Sun, 04/02/2017

Game 1

After spending most of the Winter  preparing indoors, Canadian cricketers had a chance to take their training and preparation outdoors with a five match tour to Barbados. Missing a few players due to work and university commitments, a fifteen member Canada squad left for Barbados on March 30th for some much needed match practice. Canada's tour is all part of its groundwork as they strive to win the upcoming ICC WCL Division 3 which will be held in Uganda from May 21 - 31, 2017.

In the team's first game, the Canada XI beat St. Catherine by 216 runs. Canada XI batting first scored 396/7 before bowling out St. Catherine for 180 in 41.4 overs.

Canada's inning got off to a shaky start at 1-1 before a second wicket stand of 89 between Bhavindu Adhihetty (49) and Navneet Dhaliwal (75). Once they lost the 2nd wicket at 90, Canada XI quickly found itself in a bit of trouble at 111/4. At this point Rizwan Cheema joined Dhaliwal and the pair put on 260 runs for the 5th wicket.  Cheema who started a bit cautiously, displayed some  amazing  stroke play while scoring 172 in 84 balls including fourteen (14) sixes (6s) and eleven (11) fours (4s). He also shared a 60 runs 6th wicket partnership with Saad Zafar.

Set a huge victory target, the St. Catherine's innings never really got any momentum as they lost wickets consistently. There were good contributions from Puckerin 57 and Batson 38. For the Canada XI, Pervez & Dutta had 3 wickets each, Khalid 2 and 1 wicket each to Siddiqui and Zafar.

Summarized scores Canada 396/7 (Cheema 172, Dhaliwal 75, Zafar 49*, Adhihetty 49, Grenidge 2 - 62, Skeete 2 - 76); St. Catherine 180 all out (Puckerin 57, Batson 38, Pervez 3 - 32, Dutta 3, 33, Khalid 2 - 32)

Game 2 will be played on April 3, 2017 against the Police Sports Club.

Thu, 03/23/2017

Cricket Canada has announced a training squad of twenty one (21) players in preparation for the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 to be held in Uganda from May 21 - 31, 2017. The squad is currently going through intense training as Canada undertake it's journey back to the top of Associate cricket. The full squad is:

1.       Ammar Khalid

2.       Bhavindu Adhihetty

3.       Cecil Pervez

4.       Dhanuka Pathirana

5.       Dilraj Atwal

6.       Durand Soraine

7.       Hamza Tariq

8.       Jimmy Hansra

9.       Junaid Siddiqui

10.   Mark Montfort

11.   Navneet Dhaliwal

12.   Nikhil Dutta

13.   Nitish Kumar

14.   Rizwan Cheema

15.   Ruvindu Gunasekara

16.   Saad Bin Zafar

17.   Salman Nazar

18.   Satsimranjit Dhindsa

19.   Shihan Kamileen

20.   Srimantha Wijeyeratne

21.   Varun Sehdev

Mon, 03/20/2017

Dear members of the Cricket Canada community;

Cricket Canada today announced that it will be reviewing their legal options regarding the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada’s (SDRCC) findings in the matter pertaining to the election of their Board of Directors last May 2016.

We are surprised by the SDRCC decision as we can see no legal evidence for the panel’s decision.

In the spirit of transparency and full disclosure, we are sharing the orders from the SDRCC. They are as follows:

·         New elections for all positions on the Cricket Canada Board of Directors, including the position of President, shall be held as soon as practicable;

·         The elections shall be open to the general public and conducted in a fair manner;

·         The details of the elections and of the election process shall be announced well in advance of the elections by means of the Cricket Canada website, Facebook, Twitter and/or other social media or other means;

·         Mr. Azhar Khan shall be recognized as the President of the Saskatchewan Cricket Association with respect to the elections unless his presidency ends before that time;

·         Any person having a role in the selection of the members of the Nomination Committee shall be prohibited from running in the elections;

·         Any Provincial Director, or any other person with voting rights by virtue of their position, who intends to run in the elections must resign from his or her position before the elections are held;

·         Considering the parties have indicated that new elections must be held before June 30, 2017, a period of only three months or less from the date of this award, the members of the Board of Directors who were elected on May 19, 2016 will be permitted to remain in place and fulfill their functions until the holding of the new elections;

·         All necessary amendments to the bylaws shall be made to meet complete compliance with the Not-for-profit Corporations Act and with the findings of this award;

·         Any offer, suggestion or promise of a benefit by a person running in the elections to a voter is prohibited.

While it is reviewing its legal options, Cricket Canada will respect the SDRCC decision and will begin to investigate how best to proceed with a new election of the organization’s Board of Directors. More information will be shared with Cricket Canada’s membership as the Board receives information. For more information, please contact Ranjit Saini by email ranjitsaini@cricketcanada..org

 

Yours sincerely,

Ranjit Saini, President of Cricket Canada

Fri, 11/25/2016

A chance for persons interested in getting involved with coaching to become trained. This is the beginning of the journey to becoming a certified coach.

