Tue, 10/15/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming T20 Qualifier to be played in UAE from November 15-30, 2013:

Ashish Bagai - Captain (TDCA)
Jimmy Hansra - Vice Captain (BCMCL)
Hiral Patel (TDCA)
Jeremy Gordon (TDCA)
Usman Limbada (TDCA)
Henry Osinde (TDCA)
Raza Rehman (TDCA)

Coach:  Gus Logie

Manager:  Johnny Bujan

S&C/Athletic Therapist:  Scott Stanger

Performance Analyst:  Keith Deonaraine

Captain Ashish Bagai leads a veteran squad into Dubai with eyes on grabbing one of the 6 spots up for grabs in the 2014 T20 Cricket World Cup scheduled for April in Bangladesh. Canada will be looking to make good after dissapointing finishes (5th in 2008 and 8th in 2010) in the tournament in what could be the last chance at T20 glory for some of the squads veterans. 

Canada is in Group A with Ireland, UAE, United States, Namibia and Italy. The tournament starts November 15th and runs until November 30th.

Canada lands in Sri Lanka on November 1st for a 10 day training camp with matches against local first class sides as well as a game against Scotland.



Thu, 10/03/2013

Cricket Canada announces its launch of the inaugural GO TO BAT for CRICKET CANADA Fundraising Dinner.

Being held at Trappers Restaurant at 3479 Yonge Street in Toronto on Friday, November 29, 2013, you are invited to join us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course gourmet dinner with your choice of entrée (including a vegetarian option), DJ entertainment, a Silent Auction, and meet-&-greet Team Coaches and Players.  Proceeds support junior development and our national teams.

Tickets are $100 per person and you will be provided with a charitable receipt for $50.  Dress code is Cocktail Attire. Tickets can be purchased at http://gotobatdinner.eventbrite.ca

Thu, 10/03/2013

Fans of Canadian Cricket can support junior development and Canada’s National Teams with a donation to Cricket Canada.  It’s easy … just click on this link:  http://cricketdonation.eventbrite.ca

Donations of $50 or more will receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes.


Thu, 10/03/2013


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Police Station, 23 Division, 5230 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON   M9V 0A1



Register by email before the date above, stating the level of examination that you wish to sit.  See below for the only method of registration.  Persons who fail to register may not be allowed to sit the examination.

Candidates for the Intermediate Umpire, Qualified Umpire, and Qualified Scorer certificates must bring their own calculators for Last Hour calculations and also bring D/L sheets and resource tables.

Candidates may only attempt more than one Cricket Canada umpiring examination and more than one Cricket Canada scoring examination in any calendar year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) if they are successful in the first examination.


Provisional Umpire examination (Level 1).  Start time 9:00 am

Candidates must demonstrate a reasonably good knowledge of the current MCC Laws (Part A) and the  basic ICC Standard Playing Conditions (Part B) for limited overs matches.  To increase the chance of success in this examination, candidates are very strongly advised to study both “Tom Smith’s New Cricket Umpiring and Scoring” current version ISBN 978-0-297-86641-1 and the current (October 2012) ICC rules for limited overs matches.  This qualification normally expires after five seasons.  The examination lasts for one hour.  Minimum age 12 years*.  Pass mark 70% in Part A and 70% in Part B.  Fee $10


Intermediate Umpire examination (Level 2).  Start time 9:00 am

Candidates must demonstrate a very good knowledge of the MCC Laws (Part A) and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches including the manual Duckworth/Lewis method (Part B).  Candidates must pass both Part A and Part B.  The examination lasts for two-and-a-half hours.  Pass mark 75%.  Fee $12


Qualified Umpire (Level 3).  Start time 9:00 am

Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the MCC Laws (Part A), including LBW and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches including Duckworth/Lewis method (Part B).  The examination lasts for three hours.  Some answers to the questions require detailed explanations.  Candidates must pass both Parts A and B and the LBW questions.  Cricket Canada Qualified Umpires are capable of standing in any cricket match up to the national level.  Pass mark 80%.  Fee $12.  This qualification requires successful on-field assessments by umpires appointed by Cricket Canada.


