Fri, 07/04/2014

At the beautiful grounds at Stanley Park in Vancouver, four provincial club champions from West came together to compete for the traditional John Ross Robertson Trophy West. Saskatchewan was represented by Stallions, Cosmos represented Manitoba, United represented Alberta, and hosts British Columbia were represented by their club champions Salim Akbar. On June 28th – Saturday, while rain played a bit of spoilsport, all four teams still competed hard in low scoring thrillers. On the North ground, Stallions battled to defend a mere 73 runs versus United. Stallions disciplined bowling allowed them to steam-roll past United’s top order. Unfortunately for Stallions, the total wasn't big enough to bring the game home and United chased down eventually. A similar target on the South Ground set by Salim Akbar was chased by Cosmos in 30 overs. On June 29, Stallions and Salim Akbar competed for the third place. Salim Akbar batting first set a target of 231. With rain coming down between the two innings, Stallions was set to chase 196 in 35 overs. Salim Akbar restricted Stallions to 120 and claimed the third place for the tournament. The much-hyped final between Cosmos and United lived up to its expectations in the first innings. Cosmos winning the toss put United into bat. While United struggled midway with 5 down for 118 runs, their middle order showed great resilience and batted through the innings to set 231 which seemed like a respectable target. After more rain and implementation of Duckworth Lewis, Cosmos was set to chase 203 in 39 overs. The disciplined bowling from United restricted Cosmos from chasing down the reduced target. United CC was crowned champions as they closed out the final game by a massive 143 runs. Farhan Malik (United) was named Bowler of the Tournament as he claimed 6 wickets. Inderpaul Sidhu (United) was named Batsman of the Tournament. Thank you BCMCL for hosting such an amazing event and congrats to United for claiming the 2014 JRRT West.

Tue, 07/01/2014

After an opening ceremony which was attended by the Minister of Sport Honourable Bal Gosal, CCO President Praim Persaud, Cricket Canada General Manager & other members of the cricketing fraternity, play got on the way in the 2014 Cricket Canada U17 Canada Cup. ATN was also on hand to cover the opening ceremony and opening day matches.

Matches on Day 1 were Ontario ‘Reds’ v Alberta and Ontario ‘Greens’ v British Columbia. Airport closure in Winnipeg meant a late arrival of the contingent from Manitoba therefore rescheduling of the matches was necessary.

At Centennial Park Ground-A Ontario ‘Reds won the toss, decided to bowl first and they were not let down as their bowlers helped to set up a huge 9 wicket win over Alberta. There was little resistance from the Alberta batsmen who were eventually bundled out for 33 runs in 26.3 overs. None of the Alberta batsmen managed to reach double figures as the high score in their inning was 18 extras.

Sidhu finished with 3 for 0 off 3.3 overs and the other wickets for Ontario ‘Reds’ were shared with Abraash Khan, Wijayaraj and Patel getting 2 each and 1 to Ramdath.  

Ontario ‘Reds reached their target of 34 in 7.1 overs for the loss of Arsalan Khan who scored 9. The not out batsmen were Anantharajah 15 and Abraash Khan 5.

In the other match played at Centennial Park Ground-B, Ontario ‘Greens’ secured a 77 runs win over British Columbia. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Ontario ‘Greens’ scored 190 all out in their allotted 50 overs.  The foundation for their inning was a solid half century by the captain, Thakkar who was eventually caught for 58. Other good scores came from Gill 36 and R Sidhu 28.

The wickets for British Columbia were shared with Nishar, Razique and Vethanayagam getting 2 each with 1 each to Devraj, Bhagat and Schulz-Franco.

British Columbia in reply scored 113 all out with top score of 25 not out coming from Benjamin. Other batsmen getting to double figures were Khan 17, Searle-Romeo 12 and Razique 12.

Gill was the pick of the Ontario ‘Greens’ bowlers with 4 for 26 from 10 overs. There were 2 wickets each for Irfan and Patel.

Matches can be followed online at CricHQ

Wed, 06/25/2014

Canadian Senior & U19 National player Nikhil Dutta is back on home soil after his stint in England with Stanmore Cricket Club. The club plays in the ECB Middlesex County League premier Division.

