Wed, 05/08/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce members of its men’s and women’s national teams will take part in McHappy Day (1045 Pape Avenue Toronto, ON) on Wednesday May 8th, 2013 in support of children’s programs at the Toronto East General Hospital.

McHappy Day caps off an exciting national effort of fundraising in support of Canadian children in need. 

This year, on May 8th, one dollar from the sale of every McMuffin sandwich, Happy Meal® and Big Mac® will be donated back to support children’s programs at the Toronto East General Hospital. 

Cricket Canada recognizes the importance of McHappy Day in supporting programs that are concerned with the needs of Canadian children and creates widespread community support and awareness of their goals.

National team members will assist McDonalds employees in taking orders, working the drive-thru window and in the kitchen helping to prepare food for customers.

Cricket Canada President Ravin Moorthy was happy to have the organization take part in the event. “Children are the life-line and vibrancy of Canadian communities and we are ecstatic at the enthusiasm of our national team members to get into the community for this event in support of the Toronto East General Hospital.” Moorthy said.  “We encourage cricketers across the country to visit McDonalds today and contribute toward helping children in need in their respective communities.”

Cricket Canada national team members will take shifts at the Toronto - Pape/Cosburn McDonalds location during the following times:

11:30am - 1:00pm
Ruvindu GunasekeraJeremy Gordon, Scott Stanger (Athletic Therapist)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rizwan CheemaUsman LimbadaHiral Patel, Henry Osinde
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Monali Patel (Women’s Team Member)

Tue, 05/07/2013

Be part of the winning team at Cricket Canada.  Changes in the governance of Canadian cricket have created new and exciting positions for committeed volunteers looking to "Join the Movement". 

Cricket Canada is looking for applicants to join the new National Selection Group.  The group will form the three national selection panels. 

There are 10 positions available as follows: 

  • Senior Men's Selection Panel (4 positions)
  • Youth Selection Panel (4 positions)
  • Women's Selection Panel (2 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 international 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.

Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV via email to:
hr@cricketcanada.org or via mail to:

HR Manager
Cricket Canada
3 Concorde Gate
Suite 214-B
Toronto, ON   M3C 3N7

Deadline for Submission is May 21, 2013.

Roles & Responsibilities of the National Selection Panel

Roles

The principal role of the National Selection Panel is to select teams to represent Canada that will:      

(i)           Maximize Canada’s chances of winning each game or series; and,
(ii)          Guarantee the long-term success of Canadian cricket.

Responsibilities

Responsible to the Cricket Canada High Performance Committee
Select the national team for all ICC or Cricket Canada approved matches
Select a Canada “A”  team where such fixtures are organized.
Select a training national squad where necessary, the timing and number of players to be determined by the High Performance Committee.
Select and rank the players to be offered paid contracts, the timing and number of such players to be determined by the High Performance Committee.

Once a National Team or Squad has been selected and finalized by the Selection Committee (including the naming of a captain & vice captain), it is to be passed onto to the High Performance Committee for review/approval and announcement.

A minimum of one selector shall be present at:

  1. National Cricket League matches
  2. National team matches held in Canada
  3. Canada “A” matches held in Canada

Where possible, attend club matches where National team members or players of National interest are participating.

Liaise with and receive reports from Regional Selectors and National Youth Selectors regarding the identification and monitoring of players of national interest.

Tue, 05/07/2013

Be part of the winning team at Cricket Canada. Changes in the governance of Canadian cricket have created new and exciting positions for committed volunteers looking to “Join the Movement”

Cricket Canada is looking for applicants to join the operations team as program coordinators. Reporting to the program managers, the coordinators will assist with the day-to-day operations of Cricket Canada as well as take on special tasks as required.

There are 7 positions available as follows:

  • Senior Men’s Coordinator
  • Youth Cricket Coordinator
  • Women’s Coordinator
  • National Umpires Coordinator
  • National Schools Coordinator
  • National Coaching Coordinator
  • National Scorers Coordinator

Please see the position descriptions described below.

Positions are volunteer; however Cricket Canada will reimburse all reasonable expenses, with prior approval, relating to this position.