Provisional Scorer examination.  Start time 9:00 am

Minimum age 12 years*.  Candidates must demonstrate a reasonably good knowledge of the current MCC Laws and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches as they concern scorers.  To increase the chance of success in this examination, candidates are strongly advised to study both “Tom Smith’s New Cricket Umpiring and Scoring” current version ISBN 978-0-297-86641-1 and the current (October 2012) ICC rules for limited overs matches.  This qualification normally expires after five seasons.  Pass mark 70%.  Fee $10


Qualified Scorer examination.  Start time 9:00 am

Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the MCC Laws and Test match playing conditions (Part A) and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches including the manual Duckworth/Lewis method and bonus point calculation (Part B), as they concern scorers.  A score sheet is provided for Part C.  The examination lasts for three hours.  Candidates are expected to pass Parts A, B, and C.  This qualification normally expires after five seasons.  Pass mark 80%.  Fee $12


* assignments are subject to the local league’s playing conditions


Kantilal (Ken) Patel

Umpire Coordinator and Chairman, Umpire Certification


To register, contact:

Gwynne Giles


Copy:  patel_kantilal@hotmail.com

Mon, 09/30/2013

Cricket Canada (CC), is seeking energetic individuals or organizations capable of identifying and developing commercial opportunities and partnerships to assist in the development of cricket in Canada.  CC is the governing body for Cricket in Canada.

Cricket Canada is seeking a dedicated resources individual or group focused on identifying commercial opportunities and securing much needed financial resources. The successful applicant(s) will research, identify and procure new relationships with corporate partners and government agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CC  senior management to establish a commercial strategy;
  • Research Government (Federal, Provincial and Local) grants that CC may be eligible to apply for;
  • With the support of CC, prepare grant applications and submit them on behalf of CC;
  • Prepare materials and distribute these to attract and secure benefactors and benevolent Foundations;
  • Assist in an analysis of  inventory of prospective commercial assets, creating commercial programs that are attractive to commercial supporters;
  • Research and identify key commercial segments that align with the objectives and assets of CC;
  • Develop commercial programs and sponsorship proposals aimed at securing corporate sponsors of cricket;
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with prospective corporate sponsors and government agencies;
  • Proactively create, build and enhance relationships with partners, ensuring their long term sustainability;
  • Deliver tangible commercial results within agreed target times;
  • Assist in the management of all sponsors and grant contracts, preparing for sponsor servicing ‘hand over’ to CC at the conclusion of the transaction.


RFP Requirements:

Submission of a proposal that covers the following:

  • Demonstration of experience in obtaining sponsorship
  • A short overview listing the planned approach
  • Examples of previous campaigns, preferably with copies of material
  • A listing of professional references
  • Expectations regarding retainer


Other requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary business degree
  • Significant sales experience in a sporting environment
  • Significant experience and proven track record in constructing sponsorship proposals and marketing materials
  • Advanced negotiating skills with potential benevolent Foundations, benefactors, sponsors and official suppliers
  • Proven success in identifying, establishing and building strong business partnerships
  • Experience and success in identifying and preparing government funding grant applications
  • Experience and involvement working in commercial transactions with benefactors and benevolent Foundations
  • Skills and experience in commercial strategic planning
  • Persuasive presentation skills
  • A self-starter, with a professional, determined and persistent approach


Nature of the Role:

Consultancy Agreement with retainer and commission to be negotiated; remuneration offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your proposal and cover letter to doughannum@cricketcanada.org

This role is all about commercial results and consistent successful negotiations for the benefit of cricket development in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those deemed qualified will be contacted.


Applications close 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday October 11th, 2013.  

Wed, 09/25/2013

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking to employ Community Coaches to work in its exciting CC Kids Program.

CC is the governing body for cricket in Canada, its head office is in Toronto and it is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council as part of cricket’s global development programme.

The role of Community Coach is to sustainably grow participation in the Greater Toronto Area, in cooperation with the Cricket Council of Ontario, with a particular focus on developing the game in primary schools and transitioning these children into regular junior cricketers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting primary schools to be a part of CC Kids Programs
  • Planning and delivering quality programs within schools
  • Delivering introduction to cricket coach education courses for teachers, parents and volunteers
  • Promoting, recruiting and coordinating CC Kids Ten10 regional weeknight competitions
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships to influence the sustained growth of cricket through work with schools, facilities providers, parents, volunteers and other cricket stakeholders
    • Completing weekly reports to the Participation Project Manager which detail schools visited, competitions run, teachers trained and participant numbers
    • Provide strategic feedback on the delivery aspect of the program and any improvement areas

Requirements for a successful candidate include:

  • Understanding of Canadian schools and cricket environment
  • Level 1 Cricket Coaching Accreditation preferable
    • Current Police Record Check
    • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present to groups and influence change
  • Strong administration skills and proficiency with Microsoft word, excel and outlook programs
    • Experience with delivering cricket programs to children, teachers and volunteers
  • Experience organizing tournaments and events
  • Passionate, energetic, self driven and results-oriented

Conditions of employment:

  • Community Coaches will be Toronto based and casually employed and must be available to work both during school hours and after school hours.


