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

March 2014



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.

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

Three (3) Directors-at-Large

A detailed nomination process can be found here.

A condensed version of the meeting agenda is shown below.




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




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.


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



For the year ending December 31 2013


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:


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


416-888-6938 (c)

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


Wed, 02/19/2014

Half centuries from Nikhil Dutta and Nitish Kumar were not enough to chase down West Indies. Canada move on to the plate round



Sun, 02/16/2014

Faseen Valli became the first batsman in the tournament to score a century and take four wickets in the same match as South Africa overcame a spirited challenge from Canada to win its Group C clash of the ICC Under-19 World Cup by 45 runs at the Abu Dhabi Oval 1.

On Sunday (February 16), Valli’s all-round show ensured South Africa registered its second consecutive win of the tournament to put itself on top of the Group C standings. He scored an unbeaten 102 from 92 balls, with 10 fours and two sixes, and featured in a 102-run fifth-wicket partnership with Bradley Dial (47) as South Africa posted 293 for 6 after being sent into bat.

It was an uphill task, but Canada put up a valiant fight. Sudeepta Aurka, the opener, made a solid 69 and was well assisted by Nitish Kumar (53), the captain. The duo’s stand of 101 for the second wicket ensured Canada needed just a little over seven an over for the last 18 overs, but a middle order collapse put paid to its hopes.

Valli’s offspin proved tough for Canada to negotiate as he returned figures of 4 for 43 in his ten overs. Canada’s innings ended at 248 for 8 in 50 overs, with Sibonela Makhanya, the medium pacer, picking up three wickets. 

Valli is now the leading run-getter and wicket-taker in the tournament with 155 runs and six wickets respectively. 

Canada now take on West Indies on Tuesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1 in Abu Dhabi while South Africa will face Zimbabwe on the same day.



Fri, 02/14/2014
Canada 192-9, 50 overs (Nikhil Dutta 56, Nitish Kumar 36, Armaan Kapoor 28, Keenan Tinto 21; Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 3-17, Herbert Chikomba 2-21)
Zimbabwe 195-4, 43.5 overs (Joylord Gumbie 49, Charles Kunje 42 not out, Tarisai Musakanda 33, Luke Jongwe  25 not out, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 24)
Man of the match - Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (Zimbabwe)