Thu, 04/28/2016

After a resounding success of the Toronto Camp, Cricket Canada selectors will be on a trip to Vancouver and Winnipeg to review applicants from BC and Manitoba.  Both camps will be held on the coming weekend to hold the 2nd phase of HP Talent Search camps.

All participants are required to arrive on time and be ready for the camp in proper indoor cricket prior to the start time of the camp.  Refreshments and water will be provided.

Vancouver camp is scheduled to held at

 

The Ballyard of Sport Central

2611 Viscount Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2G8

Date: 29 April 2016 Time 6 PM to 9 PM

Phone: (778) 871-9218

 

 

The Winnipeg Camp will take place at:

 

Home Run Training Center

905 King Edward Street, Winnipeg

Saturday April 30, 3:30 - 6:30PM

Phone: (204) 783-6734

 

2nd Ontario Camp

A second Ontario camp is being scheduled to review applicants who may have missed the opportunity to register earlier. Please note that only CCO recommended or Former national player recommended applicants are eligible for the 2nd round.  Please contact your respective, clubs, leagues and CCO for registrations. The date of the camp and venue will be announced next week.     

 

HP Scouting Process:

 The selectors are also scheduled to meet in Vancouver and discuss a formalised scouting system for future admissions to Cricket Canada HP Academy System. Cricket Canada intends to set standards for admission at various levels and appoint scouts nationwide to review and nominate players. More details to follow. 

Fri, 04/08/2016

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.

"This is part of a continual process to enhance Cricket Canada's governance and administrative policies"

To facilitate the process, Cricket Canada has established a nominations committee of Dave Liverman, Kantilal Patel and Ingleton Liburd (Coordinator). Persons interested in being nominated for any of the available positions should submit their nomination to the committee.

Nomination – Any nomination of an individual for elections should:

a)      Include the written consent of the nominee by signed or electronic signature; 

b)      Be submitted to cricketcanada@gmail.com by May 14, 2016.

The positions up for elections are as follows:

·         President

·         Vice President

·         Secretary

·         Two (2) Directors at Large

Mon, 03/21/2016

Cricket Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) concluded in Vancouver, BC over the weekend with all provincial delegates present in attendance. It was another successful and a very productive meeting with many fruitful discussions. Strategic decisions and key initiatives were taken to move Cricket in Canada forward.

It was unanimously agreed upon by 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. It was also decided unanimously that the existing board of directors will continue in their respective positions in the interim.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, we are looking forward to a successful year for Cricket in Canada in 2016. More updates on the elections to follow on our Website & Social media.

Wed, 03/16/2016

The Cricket Canada AGM will be held on March 19th and 20th at the Delta Vancouver Suites.

Delta Vancouver Suites

550 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC

 

The positions up for election are as follows

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Two (2) Directors-at-Large

 

A condensed version of the agenda is shown below.

 

Saturday March 19, 2016

 

Meeting A & B - Provincial Directors and Board of Directors 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Closed)

Meeting C         - Provincial Directors and Board of Directors 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Closed)

Meeting D        - Open meeting 3:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Sunday March 20, 2016

 

Meeting E        - Provincial Directors 12:00 - 12:30 pm (Closed)

Meeting F        - Open meeting 12:30 - 1:00 pm 

Sun, 02/21/2016

Cricket Canada is very excited to announce our Selection Committee panel.

Tajinder Dayal (TJ) as previously announced is Chair of Senior Selection committee and is now joined by former Canadian fast bowler Henry Osinde.

Osinde, after accepting the role which will mainly focus on ODI (50 Over) format, thanked Cricket Canada for the opportunity and said he is looking forward to work with the group to move cricket back to where Canada belongs.

Since its inception, T20 cricket has just taken over in Canada & rest of the World and its future growth is only inevitable. While our Senior team failed to qualify for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India, a lot of players get opportunities to play for private leagues (Masters League, CPL, IPL draft, BPL) all across the globe which makes it imperative to pick a selector who could focus on talent scouting in this ever evolving format. With that, we are thrilled to announce former Indian First class & Kings X1 Punjab IPL cricketer - Love Ablish.

Known for his death bowling...Love not only participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2008-12 with Kings X1 but also was the highest T20 wicket taker in Ranji Trophy from 2009 to 2010.

