver Davies.

Canada open the tournament against UAE on 18 January. 

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2020-01-13

Canada U19s played West Indies in a warm-up match today at Soweto, South Africa. Canada won the toss and  batted. They put up an excellent total of 271/9 from 50 overs. Akhil Kumar (pictured above batting against USA last summer) top-scored with 59, opener Randhir Sandhu made 32, striking seven fours in his 35 ball innings, Benjamin Calitz made 38, and Ayush Verma contributed 42*.

Rishiiv Joshi took a wicket in the first over, and West Indies at one point had five wickets down for just 89. However Morris (102*) and Young (70) put on 123 for the 6th wicket, and West Indies won with 3 overs to spare. Joshi took 4/23, and Canada used nine bowlers in total in order to assist in preparation for the upcoming tournament, 

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Thanks to Eddie Norfolk for the photo

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2020-01-10

The Under 19s lost their second match against Tuks on January 8th but got an excellent extended work-out, as Tuks batted 50 overs making 273/7. Canada in reply made 208, bowled out in the 48th over. The match scheduled for January 9 was washed out. 


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2020-01-07


U19s win first match. We have a very impressive performance by the team today. We played Assup Tuks Cricket Club. They were missing a few players and we loaned them 2 players from our team.....

Rishiv Joshi was the Man of the match, cleaned up Tuks Top order in a hurry. 4 overs, 4 wickets for 9 Runs, Top 4 batsman
Eshan played a very composed inning to score 38 not out...2 fours and 1 six

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2020-01-05

The U19 team had their first practice session at Tuks stadium in South Africa today. After a long flight the team  didn’t have much time to rest, playing their first match at Tuks stadium at University of Pretoria against Tuks cricket team tomorrow. Team Canada is prepared well for their first challenge, looking forward to coming up with their best. The game will start at 9.30am tomorrow. 

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2020-01-05

(ICC media release) Right from the word go the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup has acted as a petri dish for the progress of cricket’s emerging nations, with an ICC Associates XI entered in the inaugural event in 1988.

From those early steps to memorable performances from Nepal, Namibia and Afghanistan in recent years, the age-group showpiece has acted as a vehicle for Associates to turn dreams into reality.

And for Canada’s Nitish Kumar, it helped him make history.

The all-rounder from Scarborough, Ontario has been representing his country for nearly a decade, starting in earnest at the 2010 U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

Kumar was thrown in at the deep end of the international game, becoming the second-youngest player in ODI history when lining up against Afghanistan in February 2010.

The U19 World Cup helped him consolidate those experiences and then equipped him for the biggest stage as he became the youngest-ever player to feature at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, figuring in Canada’s defeat to Zimbabwe in February 2011 aged 16 years and 283 days.

“It was so special to be able to represent your country at such a prestigious event as the U19 World Cup,” said Kumar, now 25.

“It was a competitive environment and we played against some of the best players in our age-group.

“To succeed at the tournament, you need clear plans and to trust your skills. You’ve made it to that stage for a reason and you must believe you’re good enough to win every game.

“It gives you an opportunity to measure your skills against the best in the world at your age. From there you are able to identify areas for improvement.”

The U19 Cricket World Cup has always been a truly global gathering and Netherlands’ Tim De Leede and Canada’s Nicholas Ifill progressed from the 1988 Associates XI to gain Men’s Cricket World Cup experiences.

In recent years Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Steven Taylor, Kyle Coetzer and Mark Chapman have been some of the more recognisable names to star for Associate nations at the U19 World Cup.


Chirag Suri appeared for UAE in the 2014 tournament on home soil, where the host nation gained vital experience in a group with England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Hitting a half-century as his side came close to beating the Kiwis, Suri says the event suffused his side with belief they could challenge top-ranking nations.

“This tournament definitely makes you believe in yourself as a cricketer and competing against the best only makes you a more competent and consistent player,” said Suri.

“It’s a great place to be and to see where you stand as a player on the international stage amongst the best of your age.

“It’s an incredible experience which players will share with their kids one day, you have to make every moment enjoyable and not leave anything in the changing room.

“Personally, scoring a 50 against a Test nation like New Zealand and going incredibly close against them, and facing Sri Lanka and England, really made me believe in my ability and the potential of the team.”

Associate nations will once again be out in force at the 2020 renewal of the event, set for South Africa from 17 January – 9 February.

Nigeria and Japan secured qualification for the first time through victory at Africa and EAP Division One events, while Canada, UAE and Scotland will once again take part.

Suri underlines that players who strut their stuff at the U19 World Cup have a unique opportunity – to launch their career in front of a global audience.

“The U19 World Cup can be very pivotal for the next stage of your career if you’re a young player,” said Suri.

“We have seen players doing well in these tournaments and with the confidence they get from it, going on to become the best of the world.

“Virat Kohli is a prime example. I've been following him since his U19 World Cup appearance and look at his journey until today.

“There isn’t a better platform to showcase your skills than this one.”

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2020-01-04

The Under 19 squad departed from Toronto today for South Africa. The Cricket Canada president Mr Ranjit Saini was present to wish them all the best for the the U19 World Cup

Friends and family were also present to see them off.

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2020-01-03

The Canadian Under 19 team leaves for South Africa today, They will open the tournament against UAE on January 18, and will also face South Africa and Afghanistan in the opening round of matches. 

They were presented with their caps at a ceremony on the eve of their departure. 

Video thanks to Sportstrends

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2019-12-26

Cricket Canada has announced the names of 15 players to represent Canada at the forthcoming International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 2020 U19 World Cup, which will be held in South Africa from January 17- February 9, 2020. 

Canada’s 15 member playing squad is as follows: Ashtan Deosammy (Captain, pictured), Akhil Kumar, Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Ayush Verma, Benjamin Calitz, Eshan Sensarma, Gurjot Gosal, Mihir Patel, Muhammad Kamal, Nicholas Manohar, Randhir Sandhu, Raqib Shamsudeen, Rishiv Joshi, Udaybir Walia and Harmandeep Singh Bedi.

 The Canadian ICC 2020 U19 World Cup Squad will be managed by Anil Khanna. Former Canadian National Senior Team Captain Farouk Kirmani will be the squad’s head coach. He will be joined by assistant coach Kulbir Jaswal, analyst Shah Zafar and physio Tejash Patel. 

Canada will be one of sixteen competing teams at the South Africa hosted 2020 ICC U19 World Cup. Team Canada will play its Preliminary Round Matches in the Tournament’s Group D, alongside hosts South Africa, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates. Canada’s participation in the South Africa hosted 2020 U19 World Cup was secured by means of its emergence as winners of the Americas Region Qualification Tournament, which was held in Toronto earlier this year, from July 8-15 (picture above is of winning team). Canada’s Under 19 cricketers defeated their USA arch-rivals by 5 wickets to win the final round robin match of the Tournament and emerge unbeaten. Both teams had cruised through the tournament, each recording one-sided wins over the other three competing countries: Argentina, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Ashtan Deosammy- captain



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2019-12-09

A selection camp was held for players hoping to make the Canadian Under 19 squad for the up coming World Cup scheduled to be held in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February 2020.  Extensive fitness testing and evaluation took place, prior to the final squad selection. 


