Sat, 04/05/2014

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy makes his final report to the AGM. After 7 years at  Cricket Canada, the past 2 at the helm, Moorthy is moving on.

In his final remarks, Moorthy thanked all the volunteers, staff and board members that he had served with as well as the members of the public that have supported the organization over the past several years as well as singling out the contributions of a few dedicated people who have served the organization with distinction. He also wished all the best to the incoming president and his new board.

Moorthy highlighted the progress that had been made off the field, especially over the past two years, that have resulted in a dramatic change in fortunes as Cricket Canada truly became a functioning corporation and turned the page on some missteps with its major stakeholders.

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Moorthy thanked his colleagues for their support over the past 7 years saying

"While we certainly have had some challenges, we have had a lot of success as well. Moving Cricket Canada forward was first about steering a big ship around which we were able to do. I am happy we were able to give it a push forward as well and now look forward to enjoying watching as a fan and a supporter as to where things go from here."

Former Captain Ashish Bagai spoke about the time Moorthy spent at the organization

"Ravin has been instrumental in moving this organization forward over the last decade and his committment and leadership will definitely be missed around the country.  His passion for the sport and for moving Canada forward was inspirational to see and helped drive all of us at Cricket Canada.  In a country where you have to really believe in the cause and love the game of cricket due to the lack of financial or other benefits, Ravin stood out as one that always looked to give more than he expected back from the game. I thank him for his years of service and wish him and his family all the best in the years ahead."

 

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Wed, 04/02/2014

Cricket Canada is please to provide its 2014 Annual Report.

The report captures the highs...and lows of the 2013 Calendar year and sets the stage for some exciting developments in 2014.

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Tue, 04/01/2014

Cricket Canada announces today the departure of Chief Executive Doug Hannum.  Mr. Hannum elected not to seek a contract extension with the organization at the end of his contract

After joining the organization in 2012, Mr. Hannum was part of the leadership team that led a dramatic turnaround of the organization off the field.

We are pleased to advise that Mr. Hannum has agreed to stay on as a consultant to the organization.

Mon, 03/31/2014

I am very pleased to present, on behalf Cricket Canada’s board of directors, a strategic update for 2013.

The following represents the collective knowledge of ‘Cricket in Canada’ as through a two-year process, we have gathered input from all of our key stakeholders including the ICC, Sport Canada, players, administrators and most importantly our fans.  In our update we have shown that 2013 was a year of progress for Canadian cricket despite challenges on the field.

We must be honest with our progress and to that end we did not do well on the field. We did not make strides in getting onto the ODI table or into either World Cup but we do have an opportunity to move forward by getting back into the Intercontinental Cup at World Cricket League Division 2 in January. 

Despite those challenges we did make some measureable progress in High Performance. We removedthe elected officials from cricket operations by forming a high performance committee to direct strategy and after years of trying, finally reform the selection committee so that the people selecting our teams have the experience of playing at the level they are selecting for. 

Cultivating a meaningful relationship with Trinidad and Tobago meant opportunities for our team to play one of the top Twenty20 sides in the world as well as improve our National Cricket League with foreign internationals giving a much-needed push to our domestic players.

In 2014, we broke down barriers off the field. Broadcast deals for our domestic cricket and home internationals meant that we reached our target of over 75 hours of broadcasting cricket. A monumental task in this age of competitive sports television. We surpassed 50,000 likes on Facebook and expanded our digital strategy, which led to sponsorship opportunities.

We have restored honour and credibility to our office and with that has come sponsorship dollars and increased Sport Canada funding. We surpassed our target of non-ICC funding of 20% and are on-track to almost double that percentage in 2014.

Everything starts with a plan, and our successes were borne out of the collaborative effort which is set forth in this plan. You all contributed in one way or another through your input, your comments, and your support.  

This document must be considered a living and breathing document. As the organization and external factors change, as will our objectives so keeping our vision and mission in mind will be critical to staying focused. Strategic planning is the key success factor for any organization and we will continue to follow this process as we work our way to successes.

The upcoming years are critical for the development of cricket in Canada both on and off the field and I am confident that this plan will keep us on track.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this process, and in particular Deloitte, for their very generous contribution of time and expertise.

Kind Regards,

Ravin Moorthy
President

March 2014

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Thu, 03/27/2014

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the inaugural induction class into the Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on April 5th at Trappers Resturant in Toronto Ontario.

Tickets can be purchased here

The hall inducted members in 4 categories; Player, Builder, Official and Team. Criteria for players included a minimum 3-year waiting period before induction.

John Davison, who led the charge to put Canada on the World Cricket map and will forever be remember for his stunning century against West Indies in the 2003 World Cup headlines the list of player inductions. Former teammate Ian Bilcliff, and captain Joe Harris, as well as Farouk Kirmani and Ingleton Liburd are among the inductees in the hall. Ave Mogan, is inducted as one of Canada's top women's cricketers of all time.

