Tue, 05/16/2017

Cricket Canada concluded its 2016 AGM, which was held from May, 13 thru May 14, 2017 in Toronto. Members and board of directors discussed many key matters that are facing the organisation.

Improvement in governance and communications within and outside the organisation were among the key elements where significant improvements are expected in the coming year. A grass roots level based high performance program will see its further growth as Cricket Canada is to complete its high performance grid selections for all levels.

2017 will see u15, u17, u19, development and senior pools established. Cricket Canada will move forward by providing quality coaching and competitions to its elite player pool as first stage of a formal and planned program take hold.


Election Results:


Officers and Directors:

President: Ranjit Saini

Vice President: Rashpal Bajwa

Secretary: Hargulshan Sharma

Treasurer: Charles Pais


Independent Directors-at-large

Mohammed Shaikh

Amit Joshi

Praim Persaud

David Liverman

Wed, 05/10/2017

Cricket Canada is announcing the list of eligible nominated candidates for the election to its BOD at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, Toronto May 13 & 14, 2017. The list of candidates include:


1.      Abigail Rajkumar

2.      Bilal Syed

3.      Manzoor Chaudhary

4.      Ranjit Saini


Vice President

1.      Abigail Rajkumar

2.      Bilal Syed

3.      Rashpal Bajwa

4.      Raza Naqvi



1.      Bilal Syed

2.      Hargulshan Sharma

3.      Mohan Kumar

4.      Zafar Khan



1.      Amit Tamraker

2.      Charles Pais

3.      Sabin Fawad


Director at Large (4)

1.      Amit Joshi

2.      David Liverman

3.      Kashiv Aziz

4.      Mohammed Shaikh

5.      Praim Persaud

6.      Raza Naqvi

7.      Sabin Fawad

8.      Sanjeev Kad

9.       Zahoor Butt

Tue, 05/09/2017

Six teams to battle it out for two qualification spots to Division 2


·       William Glenwright: “There are now just 26 teams remaining from the 83 teams which started on the road to Cricket World Cup 2019”


Nations are now just three steps away from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, as six teams get ready for the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 which gets underway in Uganda this month.


International cricket competition heads back to Africa between 23 and 30 May, with two promotion spots for ICC WCL Division 2 up for grabs for competing teams Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, USA and hosts Uganda.


Just 26 teams remain from the 83 Members on the road to the 2019 Cricket World Cup which began in 2013. The six teams in Uganda are competing to climb the ladder for a coveted spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. The qualifier will be contested after the conclusion of Division 2 and will determine which two teams will go to England and Wales in 2019.


Oman have impressed throughout the qualification process starting in Division 5 and spectacularly climbing the ladder. During that time Oman has also performed well in the ICC World Twenty20 qualification process and remarkably remain in contention to qualify for both ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and ICC World Twenty20 2020.


Uganda go into the tournament with form after completing a stunning white-wash against the highly-fancied Kenya team in a five match series held in Uganda in mid-April. The team will be captained by Davis Karashani with Brian Masaba as his deputy.


Newly promoted USA have named a mixture of youth and experience in their squad. Five USA players have Caribbean Premier League T20 contracts and bring big-game experience to the squad: Steven Taylor, Muhammad Khan, Akeem Dodson, Timil Patel and Timroy Allen. Meanwhile, Mohammad Khaleel, Camilus Alexander and Nosthusha Kenjige are all making their USA debuts.


Canada will warm up for this competition with three matches against Zimbabwe A and one match against the Zimbabwe High Performance Centre. The Canadians also have two Caribbean Premier League T20 players in its ranks: Hamza Tariq and Nikhil Dutta.


Singapore and Malaysia are the two incumbent teams in Division 3 – both having participated in the last tournament in 2014. Last time out Singapore’s Arjun Mutreja was top-run scorer with 282 and he has been retained in their squad for this year’s event. Malaysia’s Ahmad Faiz also performed well with the bat at the last tournament and both will be players to watch in Uganda.


In a first for the ICC’s community outreach program, Cricket for Good, a coaching clinic will give 60 young cricketers in Uganda the chance to learn from the six teams participating in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament. This will be the first time a Cricket for Good event will take place at a division qualifying event and underpins the ICC’s commitment to broadening the reach of the project.


ICC Head of Global Development, William Glenwright said: “We are at an incredibly exciting stage of a Cricket World Cup 2019 Qualification process that began way back in 2013. All teams are now just three steps away from a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.


“There are now just 26 teams remaining from the 83 teams which started on the road to Cricket World Cup 2019. Six of those teams will be competing hard in Uganda where only two teams can keep their Cricket World Cup dreams alive.