A Position Description may be requested by emailing hr@cricketcanada.org.  If you meet the requirements and feel you can thrive in this role, please email a cover letter outlining what you believe to be the four most critical elements to delivering a successful cricket program for children aged 6 – 13 years and your resume to hr@cricketcanada.org by 5pm on Friday 11th October.

Thu, 08/29/2013

A tour which was dominated by Canada most of the way came to a screeching halt as a bad pitch undid Canada on Thursday. Losing a toss that had to be won, Canada's batsmen were hung out losing the first 6 wickets for 16 runs. Only Damodar Daesarath (29) managed to show any kind of gumption to bat through challenging conditions as Timm van der Gugten (5-24) and Peter Seelar (4-15) did Canada in.


Tue, 08/27/2013

A spirited performance by Canada was ruined by wet outfield at MLCC on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after a reserve day was brought into play, the field conditions were determined to be unplayable by match officials.


Winning the toss and bowling first in a 28 over rain reduced match, Canada's paceman struck early led by Jeremy Gordon, continuing his fine form from the summer. Gordon finished with 3-26 but it was debutant Kenneth Kamyuka who picked up four wickets, including one with his first ball in ODI cricket that did the damage. Netherlands were reeling at 62-6 but Ben Cooper led a steady rearguard that added crucial runs taking the total to 143. 

In reply, in form Ruvindu Gunaskera fell early but Hiral Patel and Nitish Kumar took the score to 61-1 off 10 overs before rain intervened. Canada will stat the day on Wednesday needing 82 runs in 18 overs with  9 wickets in hand. 


Sat, 08/24/2013

Canada has won its first ICUP match in over 6 years with a 8 wicket win over the Netherlands. Canada began Day 3 with two quick wickets but Netherlands tail wagged enough to hang on until after lunch before Jeremy Gordon and Harvir Baidwan cleaned up the last few wickets. Canada needed 65 runs to get and Ruvindu Gunasekera quickly knocked off the runs.

Coach Gus Logie was pleased with the result.

Improvement in our performance in the ICUP has been steady and consistent, but we have not gone onto victory until this game against the Netherlands where there has been a shift in momentum. It has strengthened the belief in the squad,particularly those, whose performances have already won rave reviews.
As we strive for excellence both on and off the field, our focus now shifts to the ODI format. There is all indication that it will beexciting cricket from both teams."



DAY 2 - CANADA 436 ALL OUT (Gunasekera 150) | Netherlands 164 ALL OUT & 169-4 (Gordon 2-57)
Ruvindu Gunaskera scored a career best 150 in the second day of the Intercontinental Cup match on Friday at MLCC. Half centuries by Salman Nazar (60) and Jimmy Hansra (53) paired with a late flourish from the tail led Canada to a massive 436 all out.
The lead looked even bigger when Canada struck early to reduce the Netherlands to 4-2. Netherlands showed strong fight back and now sit at 169-4 as they fight to stay in the match.
DAY 1 - NETHERLANDS 164 ALL OUT (Rehman 4-8, Gordon 4-56) | CANADA 116-4 (Gunasekera 60*, Nazar 0*)

An enthralling day of mulit-day cricket where 14 wickets fell for 280 runs has left Canada with their nose slightly ahead after the first day of the Intercontinental Cup match at Maple Leaf Cricket Club at King City. 

Ashish Bagai backed his bowlers when we won the toss and put the visitors into bat. Netherlands got off to a solid start with Eric Szwarczynski hitting a solid half century. Netherlands were crusing at 132-3 before Canada struck. Jeremy Gordon and Raza Rehman each picked 4 wickets adding to the 2 scalps nabbed by Cecil Pervez. The final 10 Netherlands overs saw them lose 6 wickets for 27 runs after tea. 

Ruvindu Gunasekera (60*) and Hiral Patel (15) started positively for Canada before Vivian Kligma snared Patel, Kumar, and Rehman in short order. Bagai and Gunasekera put on 73 runs in a mere 12 overs before Bagai fell just before the close of play. The wicket would give Netherlands some hope but it was certainly Canada's day.



Tue, 08/20/2013

Canada's most storied cricketer Ashish Bagai has been named captain of the senior men's side for all formats of the game. Bagai had previous been named by the selectors as captain for the WCL ODI matches against Netherlands. 

The appointment, takes effect immediately and will run through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers through to the end of January.