When: December 10th & 11th 2016 (9 am - 5 pm each day)

Where: GTA (exact location to be confirmed)

Cost: $125.00/person

Spots will be limited so it's important to register early.

To register please email cricketcanada@gmail.com. Please include your full name and phone number.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old.

Fri, 10/21/2016

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the first ever tour of its HP Academy team. The team is on a tour to Bermuda from 19th Oct to 25th October 2016. Team consists of experienced senior team members, new senior players and 3 promising u19 youth players.

Left hand opening batsman Bhavindu  Adhihetty who played for Canada U19 earlier this year at the ICC U19 CWC, right arm medium fast bowler Faisal Jamkhandi and left ar medium pacer Rishiv Joshi have made it into the team and are considered good prospects for the future national teams.  

Navneet Dhaliwal is leading the team as captain. Team is scheduled to play three matches against the Bermuda team. Match schedule is as follows:

October 21st 2016 starting at 10.00 AM

October 23rd 2016 at  10:00 AM

October 24th starting at 10:00 AM

Team is as follows:

1.       Navneet Dhaliwal

2.       Armaan Kapoor

3.       Bhavindu  Adhihetty

4.       Dilon Heyliger

5.       Durand Soraine

6.       Dilraj Atwal

7.       Faisal Jamkhandi

8.       Gayan WIjethilaka

9.       Ammar Khalid

10.   Shehan Kamileen

11.   Nikhil Dhaliwal

12.   Rishiv Joshi

13.   Rubal Kapil

14.   Srimantha Wijeyeratne

15.   Saad Zafar

Tue, 10/11/2016

Canada have named four uncapped players -  Bhavindu Adhihetty, Dilon Hyliger, Varun Sehdev and Shehan Kamileen in their fourteen man squad to take on the USA in the three match 50-overs Auty Cup Series to be played in Los Angeles on October 13, 14 and 16.

Opening batsman Adhihetty represented Canada at the U19 World Cup in Bangladesh recently. He recently played against Bermuda as a youngest member of the Canada Select team and performed well. Varun Sehdev also got the selectors attention with his performance against Bermuda. Heyliger is a good all-rounder while Kamileen is a solid top order batsman.

The team will be led by Nitish Kumar, the newly appointed captain and the youngest player ever to debut for Canada at both ODI and First Class levels. This will be his first tour as the captain of the Canadian team. Commenting on his new role as captain, Kumar said " I am really excited to captain the Canada national team".

The full squad reads: Nitish Kumar - Captain, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Nikhil Dutta, Varun Sehdev, Dilon Heyliger, Shehan Kamileen, Farhan Malik, Salman Nazar, Cecil Pervez, Parveen Saroye, Junaid Siddiqui, Hamza Tariq, and Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Davy Jacobs - Coach, Khurram Chohan - Selecor/Asst. Coach, Ingleton Liburd - Manager

 

Fri, 10/07/2016

Cricket Canada wishes to advise the general public and Cricket stake holders that it has nullified its agreement with Howzatt Productions Ltd, Vancouver for non-performance causes.

Cricket Canada in the very near future will issue a general public notice seeking proposals for a T20 Premiere League to help grow a strong Canadian cricket environment. Cricket Canada wishes to take advantage of its unique position on the globe and to serve the needs of a  vibrant and growing cricket community.

Cricket Canada seeks to work in cooperation with other regional members and stake holders to find a regional solution that will be in everyone’s interest and help grow a competitive cricket environment in North America.

Cricket is played in all 10 provinces in Canada and every province is a member of the Cricket Canada. Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Canada with over 97,000 youth having adopted the game in their schools as of December 2015

Cricket Canada is taking active and planned steps to improve upon the participation, quality of cricket being played at the domestic level, improve the performance of the national teams, governance, increase revenue as well as other resources.

Cricket Canada wishes to thank ICC, Sports Canada, the players and all other stake holders as well as the general public for their continued support. 

Wed, 10/05/2016

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Nitish Kumar as its new captain of the senior men’s national team. Nitish is the youngest player ever to debut for Canada at both First Class and ODI. In August 2009 at age 15 Kumar made his First Class debut against Kenya and a few months later at the age 15 years 273 days became the second youngest ODI player ever.

The 22 year old who has played 16 ODIs along with his 34 List 'A' matches will have the Auty Cup Series as his first task.

Commenting on his new role as captain Nitish said "I am really excited to captain the Canadian National Team. We have a young team and it might take some time to reach our ultimate goal of getting Canada back to where it was.  I think we are headed in the right direction".

Kumar, a top order batsman who is currently playing for the Loughborough Marylebone Cricket Club University (England) was also contracted to the St. Lucia Zouks in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League. He has been long identified as a future leader for Canada and was captain of the Canada squad in the 2014 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in the UAE.

The Cricket Canada selection panel had recommended Kumar as the new captain and the Board of Directors unanimously agreed.

Cricket Canada General Manager Ingleton Liburd said "I am pleased with the appointment of Nitish as Captain. Having worked with him in the ICC U19 CWC, I believe that he has what it takes to help in the rebuilding of our national team".