“We are also delighted by Cricket for Good’s engagement in the event. It is crucial that the ICC’s qualifying events are used to support initiatives that positively impact the lives of children and families around the world and this will be a good opportunity for us to learn how we can take this great program to more countries.”


The squads are as follows:


Canada: Nitish Kumar, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Cecil Pervez, Dhanuka Pathirana, Durand Soraine, Hamza Tariq, Amarbir Hansra, Junaid Siddiqui, Mark Montfort, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nikhil Dutta, Rizwan Cheeme, Saad Zafar, Satsimranjit Dhindsa


Malaysia: Ahmad Faiz, Aminudin Ramly, Pavandeept Singh, Jagjit Singh, Derek Michael Duraisingam, Che Wan Razlan Zalati, Syed Aziz Syedd Mubarak, Muhammad Wafiq Irfan Zarbani, Mohd Shukri Abdul Rahin, Mohd Anwar Arudin, Virandeep Singh, Muhammad Anwar A Rahman, Mohamad Fikri Makram Wan Mod Rosdi, Mohd Shafiq Mohd Sharif, Khizar Hayat Durrani


Oman: Ahmed Sultan (captain), Aaqib Ilyas Sulehrim, Ajay Vrajlal Lalcheta, Twinkal Bhandari, Bilal Khan, Khawar Ali, Muhammed Nadeem, Munis Ansari, Muhammad Naseem, Noorul Riaz, Kadir Mohideen, Zeeshan Maqsood, Sufyan Mahmood Muslim, Mahmood Mohammed, Arun Poulose Manavalan, Jatinder Singh


Singapore: Chetan Ramchandra Suryawanshi (captain), Mahboob Amjad, Dharmichand Mulewa, Anish Edward Paraam, Anantha Krishna, Kshitij Ballram Shinde, Parag Dahiwal, Rohan Rangarajan, Suresh Appusamy, Arjun Mutreja, Kumarage Chaminda Ruwan, Vijaya Kumar Selladorre, Janak Prakash, Navin Michael Paraam


Uganda: Davis Arinaitwe Karashani (captain), Arthur Solomon Kyobe, Brian Masaba, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Roger Mukasa, Arnold Otwani, Jonathan Sebania, Henry Ssenyondo, Frank Nsubuga, Charles Waiswa, Laurence Sematimba, Muhammad Sahibzada Irfan, Hamu Begenda Kayondo, Shahzad Ukani


United States of America: Steven Taylor (captain), Akeem Dodson, Alex Amsterdam, Camilus Alexander, Elmore Hutchinson, Fahad Babar, Jasdeep Singh, Mohammed Ibrahim Khaleel, Mrunal Patel, Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan, Nosthusha Kenjige, Nicholas Standford, Timil Patel, Timroy Allen


The match officials are:


Match Referee- Dev Govindjee

Mentor Umpire- Shaun George

Umpire- David Odhiambo

Umpire- Buddhi Pradhan

Umpire- Vinay Kumar Jha

Umpire- Kalidas Viswanadan

Umpire- Ian Ramage

Umpire- Akbar Ali Khan

Umpire- Pim Van Liemt

Umpire- Andrew Wynand Louw




23 May: Uganda v Canada (Lugogo); Malaysia v Singapore (Kyambogo); USA v Oman (Entebbe)

24 May: Canada v Oman (Lugogo); Malaysia v USA (Kyambogo); Uganda v Singapore (Entebbe)

25 May: Rest/Reserve

26 May: Singapore v USA (Lugogo); Uganda v Oman (Kyambogo); Canada v Malaysia (Entebbe)

27 May: Uganda v Malaysia (Lugogo); Canada v USA (Kyambogo); Singapore v Oman (Entebbe)

28 May: Rest/Reserve

29 May: Malaysia v Oman (Lugogo); Canada v Singapore (Kyambogo); Uganda v USA (Entebbe)

30 May: Final (Lugogo); 3rd v 4th Playoff (Kyambogo); 5th v 6th Playoff (Entebbe)

Fri, 05/05/2017

Cricket Canada national selection panel has named the Canada squad for the ICC WCL Division 3, Uganda from 21st - 31st May.  Prior to going to Uganda, the squad will travel to Zimbabwe for a preparation tour which includes matches against the Zimbabwe High Performance Centre and Zimbabwe 'A'. The full squad is:

1.       Nitish Kumar - Captain

2.       Bhavindu Adhihetty

3.       Cecil Pervez

4.       Dhanuka Pathirana

5.       Durand Soraine

6.       Hamza Tariq

7.       Jimmy Hansra

8.       Junaid Siddiqui

9.       Mark Montfort

10.   Navneet Dhaliwal

11.   Nikhil Dutta

12.   Rizwan Cheema

13.   Saad Zafar

14.   Satsimranjit Dhindsa


15.   Srimanta Wijeyeratne

16.   Varun Sehdev


1.       Henry Osinde - Coach

2.       Daulat Khan - Asst. Coach

3.       Ingleton Liburd - Manager

Wed, 05/03/2017

Cricket Canada wishes to advise that "ID requirement clause in the Cricket Canada Nomination Process has been removed as per request of the Nominations Committee.