Phillip Navaratne has been retained in this panel as Secretary to High Performance (HP) & Selection committee and his main duties are liaison and coordination between players, selectors, director of the senior team and the office. Welcome back Phillip.

As the talent scouting to rebuild the Canadian National team begins....watch out for an exciting update from HP committee coming very soon!! Thanks for all the comments & likes in previous posts...our fans support just has been incredible!!

 

 

Sun, 02/21/2016

Cricket Canada wishes to invite the support and participation of accomplished cricket supporters to nominate players for the selection of Senior High Performance Squad. Our goal is to find committed and accomplished talent, who want to participate in the national team to improve Cricket Canada’s performance in domestic as well as international level.

Cricket Canada is taking steps towards investing in committed cricket talent by spending its high performance activities such as training by accomplished coaches, visits to HP academies and raising the level of domestic competitions by inviting foreign talent to play in domestic tournaments as well as by organising higher level tournaments.

We are looking for new players that are not known to us at this time and have never been part of past HP selections.  Current and former players of the Cricket Canada Senior Men’s National team, Level II Coaches and Level III Umpires and the provincial cricket bodies are encouraged to nominate players for the selection camp to be held in the near future. Please ensure that you have player consent prior to nominating.

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce that for every successful nomination made by an individual, where the nominee is selected into the HP squad, Cricket Canada will provide $500.00 to the nominator for the introduction. Please note that the award is for the nominations of players that have not been part of the Cricket Canada HP player pool in the past. Players that don’t have access to any of the above should contact their league and/or provincial organisation for recommendation.

 

Please provide

1.       Name of the player:

2.       Age and player

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  

6.       Phone and email of the player  

7.       Reason’s for the nomination ( Accomplishments of the player)

Please forward the nomination by March 7th 2016 to:

Phillip Navaratne

Secretary HP Program & Selection    

Cricket Canada

Email: PhilipNavaratne@cricketcanada.org

Tue, 12/29/2015

All rounder Abraash Khan will lead Canada at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from January 20 - February 12, 2016. Mike Sharma is the manager and Errol Barrow is Head Coach.

Prior to the ICC U19 CWC, the team will travel to Sri Lanka for a one week training camp where they will play three practices matches. 

Canada is placed in group B along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Afghanistan.  Canada will play warm up matches against Australia and India prior to the start of the group matches.

Canada squad

  1. Abraash Khan - Captain
  2. Abdul Haseeb
  3. Akash Gill
  4. Amish Taploo
  5. Arslan Khan
  6. Bhavindu Adhihetty
  7. Harsh Thaker
  8. Kurt Ramdath
  9. Mamik Luthra
  10. Miraj Patel
  11. Prushoth Wijayaraj
  12. Sarbjot Sivia
  13. Shlok Patel
  14. Suliman Khan
  15. Thursaanth Anantharajah

Mike Sharma - Manager

Errol Barrow - Head Coach

Tue, 12/08/2015

South Africa to open title defence against host Bangladesh in Chittagong

 

·       48 matches to be played across eight venues from 27 January to 14 February; ICC to produce live broadcast coverage of 20 matches

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016.

 

Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share 48 matches between them during the 19-day tournament, which will open with the match between defending champion South Africa and host Bangladesh at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong.

 

The tournament will culminate with the final at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All matches will be day fixtures and will start at 0930 local time. The Super League semi-finals and final will have reserve days.

 

For the first time in the history of this competition, ICC will produce live broadcast coverage of an unprecedented 20 matches. The matches which will be shown around the world by ICC broadcast partner, Star Sports and its licensees. include four from Chittagong, nine from Mirpur and seven from Fatullah. In the 2014 event in the UAE, Star Sportsand its licensees had broadcast 11 matches, while 10 matches each were televised from the 2008, 2010 and 2012 events in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia respectively. More details on broadcast coverage of the event will be announced in due course.

 

This increased broadcast coverage is a clear reflection in the enhanced profile of the event, which is billed as the platform for future stars. This claim can be substantiated by the fact that nine of the 10 current Test captains have previously played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, while Pakistan’s One-Day International captain Azhar Ali participated in the 2002 tournament in New Zealand.

 

Announcing the schedule, ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, said: “The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup an event which provides talented youngsters an early taste of international cricket in a global setting. Countless players have come through this event, and emerged shortly afterwards on to the international arena.