Nikhil’s signing with Stanmore came on the recommendation of former England international Mark Ramprakash who felt that the Canadian player had lots of potential.  Ramprakash first spotted Dutta while batting and bowling with the England ‘A’ players in the nets in India.

On his experience in England, Nikhil said “the last few weeks have been a great learning curve and exhilarating experience for me. Training at the Mecca of Cricket (Lords) and Middlesex County under the guidance of the legendary Mark Ramprakash has made me love the game more than ever. Being able to play under different conditions, whether it is on the green turf, bowling long spells or even the distinct format of the game, has made me grow from strength to strength as a cricketer but more importantly as an individual”.

Wed, 06/25/2014

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the five squads that will take part in the U17 Canada Cup which will be played from June 30th – July 4th, 2014 at Centennial Park Cricket Grounds in Etobicoke.

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba/Quebec/Saskatchewan (combined), Ontario ‘Greens’ and Ontario ‘Reds’ will compete in the round robin tournament.

Squads

Alberta – Miraj Patel (captain), Writick Das, Prenav Sharma, Prabal Sharma, Yax Rakesh Patel, Jay Patel, Arshpreet Singh Dhaliwal, Soham, Parthiv, Gurkitan Singh, Harmandeep Singh Mann, Abdullah Haisam, Ayra Desai, Mustafa Mobeen, Jalal Uddin, Jalal Khan

British Columbia– Suliman Khan, (captain), Rohan Devraj, Asad-Ur-Rehman Razique, Dhruv Bhagat, Kartik Bhagat, Elenko Emmanuel, Fathaour Mohamed Nisthar, Jamison Schulz-Franco, Arthur Fernando, Shaquille Seale-Romeo, Pieter Pretorius, Benjamin Edwards, Shenal Vethanayagam, Sartaj Toor, Humair Ahmed

Manitoba/Quebec/Saskatchewan– Abdul Haseeb (captain), Ricky Persaud, Mohammad Raheem, Shalin Patel, Sarbjot Singh, Porage Akila Perera, Dushyant Dhindsa, Neel Patel, Aniket Patel, Raiyan Pasha, Baidar Bakht, Rommel Ahmad, Syed Muhhamad  

Ontario ‘Greens’ – Harsh Thakkar (captain), Akash Gill, Afnan Ayubi, Arun Galva, Ali Irfan, Parney Katnawer, Mamik Luthra, Shlok Patel, Rahul Prabakar, Zaeem Sagri, Nikhil P Sharma, Muhammad Siddique, Robin Sidhu, Amish Taploo, Lakshan Geegan

Ontario ‘Reds’ – Abraash Khan (captain), Amrinder Atwal, Arslan Khan, Emanuel Khokhar, Kurt Ramdath, Andre Maddela, Yagnesh Patel, Aran Pathmanathan, Vishal Ram, Ravish Kamath, Harman Sidhu, Thursaanth Anantharajah, Ashay Vashi, Prushoth Wijayaraj, Rohan Kundlass

 

All matches are scheduled to start at 10:30 am.

Thu, 06/19/2014

Cricket Canada U17 Canada Cup

By Staff

Cricket Canada U17 Canada Cup will take place from June 30th – July 4th, 2014 with matches to be played at Centennial Park Cricket Grounds in Etobicoke. The U17 tournament replaces the previous U18 Canada Cup.  The tournament will see teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Quebec & Ontario (two teams Ontario “Greens” & Ontario “Reds”).

The National U17 limited overs (50 overs) matches are expected to be highly competitive as the top players from each Province compete to be crowned champions. The Cricket Council of Ontario is proud to be this year’s host and encourage cricket fans to come out and support the young cricketers.  

Cricket Canada General Manager Ingleton Liburd said, “This tournament brings together the best U17 cricketers in the country and is the start of Canada’s campaign to qualify for the next ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in 2016”.

