HANSRA NAMED CAPTAIN
Jimmy Hansra has been named captain of Canada's national men's team ahead of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. Hansra takes over from Ashish Bagai who announced his retirement last week.
Hansra previously captained Canada following the 2011 Cricket World Cup as well as in first class matches this year.
The Abbotsford, BC native stormed onto the international scene as Canada's second leading scorer in the 2011 World Cup and has been amongst Canada's top players since.
Said Hansra on the appointment
"It is always an honour representing your Country in any sport or field and I am humbled to be able to given this opportunity. There is no doubt that our performances have been below par for the last couple years, but as professionals we must take that challenge and believe that things can be changed around for good. You are only as good as your next performance and I am confident that is group is hungry and ready for New Zealand. I urge everyone to put all the differences aside and together as a nation, together as a team, lets go out there to fight for our respect and future."
Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy congratulated Hansra on his appointment
"Its always a pleasure to have a person of Jimmy's calibre part of our organization. We are excited and proud to have him lead our side to New Zealand and we wish them the best of luck."