Kumar will join his teammates for a small camp before starting his new role in the in Los Angeles.  

Wed, 08/31/2016

Cricket Canada have selected a High Performance (HP) team to play two matches against Bermuda on September 2nd and 3rd at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City. Bermuda's visit to Canada is part of its preparation for the ICC WCL Division 4 which will take place in California in October/November.

While here Bermuda is expected to play four 50 over matces including the two against the Canada HP team, then they will play TDCA Super Elite finalist Mississauga Ramblers on Tuesday September 6 at Iceland, Mississauga. The final match will be against a Canada Select on Wednesday September 7 at King City. All matches start at 10 am.

Cricket Canada President Ranjit Saini said, "Cricket Canada is pleased to host Bermuda and provide an opportunity for our players to gain meaningful experience". 

The Canada HP team is: Srimantha Wijeyeratne (Capt), Varun Sehdev, Shahid Ahmadzai, Charnjit Singh, Sudeepta Aurka, Mark Montfort, Dilon Heyliger, Malinga Gayan, Rayyan Pathan, Azghar Hotak, Parveen Saroye, Saad Bin Zafar, Bhavindu Adihetty, Armaan Kapoor, Daksh Talwar, Faraz Maqsood 

Thu, 08/25/2016


Cricket
Canada  board members, players and its supporters are deeply saddened to hear sudden passing of Bhan Deonarine.

Bhan was a long-time servant of Cricket in Canada. He was a former Cricket Canada Director however was best known for his role as National Selector and Chairman of Selectors, through the years which oversaw the national men's team to the ICC - International Cricket Council World Cup in 2003 and 2007.

Bhan was a life member, honorary board member, and statesman of the Nova Scotia Cricket Association (NSCA) for well over 40 years, he had overseen cricket survival through both good and lean times in Halifax since the early days of the NSCA. Warmly considered the grandfather of Nova Scotia cricket to modern day players in Halifax, Bhan has served on the NSCA board in just about every imaginable role including President, Secretary, Treasurer and Provincial Director.

NSCA's 'Deonarine Cup' T20 tournament is named in Bhan's honour and is played at the beginning of the every Halifax Cricket League season.

Bhan will be missed by the cricket fraternity but he will forever remain alive in our hearts and memories.

May his Soul Rest in Peace!!

 

Some responses on hearing of Bhan's passing:

 

Bhan was a descent and humble human being, who will be very sadly missed...rest in peace my friend...

Ranjit Saini (Toronto)

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Bhan. I remember my first trip to Nova Scotia he opened his home to me. He was such a genuinely good person and had a strong passion for the development of cricket. He will be always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace.

Ingleton Liburd (Toronto)

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It was sad to hear of the death of Bhan Deonarine. Bhan served his community both Cricket and Social well. He was the longest serving and a statesman to the Canadian Cricket Selection committee. He will long be remembered by fellow Cricket Administrators and players across the country for his dedication and commitment to Cricket.

May his soul rest in peace.

Calvin Clarke. (Toronto) 

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Bhan will be fondly remembered and his contribution to Canadian cricket is much appreciated.

Ben Seebaran (Vancouver)

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I'm deeply sadden to know that my friends Bhan's soul has departed for heavenly body.  

I lost a good friend and die heart cricket lover who has immensely contributed for development of cricket not only in NS but also in eastern Canada.  

I've known Bhan for more than 20 years when he started cricket in Halifax with mostly foreign students playing for his team.

Every time I went to NS for cricket, he and his wife always insisted me to stay at their house. And there were not short coming of any kind of hospitality.

 I pray to all mighty God to find a peaceful place in the Heaven for his soul.

 

Kantilal  (ken) Patel

Umpire Coordinator &

Chairman Umpire Certification (Toronto)

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It seems like yesterday that we were all at Ross Lord, me umpiring my first national tournament, he working the sidelines. 

It brings back a lot or memories.

Karran Bayney (Winnipeg)

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I am saddened to hear about the passing away of Bhan. He was an admirable man. He was the beacon of the sport of cricket in the Eastern Canada. I had the pleasure of knowing him through our tenure as the members of the Board of Directors of Cricket Canada 2003-2009. I wish our friend a brisk breeze for his journey to the distant horizon. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Please extend my sincere condolences to his family.

Ben Sennik (Toronto)

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My sincerest condolences to the Cricket Canada family on losing a true pioneer and a friend of cricket.

His efforts coincided with some of the best times known by the organization and he should be well remembered by us all.

Ravin Moorthy (Calgary)

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My heartiest condolences to NSCA and Deonarine family and friends. He will always be remembered for his contribution to cricket in Canada and Nova Scotia region. 

May his soul Rest In Peace.

Vimal Hardat

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I am deeply shocked to hear that Bhan's innings is closed. He was good to work with as Chief Selector. He was a very conciliatory man. May his soul rest in peace!!!

Angus Melder (BC)