The schedule of matches is as follows:

Day

Date

Matches

Monday

June-30-14

Alberta

v

Ontario " Reds"

Monday

June 30-14

British Columbia

v

Manitoba/Saskatchewan

Tuesday

July-01-14

Ontario " Greens"

v

British Columbia

Tuesday

July-01-14

Manitoba/Saskatchewan

v

Ontario " Reds"

Wednesday

July-02-14

Manitoba/Saskatchewan

v

Alberta

Wednesday

July-02-14

Ontario " Reds"

v

Ontario " Greens"

Thursday

July-03-14

Manitoba/Saskatchewan

v

Ontario " Greens"

Thursday

July-03-14

Alberta

v

British Columbia

Friday

July-04-14

Alberta

v

Ontario " Greens"

Friday

July-04-14

Ontario " Reds"

v

British Columbia

 

Match Times:

Session 1         10:30 am – 2:00 pm                              

Lunch                2:00 pm – 2:30 pm                                         

Session 2           2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thu, 06/19/2014

 

 

We are happy to inform that Mr. Dinesh Nanavati (popularly known as Nana among the cricketing fraternity) - Ex. Batting Consultant - National Cricket Academy of BCCI is in Toronto on a personal visit and we have requested him to join and conduct a batting clinic on Monday-June 23rd for the National team players (and a few promising youngsters) at Sorkkam.

Here is a brief resume for Mr. Nanavati;

- Level 'C' cricket coach certified by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), course conducted by Cricket Australia.

- Worked as Head Batting Coach at BCCI's National Cricket Academy (NCA) at Bangalore for the past four years.

- Worked with most of the Indian cricket teams' batsmen at NCA viz. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and many other international and first class players.

- Working as Teaching Faculty (Batting) for level 'A', 'B' & 'C' courses for cricket coaches under the aegis of BCCI.

- Played first class cricket in India (Ranji and Duleep Trophies) for 10 years.

Cricket Canada would like to thank Nana in advance and we are positive our players will learn from his invaluable experience.

 
Wed, 06/11/2014

Western Canada T20 Tournament

The Western T20 tournament will take place June 14th & 15th at the Victoria Park Cricket Ground in Edmonton, Alberta. The two day tournament played on Turf wicket will be contested by provincial teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan. Cricket Canada Director Mike Sharma said “The weekend is shaping up to be quite exciting and he is looking forward to some excellent cricket as the best talent from the Western Provinces will be on display”.

The Schedule of matches is as follows:

June 14

 

10:00 AM

Alberta VS Manitoba

1:30:00PM

SaskVS BC

5:00:00PM

BC VS Manitoba

June 15

 

9:30 AM

SaskVS Manitoba

1:00 PM

BCVS Alberta

4:30 PM

Alberta VS Sask

 

Fri, 05/16/2014

NATIONAL COACH – CRICKET CANADA

Cricket Canada (CC) is the body responsible for the administration and control of cricket in Canada.  An Associate member of the International Cricket Council ("ICC"), Canada is currently ranked 20th.

CC requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced coach to provide coaching services in respect of the national men’s team in preparation of the forthcoming events namely, ICC Americas T20 Division 1, and ICC World Cricket League Division 2; both to take place in the first quarter of 2015. 

 

Key Selection Criteria:

·         Have a proven track record of on-field personal success especially with development teams.

·         Display an in-depth knowledge of the game.

·         Possess leadership qualities, to be able to lead by example and set strong training standards.

·         Minimum of Level 3 coaching certificate or its equivalent complemented with 5 years minimum proven coaching experience.

·         Have experience in assisting in the development of younger players.

·         Excellent communication and people management skills.

·         Proven ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals from varied backgrounds.

·         Strong planning, organizing and executing skills.

·         A comprehensive working knowledge of current cricket coaching techniques.

·         Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite) and coaching software (Silicon Coach, Dart fish, Cricstat etc.).

·         Highly motivated and driven to achieve team success and maintain strong team culture.

·         Experience with a Test playing nation or first-class system would be an advantage.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for coaching, including planning, developing and executing the men's team training program consistent with the objectives established by CC.

·         Prepare the team training and competition plans.