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2019-11-25

Canada ended their Super 50 tournament with a win over Combined Campuses today. They made 252 after being put in to bat, thanks to 68* from Harsh Thaker. They then bowled out combined Campus for 201. 

Mehta and Pathan got the innings off to a good start, putting on 41, but then Mehta and Kumar were dismissed in the 10th over. Pathan batted well for his 46 until he was given out leg before with the score on 83 in the 17th over. Tathgur contributed 29, taking the total into three figures but when the 6th wicket fell with the score on 126, Canada looked to be struggling. However Harsh Thaker made an excellent 68*, putting on 92 vor the 8th wicket with Kaleem Sana. 

Sana had an excellent game, taking 4 wickets for 24 as the Combined Campuses were bowled out for 201. Thaker and Ahmadzai each had three wickets as Canada recorded a comfortable win. 

Cricket Canada president Ranjit Sani was present to congratulate the team. 

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2019-11-23

Canada lost to a strong Barbados team today in the Super 50 tournament. 

Canada batted first and lost their first wicket in the second over, Jeet Mehta leg before to Cummins. Pathan was caught in the next over, 13/2. Cummins struck twice more, dismissing Kumar and Thaker to reduce Canada to 24/4. Mann (44) helped stage a recovery, but had little support. When he was out Canada were 108/7. Shahid Ahmadzai made 39* but Canada were bowled out for 154 in 44 overs. 

Barbados lost three wickets gut knocked off the runs inside 23 overs. 

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2019-11-22

Canada played the Leeward Islands today looking for their second win in the tournament. Canada bowled well to restrict Leewards to 232/9 from their 50 overs but lost by 49 runs after being bowled out for 183

Leewards batted after winning the toss, and lost wickets at regular intervals. Pathan took three wickets as Leewards fell to 137/5 after 33 overs.  Ahmadzai broke a useful partnership with two wickets in the 42nd over - 187/5. Pathan took his fourth wicket but some late hitting took Leewards to 232/9. 

In reply Pathan showed his all-round abilities making 44 opening the batting, and Thaker made 40, but Canada otherwise struggled against a good bowling attack, bowled out for 183. 

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2019-11-18

Canada played Jamaica today for the second time in the West Indies Super 50 competition. Canada, batting first made 244/9, with Harsh Thaker top scoring with 60. Jamaica's experience showed as they won by 3 wickets with 13 balls remaining. 

Canada won the toss and chose to bat first again. Rayan Pathan (33) and Jeet Mehta (32) put together Canada's best opening partnership of the tournament- 69 in 13.1 overs. Following this promising start, Canada lost three relatively quick wickets, both openers falling and then Arslan Khan brilliantly caught at slip - 92/3, all three wickets falling to the spin of Bulli. Nitish Kumar and Harsh Thaker put on 56 before Bulli struck again, Kumar caught for 42. Thaker's 60 from 82 balls took Canada past 200 before he pushed McCarthy to short cover- 207/6 with 5 overs to go. After two more wickets fell, Movva (21) and Mann hit well in the closing overs, taking Canada to 244/9. 

Canada were gifted a wicket in the first over with a run out, and took a second when Ahmadzai caught and bowled Blackwood - 56/2 in the 14th over. Pathan had Fudadin caught behind with the score on 81, and then bowled McCarthy, 101/4 after 21 overs. Bonner and Powell put on 85, and despite losing two quick wickets towards the end they hung on for a three wicket win. Bonner with 73* top-scored. 

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2019-11-17

The Canadian squad lost  to Jamaica today in the Windies Super 50 competition. Canada posted 243/7, another good batting performance led by 65 from Nitish Kumar, and at one point had Jamaica in trouble at 97/4.  

Canada won the toss and chose to bat. Pathan made 13 before he was bowled by Thomas but Mehta and Kumar brought up the fifty in the 10th over. Their partnership reached sixty before Mehta was caught behind for 33. Kumar was joined by Thaker, and they brought up the hundred in the 23rd over, Kumar reaching his personal half century soon after. Thaker made 18 before he was caught at mid-off, 119/3. Kumar made 65 before he was caught and bowled. Kanwarpal Thagur made a useful 43, taking Canada past 200. Kaleelm Sala (23) and Movva (26) hit well in the final ovbers to allow Canada to make 243/7. 

Kanwar Mann was asked to open the bowling with his left arm spin, and this paid off with two wickets in his first over. Spin took the third wicket - Shahid Ahmadzai bowling McCarthy, and when Thaker had Fudadin caught behind, Canada seemed favourites with Jamaica 97/4 in the 25th over. Jamaican captain Rovmon Powell had other ideas, and took the attack to the Canadian bowlers, reaching his fifty from only 27 balls. This turned the match in Jamaica's favour and they ran out winners by four wickets, Powell reaching his century.

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2019-11-15

An outstanding performance by Canada’s development team resulted in a resounding victory over last year’s champions, Combined Colleges today. The Canadians, put in to bat, put in their best batting performance of the tournament to date, led by a century from Nitish Kumar and 73 from Shahid Ahmadzai, all out for 249 in the last over. A fine all round bowling performance, led by 3 wickets from  both Kanwar Mann and Kaleem Sana, bowled out Combined Colleges for 149 and a 100 run victory. 

Combined Colleges won the toss and put Canada in to bat. The Canadians again lost an early wicket, Shereyas Movva caught behind in the third over. This brought in Nitish Kumar who appeared in good form, hitting the boundary with three classy cover drives early on. Jeet Mehta battled through a tough start and started to play his shots, the fifty coming up in 12 overs. They put on 80 before Mehta was run out. Shahid Ahmadzai came in and he and Kumar put on 103 before Kumar was finally out but not before completed an excellent century (102 from 99 balls with 14 fours). Ahmadzai made 73 from 88 balls, before being bowled hitting out in the 47th over. There was a collpase towards the end of the innings, the last 5 wickets falling for 9 runs in 3 overs. 

Thaker made an early breakthrough, with Morrison caught with the score on 23. Canada then were gifted a wicket, with poor running leading to an easy run out, and Mann secured a leg before decision two balls later- 45/3 in the 9th over. Mann then took the prized wicket of CCC captain Braithwaite in his next over, bowled by a well flighted delivery. He took the 5th wicket as well in a great spell of bowling, having Mcatty caught behind. Yax Patel piled on the pressure with two more wickets, another catch by the keeper, and a caught and bowled to reduce CCC to 85/7. A stubborn partnership was broken by Kaleem Sana, a short ball leading to Movva’s third catch behind the stumps and he also took Canada to  victory taking the final two wickets, both clean bowled.

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2019-11-11

The Canadian development squad  played their second match in the West Indies regional 50 over competition today, taking on Barbados. A patient 76 from Arslan Khan allowed them to post a total of 161 against a strong Barbados bowling attack. Barbados had little trouble knocking off the runs, with a useful contribution from Canadian Nicholas Kirton. 