 

“It is at this tournament that the players also receive important education on topics such anti-doping and anti-corruption, which provides them a head start on the challenges that lie ahead for professional sportsmen.

 

“Bangladesh has staged a number of ICC events in the past and all these have been hugely successful because of the passionate and enthusiastic crowds as well as high quality playing facilities.”

 

According to the event format, the 16 sides have been equally divided into four groups of four each, with the top two from each group progressing to the Super League stage and the bottom two to feature in the Plate Championship.

 

Apart from the 10 Test playing countries, six Associate and Affiliate Member sides – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal and Scotland – will also participate after winning the various regional qualifying events.

 

Reflecting on his time at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2006 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, said: “I played in the 2006 event and it prepared me for the international stage. So, when I went to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 the following year, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect.

 

“The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is like a dress rehearsal for the senior level.  It is the first stepping stone for every international cricketer. You can actually get a reasonable picture of the future. The genuine articles, the ones that are going to proceed to the next level and beyond can be identified here if you take a good look.”

 

Tournament website



Click here for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 website

 

Previous winners

 

1988 – Australia

1998 - England

2000 - India

2002 – Australia

2004 – Pakistan

2006 - Pakistan

2008 - India

2010 – Australia

2012 - India

2014 – South Africa

 

 

 

Groups

 

GROUP A

GROUP B

GROUP C

GROUP D

South Africa

Pakistan

England

Australia

Bangladesh

Sri Lanka

West Indies

India

Scotland

Afghanistan

Zimbabwe

New Zealand

Namibia

Canada

Fiji

Nepal

 

Warm-up matches

 

22 Jan – West Indies v Scotland, Fatullah; South Africa v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

23 Jan – Pakistan v Nepal, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v New Zealand, BKSP-2; Afghanistan v Australia, BKSP-3; India v Canada, BKSP-4; England v Namibia, CDVs, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, ZACS, Chittagong

24 Jan – South Africa v West Indies, Fatullah; Scotland v Fiji, Fatullah Outer

25 Jan – Afghanistan v New Zealand, BKSP-1; Sri Lanka v Nepal, BKSP-2; Australia v Canada, BKSP-3; Pakistan v India, BKSP-4; Zimbabwe v Namibia, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Bangladesh, ZACS, Chittagong

 

Tournament matches

 

Group matches

27 Jan – England v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; South Africa v Bangladesh*, ZACS, Chittagong

28 Jan – Australia v India*, Mirpur; New Zealand v Nepal, Fatullah; Pakistan v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Sri Lanka v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

29 Jan – Zimbabwe v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v West Indies*, ZACS, Chittagong; Scotland v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main)

30 Jan – India v New Zealand*, Mirpur; Australia v Nepal, Fatullah; Sri Lanka v Afghanistan, SICS, Sylhet; Pakistan v Canada, SDVC, Sylhet

31 Jan – West Indies v Fiji, CDVS, Chittagong; England v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (second)

1 Feb – India v Nepal*, Mirpur; Australia v New Zealand, Fatullah; Afghanistan v Canada, SICS, Sylhet

2 Feb – West Indies v Zimbabwe*, ZACS, Chittagong; Bangladesh v Namibia, Cox’s Bazar (main); South Africa v Scotland, Cox’s Bazar (second)

3 Feb – Pakistan v Sri Lanka*, Mirpur

 

Plate Championship

4 Feb – Plater quarter-final 1 (AA3 v DD4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 3 (DD3 v AA4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

5 Feb – Plate quarter-final 2 (BB3 v CC4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate quarter-final 4 (CC3 v BB4), Cox’s Bazar (second)

7 Feb – Plate play/off semi 1 (loser PQF1 v loser PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main)

8 Feb – Plate semi-final 1 (winner PQF1 v winner PQF4), Cox’s Bazar (main); Plate play/off 2 (loser PQF2 v loser PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

9 Feb – Plate semi-final 2 (winner PQF2 v winner PQF3), Cox’s Bazar (second)

10 Feb – Plate play/off for 13th/14th positions (winner plate play/off semi-final 1 v winner plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main)

11 Feb – Plate play/off for 15th/16th positions (loser plate play/off semi-final 1 v loser plate play/off semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second