Complete player induction list:

I. Bilcliff, G. Brisbane, A. Clarke, J. Davison, F. Dennis, J. Harris, R. Jayasekera, T. Javed, D. Joseph, F. Kirmani,   I. Liburd,C. Marshall,B. Mauricette,A. Morgan,P. Prashad, M. Prashad, J. Vaughn

Builders were inducted as the official list of lifetime members of the organization. Clifford Cox and Kevin Boller are added to this list for their contributions to Canadian Cricket

Complete builder induction list:

J.M.P Molyneaux, J.N. Bartlett, J.S. White, C.D. Lester, A.J.M Long, J.C Marshall, J.A. McFarlane, C. D. Yeomans, F.W Cayley, L.J.H Gunn, W. Weighton, I. R. Hill, E. A Bracht, A. Hesford, G. Williams, C. Wilson, C. Clarke, J. Kyle, K. Gopaulsingh, G. Lloyd, W. Sinrich, A. Wildblood, G. Edwards, B. Sennik, C. Cox, K. Boller

Fredrick Heather and Colin Harvey will be inducted in the official’s category while the 2003 Senior Men’s team, which knocked off Bangladesh in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, will be inducted in the team category.

 

Cricket Canada President Ravin Moorthy congratulated all of the inductees on their achievement

“It is wonderful to finally get this off the ground and I am sure that the committee will add to this list in the years going forward. We have had over 125 years of great achievement to be recognized and we hope to see this hall of fame grow in stature and numbers in the years to come. Congratulations to all of the inaugural inductees”

The hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony is April 5th at Trappers Restaurant in Toronto.

 

   

 

Sat, 03/22/2014

The Cricket Canada AGM will be held on April 5th and 6th at the Sport Alliance of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario.

SPORT ALLIANCE OF ONTARIO
3 Concorde Gate, Toronto ON M3C 3C5 Canada

Owing to Cricket Canada's new constitution, all positions will be up for election. Cricket Canada's executive will be replaced by a new Board of Directors. This board will be screened through a nomination comitee and elected by the council of provincial directors.

The positions up for election are as follows

President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Three (3) Directors-at-Large

A detailed nomination process can be found here.

A condensed version of the meeting agenda is shown below.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2014

 

Session 1 – Provincial Director’s meeting – 815-11:00 (Closed)

Session 2 – Cricket Canada Board of Directors Meeting (Closed) 11:00-12:00 – 1:00-2:00

Session 3 – CRICKET CANADA PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS MEETING 2:15-245

Session 4 - CRICKET CANADA AGM (Open) 2:45-4:45  

 

CRICKET CANADA HALL OF FAME DINNER – TRAPPERS RESTAURANT, TORONTO  (630P)

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2014 (8AM – 10AM)

 

Session 5 – Cricket Canada Board of Directors Meeting (Closed) 08:00 – 10:00AM

Session 6 – Cricket Canada Provincial Directors Meeting (Closed) 10:00 – 11:00AM

Election of Directors

Wed, 03/19/2014

Cricket Canada is saddened today to annouce the passing of former president James (Jimmy) S. Siew.

A former captain in the RCAF, Siew served as former president of OCA and OVCA, as well as Cricket Canada. He passed away peacefully at the age of 85; Siew leaves behind his wife of 62 years as well as 4 children, his grandchildren and great-grand child.

FULL OBITUARY

Cricket Canada President, Ravin Moorthy, praised Siew for his contributions to Canadian Cricket.

"Jimmy harkened back to a different age of adminstrator who dedicated his life to serving his country. As a captain in the RCAF he served with distinction but also served amature athletics playing Rugby, Soccer, Field Hockey and Cricket. While serving both OVCA and OCA, Jimmy eventually ascended to Cricket Canada's (then CCA's) presidency where he served with distinction.

As administrators, we should strive to extoll the virtues of hard work and dedication that Jimmy practiced.

Our condolences go out to his family; the cricket community will miss Jimmy but he will not be forgotten."

 
Tue, 03/11/2014

NOTICE OF THE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

For the year ending December 31 2013

TO ALL GENERAL/EXECUTIVE MEMBERS; COORDINATORS; COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation shall be held at the Sport Alliance of Ontario, Toronto, on Saturday 5th April and Sunday 6th April 2014. 

The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the accepted “CORPORATE AGM” procedures.

Address of the meeting place:

SPORT ALLIANCE OF ONTARIO

3 Concorde Gate, Toronto ON M3C 3C5 Canada

Copy of the Agenda and any further details of the meeting will follow.

                 

Calvin Clarke, General Secretary

416-495-6937

416-888-6938 (c)

cclarke15@yahoo.com

Mon, 03/10/2014

Cricket Canada is proud to announce the Inaugural Cricket Canada Hall of Fame. The initial class of inductees will be inducted on April 5, 2014 at the first every Hall of Fame dinner 

Inductees will be honoured in three categories, player, builder and officials.

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy is thrilled to get the Hall of Fame off the ground. 

"Its been a long time coming, this organization has a tremendous history and its time that we properly record and honour that history. So many players, officials and administrators have given their time and achieved so much for this organize and we are proud to honour them" said Moorthy. 

The 2014 induction ceremony will be held at Trapper's Restaurant in Toronto on April 5th 2014. Tickets can be purchased here. 

 

Fri, 02/21/2014

Canada vs. Bangladesh in the plate semi-final

SCORECARD