Canada won the toss and chose to bat. They were in early trouble, with both openers gone in the third over, one to a leg before decision and Pathan bowled trying for a big drive. Nitish Kumar was the next to go, edging a lifting delivery to the keeper- 15/3. Arslan Khan and Shahid Ahmadzai concentrated on survival, but Ahmadzai was caught behind for 6 (21) with the score 29/4 in the 15th over. Tathgur (5) helped Arslan Khan take the score to 50 before being caught in the deep.  The 100 came up in the 36th over with 6 wickets down, and Arslan Khan brought up a patient fifty from 105 balls in the next over. He went on to 76 (125 balls) before he was dismissed. Kaleem Sana and Harmandeep Singh put on useful runs in the final overs as Canada were all out for 161 in the penultimate over. 

Barbados got off to a quick start, bringing up the 50 in the 10th over without loss. The spinners slowed the scoring date, and then Shahid Ahmadzai broke the partnership, getting a favourable leg before decision. That brought in Canadian national team player Nicholas Kirton, representing Barbados in this tournament. He and Kjorn Ottley had little trouble steering Barbados to victory in 30 overs. Kirton finished with 54*, finishing the match with a six and a four. . 

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2019-11-11

The journey to create a bunch of world-beaters is long and arduous. It comes with sacrifices but is ultimately rewarding. Cricket Canada’s development squad is currently partaking in the Super50 Cup in the West Indies. Here is a peek into their mindset as they brace for steeper challenges.

By Karthik Swaminathan

 The opening match against Leeward Islands might not have been the best of starts the Canadian development team were looking for, but it is also imperative to see the fine print which is where actual progress reflects. “At this level, my role as a coach has more to do with man management and bringing the best out of the cricketers than just coaching the basics. It is about discipline and setting plans and contingencies…”, says coach and manager Amarinder Bhinder, who also happens to be the only coach in the Americas to have two Level 3s. 

Leeward Islands piled up 257 in the Super50 Cup face-off, but there were two aspects which pleased Bhinder. His young team (average age 23-24) had not only bowled them out within 50 overs, but also kept the extras to just 4. Something to feel encouraged against a far superior outfit. “I’d say 80% of our bowling plans were successful, but batting is a concern. The lads are learning the importance of patience and staying at the crease,” Bhinder adds. 

Going through the process is vital, especially when the sport of cricket is trying to again be noticed by Canadians at large. It has to be remembered that there was a time when cricket was declared as Canada's first official sport (1867). The first ever international match was played between the United States and Canada way back in 1844. So, while there is rich history, sporting priorities have changed over centuries and now the sport will have a much tougher climb – especially given the successes in other fields such as golf (Brooke Henderson), basketball (Toronto Raptors) and tennis (Bianca Andreescu), besides the other usual suspects such as ice hockey and baseball. 

Bhinder and the boys realise just that as they look to take Canada back to the world stage in cricket. And they are not averse to experimenting – be it with the playing XI or with strategies. Nitish Kumar, former captain of the national team and one of the finest Canadian cricketers in recent times, is part of the touring developmental squad as a mentor. 

The 25-year-old, who in 2011 was the youngest player to take part in a World Cup, has had quite a journey himself and stresses on organic development of a cricketer as opposed to drumming in everything from the get-go, especially in a challenging tournament like the Super50. “It’s not super formal with me; I just offer whatever I can… It’s about understanding what [the player’s] role is. Mistakes happen as batting is hard to master, even top players struggle, it is about finding your game and trying to stick to it to the best of one’s ability.”

 As if in sync with Bhinder’s batting notes, Kumar explains the challenges batsmen face at the level when the conversation turns to the mind game. He adds, “The mental aspect grows more when you play more cricket. Experience is a great thing and it comes from being part of different situations in a game and taking decisions.” As pragmatic as it can get, and Bhinder concurs, “They will learn when faced with different scenarios; by setting small targets, we take steps in the right direction.” The players certainly seem inspired. Vice-captain Shreyas Movva is one of them. “Seven or eight players have made their debut in the development team and it is great to have someone as experienced as Nitish around… The positive vibes and out-of-the-box thinking from Amarinder help a lot too.” Positivity breeds positivity, which is among the biggest takeaways Bhinder tries to address. “They are so happy, so hungry, and keen to practice and work…” 

With that attitude, and the backing of the board, the nation and the legion of fans, success won’t be a far-fetched destination. As Ranjit Saini, resident of Cricket Canada, reiterates, “It is just a matter of time.

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2019-11-09

The Canadian development squad taking part in the West Indies Super 50 tournament lost their opening match to the Leeward Islands by 70 runs. The Leewards batting first were bowled out for 257, Harsh Thaker leading the bowling with 3/24. In reply, Canada made  187, captain Tathgur top-scoring with 48. 

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2019-11-11

Cricket Canada is pleased announce the squad for the West Indies Super50 Cup. This development squad will be captained by Kanwarpal Tathgur (pictured) and coached by Amrinder Bhinder . The team is a  balance between young Canadian players and over 23 players that have not been in the national system. 

Nitish Kumar has kindly agreed to participate as a player mentor and will provide on and off ground mentoring support to young athletes. A number of athletes are unavailable for personal reasons. 

Canada is in Group A of the West Indies Super50 Cup and will play a double round robin series of matches in St Kitts against Barbados, Combined Campuses and Colleges, Leeward Islands and Jamaica. The tournament begins on November 6, 2019 the Leeward Islands play Combined Campuses and Colleges at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. Canada’s first game is against the Leeward Islands at Warner Park on November 8.

Canada’s Group A Matches

  • November 8 Canada v Leeward Islands, Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts 
  • November 11 Canada v Barbados, Conaree Sports Cmoplex
  • November 14 Canada v Combined Campuses and Colleges, Conaree Sports Complex 
  • November 16 Canada v Jamaica, Warner Park
  • November 18 Canada v Jamaica, Conaree Sports Complex
  • November 21 Canada v Leeward Islands, Warner Park
  • November 23 Canada v Barbados, Warner Park
  • November 25 Canada v Combined Campuses and Colleges, Conaree Sports Complex


S.N
Role
TYPE
Name 1
PROVINCE

COMMENT
1
BAT OPENER
RH
KANWARPAL TATHGUR
ON

CAPTAIN
2
BAT OPENER
LH
JEET MEHTA
ON


3
BAT OPENER
RH
HARROBINDEEP   SEKHON
AB


4
BAT MIDDLE ORDER
RH
HARSH THAKER
ON


5
BAT MIDDLE ORDER
LH
KANWAR MANN
AB


6
BAT MIDDLE ORDER
RH
SHREYAS MOVVA
QC

VICE   CAPTAIN
7
BAT ALL ROUNDER   SPIN
RH
ARSALAN KHAN
ON


8
BAT ALL ROUNDER   SPIN
RH
YAX PATEL
AB


9
BAT ALL ROUNDER   SPIN
RH
NITISH KUMAR
ON

PLAYER   MENTOR
10
BAT MIDDLE ORDER
RH
RAYYAN PATHAN
ON


11
SPINNER/ALL   ROUNDER
LH
SHAHID AHMEDZAI
ON


12
FAST BOWLER
RH
HARMANDEEP SINGH
BC


13
FAST BOWLER
RH
NAUMAN ZAFAR
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2019-10-31

Cricket Canada is in receipt of an invitation from the Federacion de Cricket de Costa Rica who are looking for Canadian teams to participate in a tournament in December .

