Wed, 08/31/2016

Cricket Canada have selected a High Performance (HP) team to play two matches against Bermuda on September 2nd and 3rd at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City. Bermuda's visit to Canada is part of its preparation for the ICC WCL Division 4 which will take place in California in October/November.

While here Bermuda is expected to play four 50 over matces including the two against the Canada HP team, then they will play TDCA Super Elite finalist Mississauga Ramblers on Tuesday September 6 at Iceland, Mississauga. The final match will be against a Canada Select on Wednesday September 7 at King City. All matches start at 10 am.

Cricket Canada President Ranjit Saini said, "Cricket Canada is pleased to host Bermuda and provide an opportunity for our players to gain meaningful experience". 

The Canada HP team is: Srimantha Wijeyeratne (Capt), Varun Sehdev, Shahid Ahmadzai, Charnjit Singh, Sudeepta Aurka, Mark Montfort, Dilon Heyliger, Malinga Gayan, Rayyan Pathan, Azghar Hotak, Parveen Saroye, Saad Bin Zafar, Bhavindu Adihetty, Armaan Kapoor, Daksh Talwar, Faraz Maqsood 

Thu, 08/25/2016

Canada  board members, players and its supporters are deeply saddened to hear sudden passing of Bhan Deonarine.

Bhan was a long-time servant of Cricket in Canada. He was a former Cricket Canada Director however was best known for his role as National Selector and Chairman of Selectors, through the years which oversaw the national men's team to the ICC - International Cricket Council World Cup in 2003 and 2007.

Bhan was a life member, honorary board member, and statesman of the Nova Scotia Cricket Association (NSCA) for well over 40 years, he had overseen cricket survival through both good and lean times in Halifax since the early days of the NSCA. Warmly considered the grandfather of Nova Scotia cricket to modern day players in Halifax, Bhan has served on the NSCA board in just about every imaginable role including President, Secretary, Treasurer and Provincial Director.

NSCA's 'Deonarine Cup' T20 tournament is named in Bhan's honour and is played at the beginning of the every Halifax Cricket League season.

Bhan will be missed by the cricket fraternity but he will forever remain alive in our hearts and memories.

May his Soul Rest in Peace!!


Some responses on hearing of Bhan's passing:


Bhan was a descent and humble human being, who will be very sadly in peace my friend...

Ranjit Saini (Toronto)


I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bhan. I remember my first trip to Nova Scotia he opened his home to me. He was such a genuinely good person and had a strong passion for the development of cricket. He will be always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace.

Ingleton Liburd (Toronto)


It was sad to hear of the death of Bhan Deonarine. Bhan served his community both Cricket and Social well. He was the longest serving and a statesman to the Canadian Cricket Selection committee. He will long be remembered by fellow Cricket Administrators and players across the country for his dedication and commitment to Cricket.

May his soul rest in peace.

Calvin Clarke. (Toronto) 


Bhan will be fondly remembered and his contribution to Canadian cricket is much appreciated.

Ben Seebaran (Vancouver)


I'm deeply sadden to know that my friends Bhan's soul has departed for heavenly body.  

I lost a good friend and die heart cricket lover who has immensely contributed for development of cricket not only in NS but also in eastern Canada.  

I've known Bhan for more than 20 years when he started cricket in Halifax with mostly foreign students playing for his team.

Every time I went to NS for cricket, he and his wife always insisted me to stay at their house. And there were not short coming of any kind of hospitality.

 I pray to all mighty God to find a peaceful place in the Heaven for his soul.


Kantilal  (ken) Patel

Umpire Coordinator &

Chairman Umpire Certification (Toronto)


It seems like yesterday that we were all at Ross Lord, me umpiring my first national tournament, he working the sidelines. 

It brings back a lot or memories.

Karran Bayney (Winnipeg)


I am saddened to hear about the passing away of Bhan. He was an admirable man. He was the beacon of the sport of cricket in the Eastern Canada. I had the pleasure of knowing him through our tenure as the members of the Board of Directors of Cricket Canada 2003-2009. I wish our friend a brisk breeze for his journey to the distant horizon. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Please extend my sincere condolences to his family.

Ben Sennik (Toronto)


My sincerest condolences to the Cricket Canada family on losing a true pioneer and a friend of cricket.

His efforts coincided with some of the best times known by the organization and he should be well remembered by us all.

Ravin Moorthy (Calgary)


My heartiest condolences to NSCA and Deonarine family and friends. He will always be remembered for his contribution to cricket in Canada and Nova Scotia region. 

May his soul Rest In Peace.

Vimal Hardat


I am deeply shocked to hear that Bhan's innings is closed. He was good to work with as Chief Selector. He was a very conciliatory man. May his soul rest in peace!!!

Angus Melder (BC)


Wed, 07/13/2016

The Canadian U17 team left today Wednesday (July 13, 2016) for Houston to compete in the ICC Americas U17 Tri-series match play. The tournament format which is a double round robin will start July 14 and all matches will be played at the Moosa Stadium. Teams involved in the tournament are Bermuda, Canada and host USA.