Persons who have already submitted their nominations with IDs should note that those IDs will be destroyed and will not be used in the process. The Nomination Process document has been revised to facilitate this amendment.

The link for the revised process remains the same as in the first posting and is provided below:


Fri, 04/21/2017



for the year ended Dec 31, 2016


Date of meeting: May 13-14, 2017



Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on May 13-14, 2017 at the following location:

ØHilton Toronto Airport,

Ø5875 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1

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:


Air Travel

Cricket Canada will reimburse the flight for one RESIDENT delegate (up to a maximum set out in the schedule) from each destination. (The fare schedule shall be provided to the provincial members on or before 22nd April 2017..


Cricket Canada has negotiated and arranged one room per Resident delegate from each province at:

Hilton Toronto Airport,  5875 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1with check in on 12th May 2017 and check out on 14th May 2014. Cricket Canada will pay for the room rental charges only. Delegates are responsible for any extra charged incurred by them. Food and beverages will be provided by Cricket Canada at the AGM during the meeting hours. 

Rooms will be reserved in the delegates name by Cricket Canada.


You are requested to submit your Annual/Provincial reports to the Secretary and a copy to all Directors, no later than 5th May 2017, in order to allow reasonable time for preparation for the meeting.  


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


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 seven (7) days prior to the start of the meeting.

Voting Privileges:

Any member which wishes to cast or claim rights to more than one vote shall submit a written statement duly signed by the Secretary of the member organisation of the number of teams that have played more than 8 games in the year 2016 as per section 3.13 of the by-laws and the definition of the team described in Section 1.3 (i). This statement is due 7 days prior to the AGM (May 5, 2017).  



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



Stanley Wells

Jack Kyle

Lewis Gunn

Donald King Award (as per CC Guidelines)

Cricket Canada Hall of Fame Inductions



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: 647 632-4218.  Email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org



Zafar Khan, General Secretary   

780-604-2858 (c)


Date:April 21, 2014                                                                

Fri, 04/21/2017


For the year ending Dec 31st 2016




This announcement contains complete nomination process for Cricket Canada. The upcoming AGM will be held at

Hilton Toronto Airport, 5875 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1 from 13th to 14th May 2017. The elections will be held on 13th May 2017.

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


a)    Current Directors:

a)     President

b)    Vice-President

c)     Secretary

d)    Treasurer

e)     Four (4) Directors-at-Large


b)    Eligibility of Directors

The following person’s 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, and is not a Provincial Director or any other person with voting rights by virtue of their position, unless resigning from such position within the timelines stipulated below.

c)     Nomination

 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 at


3.      Resume/CV;

4.     Indication of position nominated for;

5.     Any Provincial Director or any other person with voting rights by virtue of their position who intends to run in the elections are not eligible to a member of the BOD unless they resign from that position or their nomination will be rejected. 

6.     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;

7.     Any person representing a member as a voting delegate in the AGM is not eligible to be nominated.  (PLEASE NOTE: the Nomination Committee will reject any nomination from a person whose name appears in the Member’s delegate list which is to be updated 7 days prior to the AGM.)

8.     Be submitted to reach the Head Office of the Corporation five (5) (on or before May 7th 2017) days prior to the Annual Meeting.

9.            The mailing address of the Head office is


Nomination Committee

Cricket Canada

3-120 Woodstream Blvd

Woodbridge, L4L 7Z1


Or by email at:



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

d)    Nominations from the Floor– Nominations will not be accepted from the floor.

e)     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.

f)      Election for 2 years term

1.     Vice President,

2.     Treasurer and

3.     Two Directors at Large

g)     Election for 1 year terms:

1.     President

2.     General Secretary

3.     2 Directors at Large

h)    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:



i)       Active Directors must notify the nomination committee that they intend to stand for re-election five (5) days prior to the AGM by completing and submitting the Candidate declaration form located at


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the General Manager Ingleton Liburd directly at 416-426-7209 or via the email address below.

email: ingletonliburd@cricketcanada.org


Zafar Khan, General Secretary   



Thu, 04/06/2017

Canada XI continued its winning ways by defeating Police Barbados RPTeam by 209 runs. Scores in the match were Canada XI 338/3 and Police Barbados RPTeam 129.

