Wed, 09/19/2012


COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Virat Kohli scored a half-century while Lakshmipathy Balaji and Yuvraj Singh combined for six wickets to propel India to a 23-run win against Afghanistan at the World Twenty20 on Wednesday.
The lowly ranked Afghans, who reached the tournament through qualifying, put up a challenge in patches against one of the favourites to win the trophy. However, their inexperience meant they couldn't sustain the pressure in the Group A match.
Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and sent in India, which made 159-5 in 20 overs. Kohli hit two sixes and four boundaries for 50 off 39 balls. He shared a 46-run stand with Suresh Raina after the Afghans had reduced India to 68-3.
In reply, Afghanistan was bowled out for 136 runs in the final over. Mohammad Nabi top-scored with 31. Balaji claimed 3-19 while Yuvraj took 3-24.


Tue, 09/18/2012


HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka -- Finger spinner Ajantha Mendis broke his own record for the best bowling figures in cricket's shortest format Tuesday, taking 6-8 to lead Sri Lanka to an 82-run win over Zimbabwe in the World Twenty20 opening match.

Mendis surpassed his previous mark of 6-16 against Australia last year with his miserly four-over spell, helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 100 in 17.3 overs after Sri Lanka had totalled 182-4.

The performance by Mendis was particularly remarkable for being his first international after an eight-month layoff because of a back injury.

Namesake Jeevan Mendis claimed 3-24 to add to his 43 not out. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored for Sri Lanka with 44 while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 39.


Mon, 09/17/2012

After years of waiting, Canadian cricket supporters can finally watch a world cup on mainstream television. Cricket Canada has partnered with Rogers Sportsnet to bring fans the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup from Sri Lanka. 

Beginning Tuesday, every match will be shown live on the Sportsnet Network, as well Cricket Central will provide insight and analysis during the tournament as well as highlighting Cricket Canada and its impact across the country. 


Thu, 09/06/2012


After a hard fought and a very competitive group stage matches we have come to the business end of the Tournament – the playoffs.
Semi Final 1(9am-12pm EST): University of Ontario Information & Technology vs University of Toronto (Scarborough)
Semi Final 2 (12.15pm-3.15pm EST): Ryerson University v University of Waterloo
Winner will move on to play the finals at 3.30 PM
All playoff games are going to be played atMaple Leafs Cricket Ground at King City, ON
Catch it all live at Sorkkam TV
Follow the Live scores at
Standing of the Group stages can be found at
Sun, 09/02/2012


Nova Scotia has won the Maritime 40 over championship defeating New Brunswick handily in Halifax on Saturday. Batting first, the hosts were led by skipper Hari Raghuraman (84) and Tyson Joyce (72*) setting New Brunswick 300 to win. New Brunswick were led by Aditya Aggarwal (13) but had no match for Amit Joshi (4-27) as they were bundled out for 84. 
NS 299/4 (40.0 overs): Harikrishnan Raghuraman 84, Tyson Joyce 72*, Shiv Sadhu 50, Akram Khan 2/41, Dunu Eliaba 1/29
NB 84 all out (26.4 overs): Aditya Aggarwal 13, Naveed Javed 12*, Amit Joshi 4/27, Shreyas Dhond 2/11
Result: Nova Scotia won by 215 runs
Man of the Match: Harikrishnan Raghuraman
Fri, 08/31/2012

The return of the Canada Cup produced one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory as Alberta and Ontario fought down to the wire in the tournament finale. 

Batting first, the favoured team from Ontario struggled to make any headway as Wardan Ul-Haq (2-33) and Ankit Karwal (2-18) restricted them to 125 from 50 overs. Arman Kamal (33) top scored for Ontario.  In reply Alberta was quick off the mark as Canada's u18 skipper Suddepta Aurka (37) carried them to 58-2 before he perished leading to a total collapse. The Ontario team was quick to pounce as Manula Adithetty (4-30) and Druvh Patel (3-26) wrestled the advantage away as Alberta were all out for 114. 
