The Canadian squad is:

Arslan Khan - Captain, Akash Gill, Aran Pathmanathan, Baidar Bakht, Blake Seebaran, Emanuel Khokhar, Faisal Jamkhandi, Krishen Samuel, Nashed Uddin, Pieter Pretorius, Prabal Sharma, Pranav Sharma, Ravi Sandhu, Rommel Shahzad. Wijay Senathirajah is the manager and Kulbir Jaswal is the coach.





Thursday, July 14

Canada v USA


Friday, July 15

Canada v Bermuda


Saturday, July 16

USA v Bermuda


Sunday, July 17

USA v Canada


Monday, July 18

Bermuda v Canada


Tuesday, July 19

Bermuda v USA



Tue, 07/12/2016

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who can work independently as a High Performance Program Manager deploying a high performance strategy as structured by the High Performance Director.  

Knowledge of working with previous High Performance Programs in any sports environment will be a must. 

Knowledge and proficiency in dealing with data and enabling tools of communication between players, coaches and teams will be considered favorable.

Person must demonstrate previous work experiences within a high performance environment either in an individual capacity or in a team environment. We are keen to hear from former Canadian Olympians.

Person must have the ability to work between software providers and various communication platforms in fine tuning all communications between players, coaches and teams. 

Good knowledge of online and virtual communication tools will be considered favorable along with good knowledge of mobile communications and new/social media tools of engagement.

Candidates must possess can do attitude, embrace challenges, enjoy working independently and virtually, enjoy working with a diverse set of players, coaches and teams, enthusiasm and flexibility to adapt at all times, be obsessed with detail.

For now, this is a part time, flexible hours and can be attended to remotely. There is good possibility of the position becoming full time in the near future.  There will be limited personal interaction and most meetings if necessary can be attended by audio/video conference calls.

Compensation is negotiable and will depend upon the experience  and knowledge

Candidates who meet the above criteria can email their resumes to Ingle Liburd via email. Email:

Tue, 06/28/2016

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran Zubin Bharucha as Director of Cricket Canada HP Academy. Zubin will lead Cricket Canada's team re-building efforts and setting up of National and Regional HP programs. 

Zubin Bharucha is associated with Institute of Sports, Nagpur India. He is the former coach of Rajasthan Royals, the team that won in the first season of the IPL T20. He recently provided the coaching help to New Delhi Dare Devils.  Zubin has written many coaching materials for cricket organisations such as ECB.

Zubin was the person behind the coaching program for the players in the reality show “Cricket Star” a few years ago. Raw talent from rural areas of India was scouted, trained and then put to compete against Lancashire from England. The Cricket Star team played brilliantly and won.

Cricket Canada has known Zubin for many years for his association with World Cricket Academy (WCA), Nagpur, India.  WCA was Cricket Canada's host for its much talked about tour of India in before the 2011 CWC. Many of Cricket Canada's players that had the opportunity to train with Zubin consider him the best coach that they ever come across. Cricket Canada considers the endorsement very valuable along with the vast knowledge and techniques that Zubin has developed in order to work with the talent. 

Zubin with the active involvement of local coaches will evaluate and create individual training programs for players in the National Team pool, HP Pool (U23’s) and Development Pool (U 17’s). Part of the training program also includes “Coaching of the Coaches”.  Cricket Canada intends to pursue the creation of the regional HP academies that will work in close relationship with the national academy.

Romi Bhinder, the director of Institute of Sports is excited to begin and be part of the Cricket Excellence program of Cricket Canada. While speaking from Nagpur he said…. “This will be Cricket Star Canada…that will begin a new era of cricket in Canada.

Ranjit Saini, president of Cricket Canada is thrilled with the possibilities that are beginning to come into reality.  He thanked the BOD for its support and said… “ It has been in the making for few months now… we have involved senior former players as selectors in the talent search process. Selectors have put together a sizeable list of the new talent that want to be part of this mission… and now the best possible coaching help has been made available. In the very near future, competitive tournaments will be made available against foreign teams… this is all coming together and we will be back where we belong…“  

Tue, 06/21/2016

Cricket Canada is taking steps towards long-term investment in committed cricketers.

Cricket Canada HP Academy is pleased to request nominations for its ongoing search for talented players to be part of the Cricket Canada  HP Academy to strengthen the level of competition at the local level and be part of the national teams.


General Requirements:


The ideal applicant has been a permanent resident of Canada for 4 years or more. However we will consider other applicants as well for the long term objectives of having a strong pool of future players that are eligible to play for Canada. Above enrage fitness standards are either already there or there is a commitment to work towards it.


Applicant must be willing to join a full time academy camp towards the end of the July to early August 2016 for 2 week period in Toronto. Athletes will train regularly and will be monitored and given indivisual traning plans. 


Cricket Canada is in the process of engaging a leading and globally known coach as Director of Cricket Canada HP Academy. The announcement will be made shortly. As soon arrangements have been completed.


Only the committed and those who share the vision of representing Cricket Canada and making a positive difference should apply.


Please apply for one of the 2 categories. Please enter the name of the pool in the subject line of the email. 