With great pleasure and enthusiasm, the Costa Rica Cricket Federation would like to invite you to play a Mid-Season International Cricket tournament in Costa Rica. You will find more information below:

Tournament Dates: December 13 – 15, 2019

Tournament Format: T20i (Team/Player eligibility will count as ICC T20i, others will be counted as guest team)
Cost per person: $150. Package includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation (Thursday night to Saturday night)
  • Airport - Hotel - Airport transport (Only for group of minimum 6 persons)
  • Hotel - Ground - Hotel
  • Lunches at the ground (Vegetarians-please inform at the earliest.)
  • (Hotel/Room information to follow after receiving confirmation and numbers from teams)

    Confirmation Deadline:
    November 7, 2019 

  • Payment Deadline: On Arrival

    Contacts:

    Sam Arthur:  +506 8705 8097 Email: bksm777@hotmail.com

    Jonathan Flores: +506 6356 6627 admin.compras@costaricacricket.org

    Jonathan Perez: +506 8802 1822 admin.deportivo@costaricacricket.org
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2019-10-30

Cricket Canada is in receipt of an invitation from the Federacion de Cricket de Costa Rica who are looking for Canadian teams to participate in a tournament in December .

With great pleasure and enthusiasm, the Costa Rica Cricket Federation would like to invite you to play a Mid-Season International Cricket tournament in Costa Rica. You will find more information below:

Tournament Dates: December 13 – 15, 2019

Tournament Format: T20i (Team/Player eligibility will count as ICC T20i, others will be counted as guest team)
Cost per person: $150. Package includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation (Thursday night to Saturday night)
  • Airport - Hotel - Airport transport (Only for group of minimum 6 persons)
  • Hotel - Ground - Hotel
  • Lunches at the ground (Vegetarians-please inform at the earliest.)
  • (Hotel/Room information to follow after receiving confirmation and numbers from teams)

    Confirmation Deadline:
    Monday October 28, 2019 
  • (We will proceed with the registration process (in case if your team qualifies for T20i) with Zubin as soon as you send us the information) 
  • Attached you'll find the form to fill in the information of the players.

    Payment Deadline: On Arrival

    Contacts:

    Sam Arthur:  +506 8705 8097 Email: bksm777@hotmail.com

    Jonathan Flores: +506 6356 6627 admin.compras@costaricacricket.org

    Jonathan Perez: +506 8802 1822 admin.deportivo@costaricacricket.org
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2019-10-27

Canada, needing to beat the UAE in their final match of the round robin in the ICC WCT20 qualifier,  lost by 14 runs, and failed to make the play offs. Three consecutive losses saw them fall to 5th place in the group. 

Canada won the toss, chose to bowl, and got off to a great start, with Romesh Eranga bowling Rohan Mustafa in the first over, and Junaid Siddiqui, playing his first match of the tournament and opening the bowling, having Chirag Suri caught off his first ball. Saad Bin Zafar broke a promising partnership when Rameez Shahzad was given leg before- 48/3 in the 8th over. Tight bowling meant UAE did not hit a boundary in the middle 8 overs. Saad Bin Zafar took his second wicket in the 18th over, thanks to a fine stumping from Hamza Tariq, and his third next ball to a catch in the deep. He finished his spell with 3/21 from four overs. The UAE hit well to take 40 from the last two overs to set Canada a target of 155. Muhammad Usman made 89*. of their total of 154/5.

Wijeyeratne got Canada off to a bright start with 21 from 15 balls, but the scoring slowed in the middle overs. Navneet Dhaliwal made 41 from 36 balls but when he was out, Canada needed 73 from 7 overs. Ravinderpal Singh hit a couple of boundaries but with 28 needed from the last two overs he was caught in the deep. Kirton was unbeaten at the end, making  37 but took 39 balls in doing so. Canada finished on 140/5. 

Scorecard

ICC Video

Toss and interviews

Hamza Tariq stumping

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2019-10-25

Canada lost to  Oman today in a crucial match in the ICC WCT20 qualifier. Canada now drop down the table, having lost their last two matches, and face a must win match against UAE. They are tied on points with Ireland and UAE but are placed 4th on net run rate. 

Canada won the toss and chose to bat. Srimantha Wijeyeratne opened the batting with Dhaliwal and got off to a flying start, hitting four boundaries off the second over. and the fifty came up after 5.3 overs.  Dhaliwal had made 9 of the 58 run opening partnership when he was bowled, going for a big hit. Scoring rates dropped against some good spin bowling but Wijeyeratne completed his half century from 33 balls, hitting eight boundaries. He hit one more four but then fell to a brilliant catch at cover for 56. Kirton seemed unfortunate to be given leg before, attempting a reverse sweep as the third wicket fell on 92 in the 13th over. Kumar was well caught in the 15th over, and Canada lost 5 wickets from the last 10 balls of the innings, finishing on 144/9. 

Gordon took a wicket in the second over, but Oman cruised to an easy win by 8 wickets with 31 balls remaining. 

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2019-10-24

Canada lost to Hong Kong in their fourth match at the WC T20 qualifier today, falling well short of a 151 run target. Canada had won their first three matches but now fall to second place in their group on net run rate. They play Oman, now in 1st place, in their next match. 

Hong Kong batted first after winning the toss. They got off to a fast start but then three wickets in 7 balls slowed their progress - Jeremy Gordon made the initial breakthrough, then Saad Bin Zafar had Aizaz Khan caught, and captain Navneet Dhaliwal ran out Ahsan Abbasi. After 10 overs, Hong Kong were 58/3. Nitish Kumar broke the 4th wicket partnership, taking 1/18 in four overs as Canada's spinners bowled tightly in the middle overs. Man of the match Kinchit Shah (59*) hit well, and Canada needed 151 to win.

Canada lost both openers for 17 runs when they started their reply, and struggled  against tight bowling and fielding falling well behind the required run rate. Seven batsman got to double figures but the top score was 20 from Rizwan Cheema as Canada lost by 32 runs. 

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2019-10-23

Canada had a big win over Ireland in their third match of the ICC WC T20 qualifier today to remain unbeaten. This was their first victory over a full member nation since 2003. 

Canada won the toss and chose to bat. Rizwan Cheema, playing his first game of the tournament was bowled with the score on 13, but Navneet Dhaliwal and Nitish Kumar put together a good partnership. After 10 overs, Canada were 72/1. Dhaliwal reached his half century from just 37 balls. A reverse sweep from Kumar brought up the century partnership from 67 balls with 6 overs to go. Dhaliwal was finally caught in the deep for 69 from 51 balls. Kumar reached his third consecutive fifty from 34 balls, but was caught in the deep from the next ball. Hamza Tariq fell first ball,  but Ravinderpaul Singh and Dillon Heyliger took Canada to 156/5 from their 20 overs.

Ireland fought hard against good Canadian bowling, and fell just 10 runs short. Needing 27 from the last two overs, Gordon and Heyliger bowled well at the death for the win. Earlier Saad Bin Zafar and Eranga each took 2 wickets, and Nikhil Dutta bowled 3 overs for just 12 runs, taking a wicket. Nitisgh Kumar added a catch and an outstanding run-out to his half century and was named man of the match. 