Ontario defeats Alberta in the Final 

BC defeats Combined in third place match

Final Stats












 Ankit Karwak(AB)

 8 wkts







   Manula (ON)

 7 wkts







 Wardan Ul Haq(AB)

 6 wkts








  6 wkts





  Farhan Malik(AB)

  6 wkts





    Trevor Manoosingh

  6 wkts





    Kunal Bhatt(ON)

  6 wkts



Tue, 08/28/2012

Alberta and Ontario struck early blows at the u18 Canada Cup in Vancouver to both move to 1-0 as the tournament got underway Monday at Hugo Ray Park in West Vancouver.

On Hugo Ray 1, Alberta sucessfully chased down 183 runs set by the hosts made on the back of a century (104) from Avneet Virdi. Virdi's innings helped BC recover from 21-5 to get to a fighting score. Wardaan Ul Haq (4-25). Alberta got off to the chase in good nick as Ishant Sharma (65) and Parin Modi (39) put on 85 runs for the first wicket. Virdi (2-41) continued his good day but it was not enough as the visitors got over the line in the 46th over.

BC vs. Alberta

In the second match of the day, Ontario got contributions from all their batsmen including 51 from Siddant Sherar to pace them to 252-6 from 50 overs. Rakesh Ramoutar 3-53 was the pick of the bowlers. In reply, the rest of Canada team had no reply for Kunal Bhatt (5-17) as they were bundled out for 92.

Tuesday's games see Alberta take on Ontario while BC takes on the Rest of Canada.

Mon, 08/27/2012

After a 4 year absence, Cricket Canada's flagship youth event the Canada Cup returns. The tournament starts today in Vancouver and runs through the end of the week.  The 50 over tournament includes a round robin portion with the top two teams clashing in the final on August 30th. 


Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and a combined rest of Canada side make up the teams in the tournament. 
August 27th Ontario v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #1)
British Columbia v Alberta (Hugo Ray #2)
August 28th Ontario v Alberta (Hugo Ray #1)
British Columbia v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #2)
August 29th British Columbia v Ontario (Hugo Ray #1)
Alberta v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #2)
August 30th RR1 vs. RR2 (Championship match), RR3 vs. RR4 (third place match)
Declared Squads
Playing squad: Sudeepta Aurka (captain), Wardan-ul-Haq, Ankit Karwal, Parin Modi, Adil Mehmood, Arjun Karwal, Kapil Kirkire, Miraj Patel, Firhan Malik, Ishant Sharma, Azar Khan, Syed Hassan, Furqan Kureshi, Kanwar Mann.
Support: Manager – Christie Marthingam ; Coach: Hamza Tariq.
British Columbia
Playing squad: Gurkaran Dhillon (Captain), Amanpal Gillar , Avneet Virdi , Lovejeet Brar , Bakshpreet Singh Gill, Jogpal Diligir , Soubhan Choudhry , Raghubeer Sidhu , Herman Sidhu , Rohan Devraj , Ummar Chaudhry , Suliman Khan , Jayan Dissanayake , Jitesh Kumar , Vatsal Shah , Trenton Schulz.
Support: Navdeep Manju and Nigel James (coaches)
Playing squad: Armaan Kapoor; Nikhil Dutta; Aniket Joshi; Talha Shaikh; Kamar Sing-Debidayal; Thurshan Anatharajah; Stephan Joseph; Arjun Parik; Yug Rao; Stephan Rajasingham; Dhanya Dave; Kunal Bhatt; Dhruv Patel; Pushkar Bettadour; Manula Adithetty.
Support: Farouk Kirmani (coach); Philip Navaratne and Muhamad Haroon.
Mon, 08/13/2012

Dubai, 13 August 2012

Six players have been nominated in three different categories for the LG ICC Awards 2012, Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Australia captain Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Alastair Cook and West Indies Stafanie Taylor.

The six players all feature in the ICC Cricketer of the Year, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, long list, while the male nominees are all nominated in both the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year and ICC Men’s  ODI Cricketer of the Year long lists, Taylor on the other hand features in the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year long lists.

It is the first year the men’s and women’s voting academy and awards have become fully integrated, and Taylor becomes the first female to be long-listed for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy at the ninth annual LG ICC Awards which will be held on 15 September in Colombo ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012. 

This year’s LG ICC Awards includes 11 individual prizes and also features the selection of the Test and ODI Teams of the Year.

For the third time, this year’s awards feature the category, the LG People’s Choice Award. This award will be chosen by cricket fans around the world who will get a chance to vote for their favourite player online from a short-list of five cricketers.

Those five cricketers – Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, Vernon Philander, Jacques Kallis and James Anderson - who were selected by the ICC selection panel and released to the public for voting earlier this month, were chosen on the basis of some innovative parameters, in line with the values that embody the LG brand, such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

Cricket fans currently have the opportunity to vote for the cricketer of their choice online until 31 August at

“The LG ICC Awards presents a wonderful opportunity for the ICC, along with thousands of cricket fans, to acknowledge and reward the brilliant performances of the world’s best cricketers,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.

“It is also a chance to look back on some of the great feats witnessed in the past year in international cricket across FTP Test and ODI series, numerous Associate and Affiliate Member fixtures, including the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 plus the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2011. This will be the ninth edition of the Awards and once again the voting academy will face a tough task in deciding who will be victorious on the night,” he added.

The long-lists of nominations were made by a five-man ICC selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd. The panel also includes former international players Clare Connor of England, Tom Moody of Australia, Carl Hooper of West Indies and Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu. 

The individual player awards will be selected by an academy of 32 highly credentialed cricket personalities from around the world. The academy includes a host of former players and respected members of the media, representatives of the Emirates Elite Panels of ICC Umpires and ICC Match Referees.

This year sees the integration of the selection and voting panels for the women’s awards and sees the creation of two women’s awards, ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year.

There are 11 nominees for the ICC Men’s Twenty20 International Performance of the Year include players from the men’s teams of England, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award Long List was nominated by all members of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, while this award is ultimately voted upon by the 10 Full Member captains, along with the Elite Panel umpires and match referees.

This year’s five nominees for the Spirit of Cricket Award are nominated due to: “An action, moment, gesture or decision on the field of play of International cricket during the specified voting period which best reflects the Spirit of Cricket”.

The nominees include South Africa’s Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers, Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez, West Indies’ Kieron Pollard and New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori. Information on why each of these players were nominated can be found here on the ICC website.

The David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year is voted on by the captains and the match referees based on the umpires’ performance statistics.

There is also an ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award again this year. To qualify for that award a player must be under the age of 26 and have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs and five T20Is at the start of the voting period.

The ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award serves to recognise and reward the efforts in all international matches of the outstanding cricketers from the teams outside the ICC Full Members. This year, Ireland boasts the most number of nominees once again, this time with six names on the list, while Netherlands, Afghanistan, UAE and Canada have one each.

Based on the period between 4 August 2011 and 6 August 2012, the LG ICC Awards 2012 will take into account performances by players and officials in a remarkable period for the game.

That period includes such high-profile events as the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 held in the UAE, the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh in 2011, various rounds of the ICC Intercontinental Cup, as well as numerous Pepsi ICC World Cricket League and Championship fixtures, plus several bilateral Test and ODI series.

The LG ICC Awards ceremony is now in its ninth year and this year it will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Previous ceremonies were held in London (2004 and 2011), Sydney (2005), Mumbai (2006), Johannesburg (2007 and 2009), Dubai (2008) and Bengaluru (2010).

Note: the LG ICC Awards 2012 logo is free to use for editorial purposes. A copy of it can be downloaded from

LG ICC Awards 2012
Long-lists of nominees (in alphabetical order; each category will be reduced to a short-list in due course)

Individual Awards

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Male or Female

Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
Hashim Amla (SA)
Stuart Broad (Eng)
Michael Clarke (Aus)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
Vernon Philander (SA)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Stafanie Taylor (WI)

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
Hashim Amla (SA)
Stuart Broad (Eng)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
Michael Clarke (Aus)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Vernon Philander (SA)
Matt Prior (Eng)
Marlon Samuels (WI)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Dale Steyn (SA)
AB de Villiers (SA)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year

Shahid Afridi (Pak)
Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
Michael Clarke (Aus)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
MS Dhoni (Ind)
Steven Finn (Eng)
Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bang)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
Lasith Malinga (SL)
Brendon McCullum (NZ)
Morne Morkel (SA)
Sunil Narine (WI)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Brendan Taylor (Zim)
Shane Watson (Aus)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year

Jess Cameron (Aus)
Shanel Daley (WI)
Lydia Greenaway (Eng)
Anisa Mohammed (WI)
Mithali Raj (Ind)
Sarah Taylor (Eng)
Stafanie Taylor (WI)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year