High Performance Pool:

Applicants are born on or before 1st September 1998

Applicants shouldn’t have represented Cricket Canada in the past.


Development Pool

Applicant born on or after 2nd Sep 1998

Applicants shouldn’t have represented Cricket Canada in the past.


Deadline for Submission July 1st 2016.


Please note the following:

·         Those that make the HP-Pool program will be enrolled into the Cricket Canada Academy.

·         On completion of the program, candidates will be nominated to represent Canada U19 or Senior Team.

·         National teams are selected from the best players available at that time. There is no guarantee that everyone from HP Academy will make the team.

·         All candidates are required to fulfil the Academy achievement program.

The Details & logistics of the 2nd HP tryouts will be presented in the Cricket Canada Website.

Please provide


1.       Full name of the player:

2.       Age of player ( yyyy-mm-dd)

3.       Player type (e.g.) opener LH batsman. Right Arm off Spinner etc.

4.       Name of the league & Club

5.       Number of years of Canadian Residency/PR/Citizen

6.       Contact, phone, email of player  

7.       Reason’s for the nomination (Accomplishments, statistics, Coaches Notes, Video Clips. Etc…)

Please forward the nomination by July 1st 2016 to:

Philip Navaratne,

Secretary HP Program & Selection,

Cricket Canada


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tue, 06/07/2016

Eastern Womens Championship!!

Canadian Women’s Cricket is back on track in Ontario!

Cricket Council of Ontario is pleased to invite all women cricket players for Team Ontario selections that will be held at Iceland Cricket Ground in Mississauga on Friday June 10th, 6-8 PM.

Ground Address: 616 Driftcurrent Dr, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3Y8

Trials and practices will be run by reputable coaches Farooq Kirmani, Zubin Surkari and Shah Zafar.

It is time to step forward and grab the opportunity to represent Ontario at the Cricket Canada Eastern Championship to be held on July 1st and 2nd long weekend. The tournament includes 1-40 over game and 2-T20 games!

Players must attend the tryout to be considered for Team Ontario to play in Eastern Championship as well as the National team picked to represent this summer against MCC from England!

To register please visit:

Registration verification will start at 5:30 PM, All registered players are advised to report at the ground and confirm their Eligibility criteria:

1. A permanent resident of Province of Ontario

2 Wear Colour clothing as white balls will be used.


Tue, 05/24/2016

Provincial Members, Board of Directors, Players and supporters of Cricket Canada

Subject: Vimal Hardat, Amit Joshi and Sentill Selvamani

On behalf of Cricket Canada I wish to thank the outgoing members of Board of Directors of Cricket Canada for their service to the sport of Cricket in Canada. It takes commitment and personal sacrifices to put the name forward and share personal time and resources as volunteers.  

Both Vimal and Amit have played pivotal roles to our continued existence as one united organisation. They contributed significantly and provided the much needed leadership in dealing with the organisational challenges since 2009. Had it not been for their unflinching support, Cricket Canada would have easily slipped into very un-pleasant organisational difficulties similar to what is present elsewhere in another organisation nearby. 

Vimal Hardat has been a central figure who helped maintain continuity and establish financial stability of Cricket Canada. He provided the leadership to put Cricket Canada in a sound financial state.  Cricket Canada is on sound footing to re-build and create opportunities for our players to be able to compete at the highest level. 

Cricket Canada is blessed for having Sentill Selvamani join us as a board member and deal with strategic planning. The level of professionalism and sincerity brought forward was immensely appreciated by everyone who came into contact with him.

We seeks their continued support and participation in creating a “Vibrant Cricket Canada” Cricket Canada family wishes all of them well in their personal endeavours.

(Ranjit Saini)

President Cricket Canada

On behalf of Board f Directors


Fri, 05/20/2016

The Cricket Canada election postponed for 60 days from March 20th was held as scheduled on May 19th, 2016. The positions contested were President, Vice President, Secretary and Director at Large (2). At the completion of the elections the results are as follows; Ranjit Saini - President, Rashpal Bajwa - Vice President, Zafar Khan - Secretary, Manzoor Chaudhary & Mohammed Shaikh - Directors at Large.

The rest of the BOD includes Charles - Pais Treasurer and Mike Sharma - Director at Large.


Tue, 05/17/2016

Cricket Canada is announcing the list of nominated candidates for the election to its BOD.

At the 2016 Cricket Canada AGM it was unanimously agreed by the directors to postpone the general elections that were to happen on Sunday March 20th; to be deferred for another 60 days. The decision was taken to maintain the transparency and communication in the election process to make it a seamless transition for all stakeholders. The elections will now take place on May 19, 2016.

The list of candidates include:


  • Amit Joshi
  • Praim Persaud
  • Bilal Syed
  • Ranjit Saini


Vice President

  • Rashpal Bajwa
  • Bilal Syed



  • Zafar Khan
  • Bilal Syed


Directors (2)

  • Shah Zafar
  • Ranjit Chaudhri
  • Manzoor Chaudhary
  • Melvin John
  • Mohammed Shaikh
  • Salman Nazeer