Canada's next match is against Hong Kong tomorrow.

Scorecard 

ICC Video

Post match presentation

Ireland wickets

Dhaiwal batting highlights

Dhaliwal hits a 6

Cheema bowled

Post toss interviews


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2019-10-21

Canada beat Nigeria by 50 runs in their second match of the ICC WC T20 qualifier today in Abu Dhabi. Canada now top their group on net run rate and are the only unbeaten team. Nitish Kumar and Hamza Tariq srarrted with the bat, and Dillon Heyliger took three wickets. 

Canada  batted first, and found scoring difficult against a disciplined Nigerian attack and with a big playing surface making boundaries challenging. A number of bats got a start but only  Nitish Kumar (57*) built a decent innings. Canada were 112/6 in the 17th over, but then Hamza Tariq slammed 33 from 16 balls to take them to a decent total of 159/7. 

Dillon Heyliger and Jeremy Gordon unsettled the Nigerian openers with some genuine pace, with Heyliger taking two wickets to good catches in the deep. The Canadian spinners took control in the middle overs (Saad Bin Zafar with 2 wickets) and helped by a sharp run out, Nigeria lost wickets and fell well behind the run rate. They batted out their overs, making 109/8. 

Gordon bowled his 4 overs for just 12 runs, Saad bin Zafar took 2/25, and Heyliger, with another wicket in the last over, took 3/16. 

Scorecard

Canada have 4 points from two matches, tied with UAE, Ireland and Oman but top the table on net run rate. Canada face a real test on Wednesday, when they take on Ireland.

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2019-10-21

Canada got their tournament off to an excellent start with a 53 run win over Jersey. Rodrigo Thomas and Navneet Dhaliwal put on 50 for the first wicket but then Nitish Kumar took over with a powerful innings of 83 from just 36 balls. He hit six sixes and four fours. Canada made 176/5 from their 20 overs. The Canadian pacers had Jersey on the back foot from the start, Jeremy Gordon taking a wicket with his second ball, and Dillon Heyliger taking two wickets as Jersey fell to 37/3. The spinners took over, restricting the run rate in the middle overs, and then Jeremy Gordon finished off the innings, Jersey bowled out for 123 in 17 overs. Gordon took 3/14 and Heyliger 3/20. 

Canada's next match is against Nigeria on Monday. 

Scorecard

ICC highlights

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2019-10-15

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. 

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2019-10-14

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. 

Scorecard

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2019-10-10

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

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2019-10-08

ICC MEN’S T20 WC QUALIFIER, 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. 

Full fixtures

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2019-09-27

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.

Scorecard

Youtube streaming

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2019-09-25

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. 

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2019-09-22

A brilliant all round performance by Nitish Kumar took Canada to a third successive win at  the CWC Challenge Group A tournament in Malaysia, beating previously unbeaten Qatar by 115 runs. Kumar followed up an excellent 129 with 5 wickets.
Canada batted first, and put up another big total. Thomas (51) and Dhaliwal (38) got them off to a solid start then twin centuries from Nitish Kumar (129 from 84 balls) and Srimantha Wijeyeratne (112) took them to 379/4 from their 50 overs.

Qatar  put up a good fight with an opening stand of 149 and were in with a chance after 25 overs. Saad Bin Zafar broke the stand in the 26th over and Kumar took the next five wickets, ending with 5/72 as Qatar were bowled out for 264.

Canada's next match is against Singapore on Wednesday.


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2019-09-19

Canada beat Malaysia by 206 runs in their second match of the  CWC Challenge League Group A tournament in Kuala Lumpur. Batting first, they made a massive 408/7, led by 140 from captain Navneet Dhaliwal. He hit 13 sixes in the 94 ball innings, putting on 140 for the first wicket with Rodrigo Thomas (62), and 120 for the second with Nitish Kumar (60). Ravinderpaul Singh smashed 94 from just 46 balls. 

Malaysia were bowled out for 202 in 46.3 overs, Nitish Kumar  taking 3 wickets, Heyliger and Eranga two apiece, and Saad Bin Zafar one. 

Canada are now 2-0 with their next match on Saturday against Qatar. 

Video on Facebook

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2019-09-17

Canada beat Vanuatu by 5 wickets as they played their first match in the CWC Challenge League Group A at Kuala Lumpur. Vanuatu, batting first were bowled out for 160, Nikhil Dutta taking 3/29, and Saad Bin Zafar, Heyliger and Eranga each taking two wickets. After a poor start that saw Canada at 54/4, captain Navneet made 72 not out as Canada won with 5 wickets and 18 overs to spare. 

Matches are being streamed when possible on Cricket Canada's Youtube channel

Scorecard

Harsh Thaker - first full cap

Man of the match

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2019-09-15

Canada are in Malaysia, preparing for their first match of the World Challenge League on Tuesday. They will play Vanuatu, start time 10 am local. They play Malaysia on Thursday, 19 September, and Qatar on 22 September. 

The ICC have interviewed the captains ahead of the tournament

Full tournament schedulehttps://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup-challenge-league

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2019-09-14

 Canada played a practice match against Denmark today in Malaysia. It was a scheduled 40 overs friendly warm up where all players would participate but only bat 11 players. However steady rain delayed the start for about 2 1/2 hrs. Canada easily won the game, which was reduced to 25/ overs/ side. 

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2019-09-10

Canada squad for the ICC CWC Challenge League A, Malaysia to be played from 14 to 27 September 2019

Team: Canada


 Name Playing RoleProvince
1Navneet Dhaliwal - CaptainRHB/RMFOntario
2Abraash KhanRHB/RMFOntario
3Cecil PervezRMFOntario
4Dilon HeyligerRMF/RHBOntario
5Hamza TariqWK/BATAlberta
6Harsh ThakerRHBOntario
8Nikhil DuttaROS/RHBOntario
9Nitish KumarRHB/ROSOntario
10Ravinderpal SinghRHBBritish Columbia
12Rodrigo ThomasLHBOntario
13Romesh ErangaLMFAlberta
14Saad ZafarLOS/LHBOntario
7Shahid AhmadzaiLOS/LHBOntario
11Srimantha WijeyeratneWK/BATOntario


Management Staff

Mike Sharma – Manager

Ingleton Liburd – Interim Head Coach

Henry Osinde – Asst. Coach

Daulat Khan – Asst. Coach/Analyst

Mohin Vadiwala - Physio

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2019-08-27

Canada returned home yesterday from a very successful ICC T20 Americas Regional Final in Bermuda. They were unbeaten in the tournament, and easily secured qualification to the ICC T20 World Cup qualifier later this year. Dilon Heyliger was named best bowler and Ravinderpaul Singh best bat. Congratulations to all the players and support staff on a fine performance. 

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2019-08-25

Canada completed a very successful tournament by beating the USA in their final match, securing top spot and going unbeaten in  the ICC Americas T20 final.

USA won the toss and put Canada in. Canada made 173/8 from their 20 overs, led by 67 from just 33 balls and eight sixes from Ravinderpal Singh. Dhaliwal continued his good form with 36. 

Saad Bin Zafar led the Canadian bowlers with 3/34, and a good all-round effort kept the Americans struggling to keep up with the run rate. They finished on 158/8, and Canada won by 15 runs. 

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2019-08-24

Canada beat Bermuda at the ICC T20 Regional finals today, to go top of the standings.

Bermuda won the toss and chose to bat. Canada bowled them out for 112, thanks to a fine 4/19 from Dilon Heyliger, well supported by Eranga and Kumar each with two wickets. Canada lost Rodrigo Thomas on 7, but then a thunderous innings by Rizwan Cheema took Canada to an easy win. He made 71 from 34 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours. He was out with the score on 93, but then  Dhaliwal and Ravinderpal Singh finished off the win in just 13.1 overs. Canada finish the tournament against the USA tomorrow. 

Scorecard

Man of the match Rizwan Cheema

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2019-08-23

Although Canada still has two games to play at the Americas final, they will already be looking forward to the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup qualifier to be held in the UAE in October and November. This tournament will  determine which teams will qualify for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup tournament in Australia, and Canada and Bermuda have already secured their places there as Americas qualifiers. The six teams finishing highest in the qualifier series will join Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the first group stage of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

The other teams competing will be Scotland, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Oman, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Bermuda, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Jersey, Singapore, and hosts UAE. 

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2019-08-22

With a win over the Caymans today in the ICC Americas T20 finals, Canada are assured  of a top-two finish in the tournament, and a place in the ICC T20 World Cup qualifier. 

 Canada won the toss and chose to bowl. After just one over of pace, Canada turned to their spinners, and Saad Bin Zafar, Nikhil Dutta and Nitish Kumar all took wickets as Caymans reached 43/3 after 8.4 overs. Saad Bin Zafar took two more wickets to record figures of 4-0-8-3, and the Caymans managed just 91/7 in their twenty overs. 

In replay Canada survived a scare, losing both openers without a run on the board, but Dhaliwal (53*) and Kumar (37*) took them to victory without losing another wicket and with 8 overs in hand. Canada thus have 7 points and cannot finish lower than second in the tournament, 

Youtube stream

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2019-08-22

Canada beat the US today in Bermuda to put themselves in an excellent position in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Americas Region Final. Canada is on five points after an easy win in their first match, tied with Bermuda on the top of the table. 

The US won the toss and chose to bat. The opening pair got off to a fast start, reaching 39 in four overs. the partnership was broken when Saad Bin Zafar came on, having Patel well caught  by Rizwan Cheema at slip from his first ball. Nikhil Dutta had Marshall stumped with the score on 75 after 9 overs. Canada fought back strongly with their spinners, Nitish Kumar bowling Taylor, then Dutta inducing a catch in the deep to dismiss Malhotra- 95/4 with 6 overs to go.  Some tight bowling and good fielding kept the run rate in check and the US finished on 144/6 from their 20 overs.

Canada attained the target with just 4 wickets and 5 balls to spare. Captain Naveneet Dhaliwal led the way with 54 from 41 balls, and Dilon Heyliger finished the match off with 23 not out after Canada needed 19 from the last two overs.

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2019-08-19

Canada were well on their way to victory over Bermuda when rain stopped play with only 6 balls more needed to be bowled to make the match official. However the ponits are now split, and the match declared a no-result. 

Bermuda elected to bat after winning the toss, and made a solid start until Dilon Heyliger dismissed both openers. Nikhil Dutta had Douglas caught to make the score 43/3 in the 10th over, at which point play was halted due to heavy rain. After a lengthy delay, play resumed with the Bermuda innings reduced to 16 overs. Canada bowled well to restrict Bermuda as they hit out in the final six overs, Eranga bowling a double wicket maiden for the 15th over, and Heyliger taking two more wickets in the 16th. Bermuda finished on 82/9. Canada opened with Cheema and Thomas, and they blasted 40 runs from the first four overs, putting Canada well ahead of the D/L/S score before rain prevented the match concluding. 

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2019-08-19

Canada opened the ICC T20 Americas World Cup qualifier with a comfortable win over the Caymans. Earlier hosts Bermuda upset pre-tournament USA favourites, beating them by 6 runs. Canada  won the toss and  chose to bat. An excellent century from man of the match Ravinderpal Singh (101 in 48 balls), with good support from Nitish Kumar (41) took Canada to 196/6 from their 20 overs.  Ravinderpal Singh is Canada's first ever T20I century maker

Romesh Eranga had the Caymans on the back foot right away with  two wickets in his first over, and another in his second. Junaid Siddqui bowled the 5th over, and two run outs, and a leg before had the Cayman innings in tatters- 13/5. They did recover to make 112/7 from their 20 overs but an eighty four run win got Canada off to a great start.

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2019-08-16

The mens senior national team heads to Bermuda this week, aiming to secure a place in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier (Global) to be played in the United Arab Emirates in October 2019. The tournament involves the four countries that advanced from two 2018 Americas Qualifiers: Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and USA, and Canada will need to finish in the top two to advance. 

The tournament consists of  a double round robin with games scheduled from August 18 until August 25. 

Tournament Schedule

August 18: Bermuda v USA (AM); Canada v Cayman (15:00 local)

August 19: Bermuda v Canada (11:00 local); USA v Cayman (PM)

August 21: Bermuda v Cayman (AM); USA v Canada (15:00 local)

August 22: Cayman v Canada (11:00); USA v Bermuda (15:00 local)

August 24: Cayman v USA (AM); Canada v Bermuda (15:00 local)

August 25 Canada v USA (11:00); Cayman v Bermuda (PM)


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2019-08-14

Congratulations to the Winnipeg Hawks, who won the 2nd edition of the Global T20 in a thrilling super over match against the Vancouver Knights. Congratulations as well to the organizers on a great competition that gave huge exposure to the game of cricket, and provided outstanding opportunities to the Canadian players taking part.  

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2019-08-08

Canada National Squad selected for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier - Americas Final 2019, Bermuda. The top two teams from the four nation tournament will go to the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in October. Competing teams are Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and USA.

 Name Playing RoleProvince
1Navneet Dhaliwal - CaptainRHB/RMFOntario
2Abraash KhanRHB/RMFOntario
3Cecil PervezRMFOntario
4Dilon HeyligerRMF/RHBOntario
5Hamza TariqWK/BATAlberta
6Harsh ThakerRHBOntario
7Junaid SiddiquiRALS/RHBOntario
8Nikhil DuttaROS/RHBOntario
9Nitish KumarRHB/ROSOntario
10Ravinderpal SinghRHBBritish Columbia
11Rizwan CheemaRHBOntario
12Rodrigo ThomasLHBOntario
13Romesh ErangaLMFAlberta
14Saad ZafarLOS/LHBOntario


Management Staff

Mike Sharma – Manager

Ingleton Liburd – Interim Head Coach

Henry Osinde – Asst. Coach

Daulat Khan – Asst. Coach/Analyst

Mohin Vadiwala - Physio

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2019-07-31

Tonight's Global T20 match between Montreal and Edmonton is being streamed live by TSN

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2019-07-25

This year's Global T20 features higher Canadian participation and this was demonstrated in the opening match between last year's champions, the Vancouver Knights, and the Toronto Nationals. Much of the attention was on the superstars- Yurav Singh, Brendon McCallum, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard but Canadian players played a major part in the match.