Please send a cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in, and a copy of your CV to:

hr@cricketcanada.org or by mail to

HR Manager
Cricket Canada
3 Concorde Gate
Suite 214B
Toronto, Ontario   M3C 3N7

Deadline for Submission is May 21, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

COORDINATOR/CHAIR POSITIONS

POSITION OVERVIEWS

To provide assistance where requested and required to the Chief Executive Officer, High Performance Manager, Domestic Development Manager and Office Manager in the completion of their duties in the following areas:

Senior Coordinator                        Men’s National Team Program; National Cricket League

 

Junior Coordinator                         Under 19 Male National Team Program; Male Youth Development Programs

 

Women’s Coordinator                  Women’s National Team Program; Female Youth Development Programs               

 

Chair of the National Coaching Committee           LTAD Plan; ICC Coach Accreditation Programs and Courses

 Chair of the National Umpires & Scorers Committee          Umpiring & Scoring Programs and Accreditation Courses; umpiring and scoring appointments

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Good organization and communication skills

•Team conscious whose focus is on national rather than provincial or regional needs. 

•Able to achieve objectives through planning and foresight.

•Constructive and objective.

•Able to maintain confidentiality.

•Fair-minded and displays no bias.  

•Shall not hold another position within Cricket Canada which shall include being a member of the Board of Directors (National or Provincial)

•Shall not be related to a current or potential national level player, umpire, scorer or coach

•Not under suspension or investigation by his Province or any other body

The typical duties of each position may include assisting Cricket Canada staff in the following areas

  • Organisation and conduct of Cricket Canada matches & tournaments
  • Special events (including on-site co-ordination)
  • Organization and conduct of training and practical programs
  • Overall program administration and communications

Specific duties and time commitment for each position will vary depending upon the priorities within each of these areas at any given time.

Sun, 04/28/2013

Cricket Canada has announced sweeping changes across the organization coming out of the recent Annual General Meeting in Halifax in March. Cricket Canada president, Ravin Moorthy,  was pleased with the unified approach the board of directors has taken to modernize the organization

“We are facing significant pressures in the organization and in order to respond adequately we needed to modernize and take some tangible steps forward” said Moorthy.

Major highlights of the changes that can be expected to take hold this year:

  • Clear division between policy and operational control of the organization
  • ·Day to day business of the organization will be managed by the Chief Executive and his staff. The staff will include a team of ‘hired’volunteers
  • Consolidation of the Cricket Canada Board of Directors from 17 to 7 members  - this in addition to changes in the membership will allow Cricket Canada to comply with the new government guidelines for Not-for-profits
  • Vetting of nominations for directorship positions by a nominations committee
  • Term limits on positions
  • Creating minimum qualification of standards for selectors for all teams

The move on selection has been a long standing issue between Cricket Canada and the International Cricket Council dating back through several administrations.

Moorthy was pleased with the boards support. “It wasn’t just a matter of ticking a box, it’s a matter of good governance and was pleased to see the directors back us on a policy that no longer requires regionalism and electoral dealings to appoint selectors. “

Under the new approved policy, Cricket Canada’s selection panel will consist of members with minimum first class or international playing experience and will have to apply and be ‘hired’ on fixed terms. This policy will be implemented across all of Cricket Canada’s playing programs.

Cricket Canada Chief Executive Officer Doug Hannum is upbeat about the organization moving forward.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position to move forward with a fully professional team and we’re looking forward to the challenge.  The moves made at the AGM are a direct result of the strategic planning initiative we put forward last year and it is starting to bear fruit”

After completing a successful AGM, Moorthy was realistic about the challenges faced in the short term,

“We’ve managed to modernize the structure and bring it in-line with accepted business practices. While we can now say we’ve made administrative progress, we are now firmly focused on the field and our full support is behind our high performance team for the qualifiers ahead in 2013 and 2014.”

Cricket Canada now looks forward to a summer schedule which opens with Canada's premier domestic tournament, the National Cricket League from June 23rd – July 1st before shifting toward international fixtures with the Auty Cup vs USA in late July, and ICC World Cricket League and ICUP matches with UAE and HOLLAND in August.

Wed, 04/24/2013

Hamilton and District Cricket League (HDCL), a member of Cricket Council of Ontario, was host to the second Level 1 Coach Education course. Organised by Cricket Canada in conjunction with the HDCL, President Shah Zafar observed that the weekend program was a considerable achievement as eighteen persons attended the sessions.

The course, conducted by Cricket Canada's Domestic Development Manager, Ingleton Liburd, with assistance from Rupert Stephenson and Sameer Bhagirathi, was held at the Assumption Catholic High School, Burlington. All of the participants expressed gratitude to Cricket Canada for having this course and spoke highly of the new knowledge that they gained.

The next Level 1 Coach Education course will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on April 27 & 28.

 

Wed, 04/17/2013

Cricket Canada conducted a successful Level 1 Coach Education course in Montreal, Quebec over the weekend of 13 & 14 April. The course was facilitated by Cricket Canada’s Domestic Development Manager, Ingleton Liburd, and High Performance Manager, David Patterson.

Quebec Cricket Federation (QCF) