Wed, 11/16/2011

 
As part of the ongoing independent governance review of the International Cricket Council, which was announced on 30 June 2011, members of the media and the general public are encouraged to have their say and send their views to the external review team for consideration.
In order for other interested parties to be able to communicate their views on the ICC’s governance, the review team has set up a restricted mailbox, to which only it will have access, therefore guaranteeing confidentiality.
 Stakeholders are invited to send their views to the review team on the ICC’s governance to governance.review.icc@uk.pwc.com. In order to allow thorough consideration of all opinions, individuals have been asked to send their views no later than 9 December.
The independent external review team has been appointed by the ICC to review and report on the governance of the ICC. The chairman of the review is the Rt Hon. the Lord Woolf and he is being supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
 Lord Woolf’s advisor on the review is the former Chief Justice of the Punjab, Mukul Mudgal. This group constitutes the review team. The scope of the review covers governance, membership, ethics and the role of the ICC.

Mon, 11/14/2011

Canada's Ryerson University and NYU-Polytechnic faced off on TV Asia on Sat Nov 12, in the Finals of the American College Cricket Northeast Championship, and an opportunity to zoom up the rankings, maybe even to number 1 in American College Cricket. 
 
Ryerson University’s pace attack is 5 deep, and tall -  Warren Rajroop is 6’5′, Rayan Pathan 6’4′, Siufian Chaudhary 6’2′, Azad Zaidi,6′  with Harsh Desai -bouncers come easy ! 
 
NYU-Polytechnic atttack boast America’s fastest, Adrian Gordon but it was clear that Ryerson held the advantage in the bowling dept.  
 
Batting first the NYU-Polytechnic batsmen relied on extras to move the score along, and at the end of the Power Play they had just 17 runs for 2 wickets.  
 
However hard hitting strokeplayer Adrian Gordon had just come to the wicket, and he delighted with some glorious cuts and hooks, getting 4 twos on the slow outfield, before stroking 3 fours. 
 
In March Gordon smashed 145* in the national championship, so the Ryerson team had to be getting worried when Gordon came back too casually for a 2nd run, and was run out ! 
 
Gordon was out at 56, and only Somesh Batra, 12 reached double figures as the NYU-Poly team crumbled. 
 
Once again Harsh Desai took crucial wickets, 2 for 17 off 3 overs. Hasan Mirza, the Ryerson captain, 2 for 15 in 3 overs and Azad Zaidi 3 for 6 in 1.3 overs.  
 
Hasan Zaidi then opened the batting with Farhan Khan,10 and played a solid innings before opening up,striking 2 sixes and 1 four in 30*. Coming at 3, Rahat smashed 4 sixes in his 33* as the two put on an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs to win the game and the TV Asia Trophy for Ryerson ! 
 
The MVP was Harsh Desai, who once again took crucial wickets to swing the game Ryerson’s way.
 
Ryerson won in such a convincing manner that they have immediately vaulted themselves to be among the favorites to win the Chanderpaul Trophy at next March’s American College Cricket Spring Break Championship. 
 
Play by play commentary for the game was done by Lloyd Jodah, as TV Asia and American College Cricket teamed up to bring the game out of the shadows, and into people's living rooms in the United States and Canada.

Fri, 11/11/2011

As Canada's oldest sport, Cricketers have been some of the oldest contributors to our armed services. Many cricketers careers ended in their prime as they left Canada to join war efforts in Europe in the early part of the 1900s. Today we remember the sacrifice of all who have given their lives in the service of our country.

Sun, 11/06/2011

Cricket Canada wishes to appoint a qualified “Harassment & Abuse Protection Officer”  to provide  services regarding harassment and abuse in its teams, camps, member organisations, leagues and clubs.
The person shall train other employees/contractors/volunteers to implement and administer all activities related to harassment and abuse at various level of the organisation. The appointed person will have the responsibility of implementing and effective harassment and abuse prevention program at all levels of the organisation and measure its effectiveness on regular basis.
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Wed, 11/02/2011

2012 will see the 15th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival held in Adelaide South Australia, home of the famous and iconic Adelaide Oval, and where the great Sir Donald Bradman played much of his first class cricket.
Set beside the River Torrens and buzzing with life, Adelaide is a capital city that is clever, cultured and cool.

What better place to extend another week of "Fun, Friendship and Fraternity". Adelaide has a proud history in Cricket, so "Don" the whites and we'll see you in Adelaide in 2012 for yet another fantastic Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival.

The format for the weeks Festivities will be as follows:

Day 1 - Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party

Day 2 - 1st Day of Games

Day 3 - Picnic Day

Day 4 - 2nd Day of Games

Day 5 - Free day to explore Adelaide

Day 6 - 3rd Day of Games

Day 7 - Grand Finale Dinner and Air New Zealand Awards Ceremony

To learn more about Golden Oldies contact Cricket Canada Vice President Cliff Cox

Wed, 10/26/2011

The Nova Scotia Cricket Association proudly announces that AIL Satti will be sponsoring the all new indoor cricket league in Halifax this coming 2011/12 winter season.

An ecstatic NSCA President, Tushar Sehgal, stated "This is a tremendously welcome commitment from AIL Satti to partner with us in furthering the development of cricket in Nova Scotia. We have seen substantial growth in participation in our sport the past few years since the beginning of the summer Halifax Cricket League in 2010.

This indoor league now allows us to continue growing and providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in playing cricket all year round." AIL Satti is part of the insurance company AIL Canada and is situated in Lacewood Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more details on how to sign up to play cricket in Halifax in either the winter or summer leagues, please direct your enquiries via email to: novascotiacricket@gmail.com

Tue, 10/25/2011

Cricket Canada's selection panel has bolstered coach Michael Dighton's T20 team with the addition of Zubin Sukari and Kushroo Wadia. Both players will join the squad immediately and will be in contention for spots in Canada's upcoming trip to India.
Canada is set to announce its touring squad next week in Toronto.

Thu, 10/20/2011

Canada will look to build on their win over 2010 ECB T20 champion's Hampshire when the 2011-2012 Carribean T20 tournament gets underway January 9th in Trinidad.

Netherlands and Sussex will feature in the 2011-12 Caribbean T20, while Canada will play in the tournament for a third consecutive year. Hampshire and Somerset, who played in the last edition, will not take part this time, with Netherlands and Sussex replacing them to make up three foreign teams that will compete with the seven Caribbean teams

FULL ARTICLE ON CRICINFO

Thu, 10/20/2011

Coach Michael Dighton  has the pieces to his T20 puzzle as the selectors have named the T20 squad for the next several months. The squad started training in Toronto on Monday and are expected to carry through until the conclusion of the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualification tourament in Dubai in March. 

Full squad

Rizwan Cheema (PCB - TDCA)

Usman Limbada  (PCB - TDCA)

Nitish Kumar (REPTON ACADEMY, UK)

Jimmy Hansra (ABBOTSFORD - BCMCL)

Hiral Patel (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)

Ruvindu Gunaskera (OVERSEAS - TDCA)

Abdul Sattar (UNITED - C&CDL)

Durand Sorraine (VIKINGS - TDCA)

Zamal Khan (VIKINGS - TDCA)

Khurram Chohan (CANASIA - C&DCL)

Harvir Baidwan (YORKSHIRE - TDCA)

Manny Aulakh (RICHMOND - BCMCL)

Jeremy Gordon (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)

Henry Osinde (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)

Junaid Siddique (PCB - BCMCL)

Tyrone Roberts (VIKINGS - TDCA)

Abzal Deane (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)

Hamza Tariq (UNITED - C&DCL)

Thu, 10/13/2011

The work began in the Exhibition ground today to build the natural turf wicket as old artificial turf was removed and the new square began to take shape. The work to complete the seeding will end by 18th October 2011. Chris Chappell, an experienced  turf pitch expert from Ontario who has been appointed as Project Contractor, arrived this morning and got on to the task of building the new pitch immediately. Chris expressed deep satisfaction and happiness that the weather was cooperating and that there was no rain in the forecast during the construction period.

The project saw many challenges in the making and leading up to this day. President Ranjit Saini speaking from Toronto said that the biggest challenge was the lack of availability of the local suitable clay soil mix that could meet expectations to suit tropical and temperate climates.

“While whole lot of people talk in terms of clay percentage, the right quality requirements of the suitable clay soil mix are the binding strength and the ability to grow healthy grass while  making sure that proper bounce could be achieved. In a region with short growing season such as ours, the quality of the soil to grow healthy grass in a short period of time is very important.”

“I am very pleased to know that with the assistance of several soil laboratories in Alberta, we were able to locate an area where such a soil mix existed that could provide us with a fast track that we all wished to have in Canada. The soil has been tested for these properties before selection. The Abbotsford wicket is going to provide us with the experience that is comparable to some West Indian and South African pitches” said Saini.

The President is travelling to Abbotsford to see the finishing of the construction and to have meetings with the City of Abbotsford to facilitate arrangements for the wicket maintenance and will also meet officials of Western Economic Diversification Canada, the co-sponsors of the project on behalf of Government of Canada. The President will also attend separate meetings with Cricket Alberta in Calgary and Cricket BC executive meeting in Surrey, to exchange information and discuss future development plans for the region.