Rodrigo Thomas was joint top-scorer for the Toronto squad with 41, and Rizwan Cheema had Yurav Singh stumped in his only over. Saad Bin Zafar took 2/7 in two overs, as the Nationals made 159/5.

Another high profile player fell to a Canadian bowler, as Mark Montford bowled Chris Gayle- Toronto's bowling attack featured three Canadians in the first four bowlers used - Montford, Jeremy Gordon and Salman Nazar. However the honours went to New Zealander Walton and south African van der  Dussen who put on 126 to earn the Knights an 8 wicket win.

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2019-07-23

The Global T20 kicks off this Thursday  (July 25, 2019) with the game between the Vancouver Knights, and Toronto Nationals in Brampton. The facility is in place, players are afrriving, and this year, expect to see more of our Canadian players on the field. To follow the tournament go to the Global T20 web page, or follow them on Facebook.

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2019-07-23

Quebec won the Eastern T20, after the final was rained out. They had won all their round-robin matches and thus had finished 4 points ahead of the other finalist, Nova Scotia. 

Quebec had earlier beaten PEI in a high scoring game. Quebec had made 245/3, with Pratik Joshi recording Quebec's third century of the tournament, 100 off 49 balls. PEI answered with 216/6, Satwinder Singh Baath making 104 from 48 balls. 

The last round-robin game decided the other finalist- Nova Scotia were on 4 points with a net run rate of 0.36, and if either Newfoundland and Labrador or New Brunswick had a sufficiently large win they could theoretically overtake them. Newfoundland and Labrador won the toss and made the highest score of the tournament, 283, to give themselves a chance. Nick Baxter made 74, but all the top order bats contributed. The effective target then was a 145 win to overtake Nova Scotia, and despite their best efforts, they were unable to restrict New Brunswick to less than 139, who made 154/7 in their 20 overs. Final standings had Quebec first, Nova Scotia 2nd, Newfoundland and Labrador 3rd, New Brunswick 4th, and PEI 5th. 

In the final, Quebec were 77/5 after 13 overs before the rain became too heavy to continue. 

All teams came out of the tournament with positives- Quebec with the championship, Nova Scotia fighting back from 0 and 2 to make the final, Newfoundland and Labrador  with an outstanding effort to try and reach the final, New Brunswick with their first victory over Nova Scotia in some time, and PEI with a fine win over New Brunswick, and a great effort in their game against the winners. 

Awards:

Best Batsman Satwinder Singh Baath (PEI)

Best bowler : Shahab Zamir (Quebec)

Best Fielder : Daksh Talwar (Nova Scotia)

Man of the Tournament: Suresh Ramkissoon (Quebec)

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2019-07-21

On the second day of the Eastern T20, the Quebec bowlers took them to 2 and 0 with a 96 run win over Newfoundland and Labrador. They had been bowled out for a below par 138, but Gayan Malinga took 4 for 9 and Shahab Zamir as Newfoundland were bowled out for just 42.

In the second game of the day, Nova Scotia bounced back from two first-day losses by beating PEI by 8 wickets. They restricted PEI to 122, and thanks to half centuries from Neel Patel and Amit Joshi, passed the target inside 10 overs.
In the afternoon, Quebec assured themselves of a place in the final by beating New Brunswick by 118 runs, Shreyas Movva making an unbeaten century, and Shahab Zamir taking 4/9.
Nova Scotia completed a great comeback after losing their first two matches to give themselves a chance of the final by beating Newfoundland and Labrador by 8 wickets.
Nova Scotia are on four points with a positive net run rate; on the final day, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador all have the chance to reach four points as well  but will need big wins to pass them on net run rate.  
Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini was present for the day, and handed out man of the match awards for the games completed to date.


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2019-07-20

The Eastern T20 got underway on Friday. In the opening match, hosts PEI beat New Brunswick, PEI's first win in the tournament for a number of years. The second game saw Quebec defeat Nova Scotia - the highlight of this match was a stunning all round performance from Suresh Ramkissoon (pictured above), making 103 from 39 balls with 14 sixes, including at one point hitting the first five balls of an over for six- he failed to score off the sixth. Quebec made 210, and Nova Scotia fell 37 runs short - Suresh taking 5/27. 

Newfoundland and Labrador's 8 wicket win over PEI saw another good all round performance, Nick Baxter of NL following up 3 wickets with 82 not out. The final match of a busy day saw New Brunswick upset Nova Scotia, who had not lost to another of the Atlantic Provinces for a few years. New Brunswick's Anmol Zakmi made 58, as they set Nova Scotia a target of 199. and 4 wickets from Saqib Shazad dismissed Nova Scotia for just 104. 

 The tournament continues tomorrow, with all matches  at Tea Hill Park, Stratford, PEI, and there is live scoring available on CricClubs

Tournament coverage

Players at the Regional T20 competitions are evaluated for potential inclusion in national programmes.

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2019-07-17

Scorecards from Day 2. Teams were re-arranged to provide alternate opportunities for selectors to evaluate players for two games. 

July 16 National T20, King City







Team 1 v   Team 2








Toss: Team 2








Result:  Tied








Team 2   innings 








Rodrigo Thomasc Hamza Tariqb Duuta41385




Rayan Pathanc Heyligerb Dutta331732



*Nitish Kumarc Heyligerb  Ghani1011





Harsh Thakerst Hamza Tariqb  Ghani84
1



Ravinderpaul Singhlbwb Ghani11121




#NAME?c Moonesarb Ghani35





Saad Bin Zafarnot out
40
23



Mark Montfortc Harmandeep Singhb Heyliger 6






Varun Sehdevnot out
55





Extras4w, 4b
8






Total7 wickets, 20 overs157






DNB:   Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Junaid Siddiqui, Sana Kaleem, Sukhdeep Brar




FoW808295100113141



Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Eranga403401




Pervez30220





Heyliger40441





Dutta302421




Umer Ghani402742




Moonesar20100
















Team 1   innings








Abraash Khanc Robin Singhb Dhindsa1192




Rizwan Cheemac Robin Singh b  Brarb  Brar352232



Ruvindu Gunasekeralbwb Kaleem04





Jatinder Matharuc Robin Singhb Brar671




Raheem Gilanic Ravinderpaul Singhb Brar16
2




?st Robin Singhb Junaid Siddiqui191512



*+Hamza Tariqc Junaid Siddiquib Saad Bin Zafar731




Nikhil Duttanot out
362132



Dillon Heyligerc Brarb Dhindsa1232




Umer Ghaninot out
67





Extrasw 7, nb 2
9






Total8 wickets, 20 overs157






FoW14374554849798121

Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Kaleem301312




Dhindsa40532





Brar402432




Saad Bin Zafar40231





Junaid Siddiqui30111





Monfort20330






































July 16   National T20, King City







Navy v Green








Toss: Navy









Result:  Green won by 9 wickets


















Navy   innings 








Ruvindu Gunasekera c Talwar b Kumar 811





*Navneet Dhaliwal c Pranavb Gill1213





Arslan Khan c Pranavb Saad Bin Zafar1718





Raheem   Gilanib Brar3948





Bhavindhu Adhihettyc Gill b Kumar36





Suliman Khanc Pranavb Saad Bin Zafar89





Gurinder Thandist Mowabb Manoosingh13





Simranjit Singhst Mowabb Saad Bin Zafar66





Preet   Jagnanpreet not out25





Yax Patelnot out
22





Extras4w, 2lb
6






Total8 wickets, 20 overs104






DNB: Faizal   Jamkhandi








FoW17285258677077102

Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Sidhu302201




Brar30211





Kumar3082





Gill202011




Saad Bin Zafar40103





Talwar3190





Manoosingh20121
















Green   innings








Rizwan Cheemarun out
2812





Umar Farooknot out
28






Nitish Kumar not out
39






Extrasw 13
13






Total1 wickets, 13.1 overs108






DNB: Pranav   Sharma, Akash Gill, Trevor Manosingh, Saad Bin Zafar, Sukhdeep Brar, Shreyas   Mowab, Manjeet Sidhu, Daksh Talwar
FoW35








Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Singh20110





Suliman Khan10220





Patel2080





Dhaliwal1060





Jaganpreet20220





Gunasekera1080





Jamkhandi202003




Thandi1.10110






































July 16   National T20, King City







Team 3 v   Team 4








Toss: Team 3








Result:  Team 3 won by 39 runs


















Team 3   innings 








Upkar Singh   Pandher  b Asad Khan12





Bhavindhu Adhihettyretired
4945





Shreyas   Mowab not out
6250





Arslan   Khan b Talwar1211





Rahul   Vashishtha not out
98





Extras2w
2






Total2 wickets, 20 overs135






DNB: Arun   Nag, Trevor Manoosingh, Manjeet Sidhu, Gurinder Thandi, Zeeshan Whalia, Rana   Salman, Ashish Narval, Simranjit Singh
FoW494101

















Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Suliman Khan40300





Asad Khan40181





Dhillon401901




Patel 30261





Mann20210





Talwar30211



























Team 4   innings








Pranav Sharmacb Rana Salman35





Akash Gill
b Whalia01





Avwal Sandhub Manoosingh1333





Satnam   Ramdhab Whalia611





Umair Ghanilbwb Manoosingh2724





Daksh Talwarnot out
31






Arminder Dhillonstb Sidhu35





Kanwar Mannrun out
43





Preet   Jaganpreet cb Whalia118





Asad Khannot out
11





Extrasb 1
1






Total8 wickets, 20 overs94






DNB: Yax   Patel








FoW031136616475
























Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Whalia40103





Rana Salman30101





Arun Nag20110





Narval2060





Manoosingh30172





Thandi20150





Sidhu20110





Singh20130
















July 16   National T20, King City







Green v Blue








Toss: Green









Result:  Blue won by 8 wickets


















Green   innings
RunsBalls4s




Abraash Khan run out
4851





Avol   Sandhu b Whalia 01





Satnam   Ramdhab Junaid Siddiqui512





Arun Nag
b Mann13





Harmandeep Singh st b Salman Nazar 26





Varun Sehdevcb Mann48





*+Hamza Tariq lbwRana Salman 1316





Nikhil Dutta cRana Salman01





Sana Kaleemc Moonsenarb Junaid Siddiqui17





Arminder Dillonrun out
65





Asad Khannot out
12





Extras w 3, nb 1  
4






Total all out, 19 overs  79






FoW1344143586374747579











BowlingNational T20 - scorecards, Day 2









Whalia2071





Jatinder Mathuru10100





Moonesar30181





Junaid Siddiqui3162





Mann30132





Salman Nazar40131





Rana Salman30122
















Blue innings









Zeeshan WhaliacDutta10161




Rayyan Pathannot out
384421



Robin Singhlbwb Dutta02





Jatinder Mathuru not out
332504



Extrasnb 1, b 1
2






Total2 wickets, 15.2 overs83






DNB: Junaid Siddiqui, Salman Nazar,   Kanwar Mann, Rana Salman, Mahadeo Moonesar


FoW3232


















Bowling:OversMaidensRunsWicketswnb



Sana Kaleem30110





Cecil Pervez20140





Dutta30192





Dhillon2160





Nag20120





Sehdev2.20130





Asad Khan1070




























































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2019-07-17

The National T20 is underway at Maple Leaf CC, King City. Sixty of Canada's best cricketers are in attendance, split into four teams, each containing a mix of national team players and cricketers selected for the high performance squad based on their performances in the regional T20 competitions. The tournament gives selectors an opportunity to evaluate players in match situations against top-quality opposition. 

Day 1 Scorecards:

15-Jul National T20 King   City






Red v Blue








Toss: Blue








Result: Blue   won by 11 runs. 
















Blue   innings  
runsballs 4s 6s


Rayyan Pathan c ? b Brar 561



Upkar Singh Pandherc Kumar b Cheema 232121


Robin Singh run out
27




Jatinder Mathuru c ? b Cheema 512



*Ravinderpaul Singh  c ? b Gill 523124


Ricardo Williams c ? b Saad Bin Zafar 67




Zeeshan Whalia  c ? b Manosingh 58




Dillon Heyliger lbw b Saad Bin Zafar 35




Salman Nazar run out 
16121



Romesh Eranga c ? b Gill 35




Junaid Siddiqui not out 
23




Extras w 4 b 26





Total all out 19.4 overs128















FoW: 1-7 2-25 3-37 4-50 5-61 6-87 7-96 8-110 9-125 10-128. 










Bowling:








Gill40352




Brar3.401512



Saad Bin Zafar401722



Dhillon20190




Cheema30112




Talwar20100




Manosingh10191
























Red   innings  
runs balls 4s 6s


Rodrigo Thomas c Salman Nazar b Williams 3325




Akash Gill c Robin Singh b Eranga 03




*Nitish Kumar c Mathuru b Williams 12121



Saad Bin Zafar c Williams b Salman Nazar 1216




Shreyas Mowab c Pandher  b Heyliger 21242



Rizwan Cheema c Junaid Siddiqui b Heyliger 12




+Robin Singh
b Heyliger 25




Trevor Manosingh c ? b Junaid Siddiqui 511




Sukhdeep Brar c Ravinderpaul Singh b Salman Nazar 9111



Navjot Dhillon not out 
0





Daksh Talwar  
17




Extras  w 12
12





Total all out 18.4 overs107





FoW;1-16 2-40 3-55 4-68 5-776-89 7-90 8-999107 10-107. 
Bowling 








Zeeshan Whalia 101602



Romesh Eranga 302002



Ricardo Williams 30182




Junaid Siddiqui 401911



Salman Nazar 3.40123




Dillon Heyliger 402232























July 15,   National T20, King City






Blue v Navy








Toss: Blue








Result: Blue   won by 36 runs
















Blue innings  runs balls 4s 6s




Rayyan   Pathan b Simranjit Singh 66




Upkar Singh Pandherc Simranjit Singh b Patel 1011




Robin   Singh b Patel 655851


Ashish Narval c +Khan b Jamkhandi 25




*Ravinderpaul Singh  c +Khan  b Dhaliwal 382722