·         Develop a coaching structure to support junior teams.

·         Coaching, monitoring of daily training environment.

·         Support and evaluate players selected for National Team Projects.

·         Evaluate Players performances and attainment of team/individual goals

·         Direct the assistant coaches in their roles within the National program.

·         Prepare regular written reports to the General Manager.

·         Act as mentor coach for other development coaches.

 

Duration of Contract

The Contract will run for nine (9) months - 1st July 2014 to 31st March 2015.

Remuneration

Remuneration and terms on the contract are negotiable based on experience and what you will bring to the role and CC.  The position reports to the General Manager of CC.  Interested candidates are to send their applications and Curriculum Vitae not later than Friday 13th June 2014 to:

Ingleton Liburd

General Manager

Cricket Canada

hr@cricketcanada.org

+1 416 426 7209

gocricketgocanada.com

Wed, 04/30/2014

Call for Junior National Selection Panel Applications

Be part of the winning team at Cricket Canada. Cricket Canada is looking for applicants to join the Junior National Selection Group.  Persons who have previously applied need not reapply. (Closing Date: May 14th, 2014)

Youth Selection Panel (4 positions)

Roles and Responsibilities are indicated below..

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

·         a good communicator who is not under suspension or investigation by his/her provincial cricket organization or any other body

·         team conscious rather than one who sees only provincial or regional needs

·         demonstrates an ability through past experiences to recognize talent

·         demonstrates ability through past experiences to achieve objectives through planning and foresight

·         should be constructive and objective

·         has experience working in environments where confidentiality is required

·         experienced selector at a minimum provincial level

·         has played cricket at a first-class or national level and can demonstrate proof of this experience

·         shall not hold another position within Cricket Canada which shall include any member of the Board of Directors

·         ability to travel domestically as well as overseas, if required

·         must be over 18 years of age and legally permitted to work in Canada    

·         must agree to provide a police or other third-party background check should application be successful

Positions are volunteer, however, Cricket Canada will reimburse all reasonable expenses, with prior approval, relating to this position. We would like to thank you for your interest but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV via email to:
hr@cricketcanada.org or via mail to: 3 Concorde Gate, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N7

HR Manager
Cricket Canada

Fri, 04/11/2014

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Cricket Canada was held on Saturday, April 4th, 2013 at the Sport Alliance Building in Toronto, Ontario.

The meeting considered several matters including reports from its existing directors, provincial directors as well as the financial report of the organization.  

Following the conclusion of the matters, the meeting proceeded to elect new President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Three Directors at large to administer the affairs of Cricket Canada for the next two (2) years.

The following are the results of the Election of Officers:

President: Vimal Hardat                       

Vice President: Amit Joshi

Secretary – Zafar Khan

Treasurer – Charles Pais

Directors at Large – Senthil Selvamani, Hargulshan (Mike) Sharma, Mukesh Narula

Meanwhile, the current executives and board of directors thanked Mr. Moorthy for his contributions to Cricket Canada over past 7 years and wished him well in his future endeavors.

The newly elected President Vimal Hardat thanked everyone for their overwhelming support. He also paid homage to his predecessor Mr. Moorthy and to Mr Calvin Clarke for his long service of over 25 yrs on the Board.

Mr. Hardat said that he believes in collective leadership and that his new Board will be one of inclusion. He will bestow confidence in his newly appointed Executive by delegating authority and ownership. He further stressed the need for proper planning and to continue putting efforts into domestic and grass root development of the Sport. As the organisation is going through major financial deficits, his top priority is to bring financial stability to Cricket Canada.

Vice President Amit Joshi who has been with involved with Cricket Canada for the past two years as a third VP was excited to be part of this new regime again and hopes to assist in bringing financial stability along with some fresh ideas to re-energize the organisation. 

While acknowledging that the job ahead will be tough, Mr. Hardat also lamented the need to work together & attract sponsorship in order to allow Cricket Canada to have the ability to stage its various programs throughout the country.

General Manager, Ingleton Liburd said he looks forward to working with the new Board to get Canadian cricket back towards the top of the Associate world where it belongs.  

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