After losing the toss and sent in to bat, Canada found itself in a bit of bother after losing both openers cheaply. A partnership of 105 between Dhaliwal and Soraine brought some respectability back to the score before Soraine was forced to retire. Sehdev then joined Dhaliwal and the pair put on a 100 runs partnership before Sehdev was caught behind for 32 in the 43rd over. In the mean time, Dhaliwal who was stroking the ball nicely, combined finesse with occasional power to bring up his 100 in 111 balls in the 42nd over.

Cheema and Dhaliwal came together at 216/ in the 43rd over, the pair bludgeoned the ball to all parts of the field to add 122 runs in the final 7 overs. Dhaliwal ended up with 176 off 137 balls while Cheema was unbeaten on 54 from 20 balls (his 50 came off 16 balls).

When Police Barbados RPTeam batted, Montfort and Junaid opened the bowling and both stuck early to leave the team 17/2. Police Barbados RPTeam lost wickets consistently and were 61/5 before they had a bit of recovery with a 63 runs partnership between Persad and Sargeant. 

Junaid was the pick of the Canada bowlers as he bowled his leg spin with guile to end with three (3) wickets. Coming back for his second spell he was able to have Persad to break the developing partnership. Dhindsa also ended up with three (3) wickets as he bowled with control and pace.  

Scores: Canada 338/3 (N Dhaliwal 176, D Soraine 54 (RH), R Cheema 54*, R Padmore 2-19); Police Barbados RPTeam 129 all out (R Persad 43, J Siddiqui 3-22, S Dhindsa 3-28, s Zafar 2-15) 

Sun, 04/02/2017

Game 1

After spending most of the Winter  preparing indoors, Canadian cricketers had a chance to take their training and preparation outdoors with a five match tour to Barbados. Missing a few players due to work and university commitments, a fifteen member Canada squad left for Barbados on March 30th for some much needed match practice. Canada's tour is all part of its groundwork as they strive to win the upcoming ICC WCL Division 3 which will be held in Uganda from May 21 - 31, 2017.

In the team's first game, the Canada XI beat St. Catherine by 216 runs. Canada XI batting first scored 396/7 before bowling out St. Catherine for 180 in 41.4 overs.

Canada's inning got off to a shaky start at 1-1 before a second wicket stand of 89 between Bhavindu Adhihetty (49) and Navneet Dhaliwal (75). Once they lost the 2nd wicket at 90, Canada XI quickly found itself in a bit of trouble at 111/4. At this point Rizwan Cheema joined Dhaliwal and the pair put on 260 runs for the 5th wicket.  Cheema who started a bit cautiously, displayed some  amazing  stroke play while scoring 172 in 84 balls including fourteen (14) sixes (6s) and eleven (11) fours (4s). He also shared a 60 runs 6th wicket partnership with Saad Zafar.

Set a huge victory target, the St. Catherine's innings never really got any momentum as they lost wickets consistently. There were good contributions from Puckerin 57 and Batson 38. For the Canada XI, Pervez & Dutta had 3 wickets each, Khalid 2 and 1 wicket each to Siddiqui and Zafar.

Summarized scores Canada 396/7 (Cheema 172, Dhaliwal 75, Zafar 49*, Adhihetty 49, Grenidge 2 - 62, Skeete 2 - 76); St. Catherine 180 all out (Puckerin 57, Batson 38, Pervez 3 - 32, Dutta 3, 33, Khalid 2 - 32)

Game 2 will be played on April 3, 2017 against the Police Sports Club.

Thu, 03/23/2017

Cricket Canada has announced a training squad of twenty one (21) players in preparation for the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 to be held in Uganda from May 21 - 31, 2017. The squad is currently going through intense training as Canada undertake it's journey back to the top of Associate cricket. The full squad is:

1.       Ammar Khalid

2.       Bhavindu Adhihetty

3.       Cecil Pervez

4.       Dhanuka Pathirana

5.       Dilraj Atwal

6.       Durand Soraine

7.       Hamza Tariq

8.       Jimmy Hansra

9.       Junaid Siddiqui

10.   Mark Montfort

11.   Navneet Dhaliwal

12.   Nikhil Dutta

13.   Nitish Kumar

14.   Rizwan Cheema

15.   Ruvindu Gunasekara

16.   Saad Bin Zafar

17.   Salman Nazar

18.   Satsimranjit Dhindsa

19.   Shihan Kamileen

20.   Srimantha Wijeyeratne

21.   Varun Sehdev