Fri, 05/18/2012

Cricket Council of Ontario is pleased to announce the creation of “Ontario Premier League T20” and has provided sanction of the TDCA sponsored proposal to conduct a T20 tournament as “Ontario Premier League T20” or “OPLT20”. The tournament will be played for 10 consecutive days and will involve 4 teams chosen through a draft.

The tournament will be primarily including Ontario registered players that have played in Ontario for at least one full season. Each team must include in the playing 11, at least 2 u19 players. Out of province players may be considered on limited basis provided players produce an NOC from their cricket boards.
 
The tournament has 4 main objectives:
 
1. Provide High Performance Experience to Ontario players
 
2. Provide Quality Cricket entertainment event to draw spectator’s and stake holder
attention
 
3. Attract sponsorships to Ontario cricket by providing a flawless and efficient cricket
event.
 
4. Enhance overall image of cricket by producing and delivering a quality cricket event
More details will be announced in the coming days by the league administration.
Wed, 05/16/2012

Join Cricket Canada & World Cricket Weekly in a presentation of "An Evening with Haroon Lorgat" at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club between 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Broadcast veteran Nigel Reed will host the event and welcome the South African born outgoing International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat for an indepth discussion on his tenure at the helm of cricket's global governing body.

The ICC World T20 Trophy will be on display during the event for photographs.

Admission is by RSVP only with a Business Casual and Cocktail dress code in effect.  Only 50 tickets have been made available.
 
Sun, 05/13/2012

Cricket Canada is greatly disappointed by the events following the May 12th All Star T20 event from the Roger’s Centre with respect to unpaid player salaries and have been working with the promoters to resolve the situation amicably. 

We fully understand the frustration felt by the players in question and have reached out to the participating agents to provide copies of their clients’ contracts with event promoters Kat Rose Inc, so that we can engage to explore opportunities to assist in the pursuit of unpaid monies to both the participating players and Cricket Canada.

The event itself was a positive statement for the potential of cricket in Canada with an estimated 12,000 enthusiastic cricket fans in attendance to witness an exciting contest that featured many of our Canadian cricket stars.  We will continue to seek opportunities to host future high profile events and take the necessary steps to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are met accordingly.

Wed, 05/09/2012

Cricket Canada believes strongly in fostering solid relationships with all full member boards of the ICC. With that in mind I can confirm that I have reached out to my counterpart at the PCB with respect to strengthing cricket ties between Pakistan and Canada. We have requested details with respect to a potential tour to Pakistan but have had no formal discussions with the PCB regarding it as of yet.

Doug Hannum
CEO Cricket Canada

 

Mon, 04/30/2012

An unusual occurrence in Paradise - all day rain ruined the final day's play at the T20 Americas Women Championship in the Cayman Islands.

Heavy overnight and morning rain left the Smith Road Oval under water where the South Americans, Brazil and Argentina, were scheduled to play.

The morning rain cancelled the scheduled game between Bermuda and host Cayman Island who were prepared to do battle for 4th place.

Hopes were slim for even a minimum over match in the afternoon between USA and Canada. At 4.00 pm an inspection was made and the bad news came, no play, wet grounds.

Canada became champions as per the tournament rules with the better net run rate.

The USA settled for the silver medal with the ever improving Argentines in third.

Presentations and a B--B-Q wrapped up the event at the Jimmy Powell Oval

Individual Tournament Awards went to:

Batting Durriya Shabbir Canada
Bowling Samantha Ramautar USA
Wicket Keeping Melissa Sandy USA
Most Valuable Player Nadia Gundy USA

 

Sat, 04/28/2012

Rain is in the forecast for the Cayman Islands today as Canada and USA do battle for the ICC America's Division One T20 Championship. 

SCORECARDS

 

Fri, 04/27/2012

Canada squeaked by Argentina by 9 runs in a rain reduced match on Saturday. Durriya Shabbir (13) led the way for the Canadians on the way to 31-4 (5 overs). Argentina replied with 22-6 as Kamcha Mirchandani (2-6) led the way for the Canadian bowlers. 

The win sets up a one game, winner takes all match between Canada and USA for the right to be called tournament champions.

SCORECARD

Tue, 04/24/2012

Cricket Canada regrets to announce the resignation of Michael Dighton, National Senior Men’s Coach, as of April 20, 2012.

During his 8 months in the position, Dighton coached the Senior Men’s team on a training tour of Barbados, the Caribbean T20, WT20Q preparation camp in Sri Lanka, World T20 Qualifier in UAE, and Canada’s tour of Namibia.

Cricket Canada Vice-President Vimal Hardat commented on Dighton’s resignation,

“We were obviously disappointed to lose someone of Michael’s caliber but understand his reasons and thank him for his contribution to Cricket Canada.  We wish him all the best in the future.”

Cricket Canada’s CEO Doug Hannum indicated that the organization will begin looking for Dighton’s replacement immediately with an eye on qualification for the 2014 T20 Cricket World Cup and the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

“The search for Michael’s replacement will soon be underway, well in time for the national team’s trip to Scotland in July. We are certainly focused on putting our best foot forward to get ourselves into the next World Cup cycle and a new coach will be an integral part of that.”

Tue, 04/24/2012

Canada's Women secured a 77 run victory over Bermuda in their second match at the ICC Americas Women's T20 Championship on Tuesday.

After being sent in to bat, Canada amassed 150-8 in the allotted 20 overs with Durriya Shabbir (29), Joanna White (18), and Sheryl Tittlemier (18) all providing contributions.  Errant Bermudan bowling provided the largest contribution to the Canadian figures with 34 extras. 

The Bermudan reply was stunted early and they struggled to reach 73 for 7 from 20 overs, Lorraine Kenton (3 wickets) and Joanna White (2 wickets) did the share of the damage.

17 year old Mikaela Turik (NSW, Australia) again stood in as captain for Suthershini Sivanantham (Montreal, PQ) who went down with a shoulder injury in training prior to Monday's contest with Brazil.

SCORECARD

Mon, 04/23/2012

Canada's Women's team have opened their account at the ICC America's T20 Championship in the Cayman Islands with a win over Brazil. 

The favoured Canadians we led with the bat of Durriya Shabbir and her 53 ball 63 run performance which set the table for a mamoth t20 score of 181/3.  Other noteable batting contributions came from Canadian opener Maree WIlson (21) and Joanna White (31*).

The Braziliian reply was stunted by an efficient and effective Canadian bowling attack that kept the target well out of reach and they crumbled to 55 for 8 from 20 overs.

Canada continues today with a match vs North American rivals Bermuda. 

Scorecard