12 Feb – Plate final (winner plate semi-final 1 v winner plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (main); plate play/off for 11th/ 12thpositions (loser plate semi-final 1 v loser plate semi-final 2), Cox’s Bazar (second)

 

Super League

5 Feb – Super League quarter-final 1* (AA1 v DD2), Mirpur

6 Feb – Super League quarter-final 3* (DD1 v AA2), Fatullah

7 Feb – Super League quarter-final 4* (CC1 v BB2), Mirpur

8 Feb – Super League quarter-final 2* (BB1 v CC2), Fatullah

9 Feb – Super League semi-final 1* (winner Super League quarter-final 1 v winner Super League quarter-final 4), Mirpur; Super League play/off semi-final 1* (loser Super League quarter-final 1 v loser Super League quarter-final 4), Fatullah

10 Feb – Super League play/off semi-final 2* (loser Super League quarter-final 2 v loser Super League quarter-final 3), Fatullah

11 Feb – Super League semi-final 2* (winner Super League quarter-final 2 v winner Super League quarter-final 3), Mirpur; Super League play/off 7th/8th positions* (loser Super League play/off semi-final 1 v loser Super League play/off semi-final 2), Fatullah

12 Feb – Super League play/off for 5th/6th positions* (winner Super League play/off semi-final 1 v winner Super League play/off Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

13 Feb – Super League play/off four 3rd/4th positions* (loser Super League semi-final 1 v loser Super League semi-final 2), Fatullah

14 Feb – Super League final* (winner Super League semi-final 1 v winner Super League semi-final 2), Mirpur

 

*Denotes matches that will be broadcast live

Mon, 11/30/2015

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking an individual who can execute on its vision to become the top Associate cricket nation, and in particular, 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 particular 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 growthof the current CCKids Program

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

3.      Assist the General Manager with other domestic development initiatives and competitions

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

           

REQUIRMENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

 

·         A relevant tertiary degree/diploma

·         L2 cricket coach

·         Current Vulnerable Sector Police Check

·         Thorough understanding of Canadian schools environment

·         Understanding of best practice junior development strategies

·         Passionate, positivity and energetic

·         Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present 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

o   Managing employees to achieve results

o   Working with a wide range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds

 

CONDITIONS

 

·         Full-time, reporting to the General Manager. Based in CC’s Toronto Office.

 

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 December 15, 2015

Tue, 10/13/2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the ICC Americas Regional team, which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Nagico Super50 tournament.

 

A 15-man squad, plus five reserves, was selected following the ICC Americas Cricket Combine that took place in Indianapolis from September 20 to 27.  Over 90 players took part in the Combine, while several hundred players were assessed as part of an online application process.

 

The Combine coaching staff included ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh, former Indian international Venkatapathy Raju, internationally renowned America fielding coach Mike Young and several coaches from Associate Member countries within the ICC Americas region.

 

“We’d like to thank all the players and coaches involved in what was a unique process to select the team,” said ICC Americas High Performance consultant, Tom Evans.

 

“There is an exciting amount of talent in the region, and we are looking forward to helping the players selected, and those that missed out this time, continue to improve.”

                                                

The full list of selected players is provided below:

 

Name

Country

Akeem Dodson

USA

Alex Amsterdam

USA

Danial Ahmed

USA

Hammad Shahid

USA

Hamza Tariq

Canada

Jeremy Gordon

Canada

Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan

USA

Muhammad Ghous

USA

Navneet Dhaliwal

Canada

Nitish Kumar

Canada

Ruvindu Gunesekera

Canada

Srimantha Wijeyeratne

Canada

Steven Taylor

USA

Timil Patel

USA

Timroy Allen

USA

Reserves

David Pieters

USA

Fahad Barbar

USA

Jasdeep Singh

USA

Nikhil Dutta

Canada

Saad Bin Zafar

Canada

 

The player leaders and team coaching staff will be announced at a later date.

 

“I am really thankful to the ICC and WICB for this opportunity,” said Canadian batsman Ruvindu Gunesekera.

 

“It’s exciting to be selected in the squad for this event and I look forward to representing my country and the region with pride and taking it up to the best players in the Caribbean.”

 

The best performing ICC Americas players during the Nagico Super50 could receive an opportunity to trial for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).