Jess Cameron (Aus)
Shanel Daley (WI)
Alyssa Healy (Aus)
Anisa Mohammed (WI)
Mithali Raj (Ind)
Lisa Sthalekar (Aus)
Sarah Taylor (Eng)
Stafanie Taylor (WI)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year

Trent Boult (NZ)
Doug Bracewell (NZ)
Dinesh Chandimal (SL)
Pat Cummins (Aus)
Nasir Hossain (Bang)
Junaid Khan (Pak)
Nathan Lyon (Aus)
Tino Mawoyo (Zim)
Sunil Narine (WI)
James Pattinson (Aus)
Lahiru Thirimanne (SL)
Matthew Wade (Aus)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year

Shaiman Anwar (UAE)
Peter Borren (Neth)
George Dockrell (Ire)
Trent Johnston (Ire)
Ed Joyce (Ire)
John Mooney (Ire)
Kevin O’Brien (Ire)
Hiral Patel (Can)
Paul Stirling (Ire)
Dawlat Zadran (Afg)

ICC Men’s Twenty20 International Performance of the Year

Ravi Bopara (Eng) – 3.4-0-10-4 v West Indies, The Oval, 23 September 2011
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) – 104no (57b, 12x4, 5x6) v Australia, Pallekele, 6 August 2011
Chris Gayle (WI) – 85no (52b, 7x4, 5x6) v New Zealand, Lauderhill, 30 June 2012
Martin Guptill (NZ) – 91no (54b, 5x4, 6x6) v Zimbabwe, Auckland, 11 February 2012
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) – 2.2-0-10-4 v Zimbabwe, Harare, 16 September 2011
Alex Hales (Eng) – 99 (68b, 6x4, 4x6) v West Indies, Nottingham, 24 June 2012
Richard Levi (SA) – 117no (51b, 5x4. 13x6) v New Zealand, Auckland, 22 February 2012
Brendon McCullum (NZ) – 81no (46b, 5x4, 6x6) v Zimbabwe, Harare, 15 October 2011
Ajantha Mendis (SL) – 4-1-16-6 v Australia, Pallekele, 8 August 2011
Sunil Narine (WI) – 4-0-12-4 v New Zealand, Lauderhill, 1 July 2012
Elias Sunny (Bang) – 4-1-13-5 v Ireland, Belfast, 18 July 2012


ICC Spirit of Cricket Award

Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Kieron Pollard (WI)
Daniel Vettori (NZ)
AB de Villiers (SA)

ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy)

Billy Bowden
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
Kumar Dharmasena
Billy Doctrove
Marais Erasmus
Ian Gould
Tony Hill
Richard Kettleborough
Nigel Llong
Asad Rauf
Simon Taufel
Rod Tucker

LG People’s Choice Award

James Anderson (Eng)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Vernon Philander (SA)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

More information including the names of the previous winners can be found at












Sun, 08/12/2012

Cricket Canada has filled the vacant executive position of 1st Vice President with British Columbia's Vimal Hardat.  Vimal, who has served for three years as the organization's 2nd VP, was the chosen by Cricket Canada's board of directors to fill the position following April's 2012 AGM in Vancouver.

As his replacement, Cricket Canada is pleased to announce that Mohammed Shaikh has accepted the nomination to serve as 2nd Vice President.

Shaikh, the long term president of the Toronto and District Cricket Association, brings a wealth and experience to the position. 

“ I am truly excited to be given this opportunity, I would like to thank the Executive and Directors for having faith in me.  I look forward to working with a progressive and forward thinking organization.”
Shaikh's appointment is effective immediately and he has already immersed himself in his new role. 
Vimal Hardat, Cricket Canada's new First Vice President was enthusiastic to get the new role underway
"It has been an honor and pleasure to work with such competent and vibrant executive and board members for many years and take this new role with great sense of pride. I would also like to welcome Mohammed Shaikh as the 2nd VP for Cricket Canada and look forward to working with him"
Ravin Moorthy, Cricket Canada's president was thrilled to have Mohammed on board.
"I would like to congratulate Vimal and Mohammed in their new roles and wish them both the best of luck. I am thrilled to have Mohammed join our team as we continue to showcase our dynamic and vibrant organization"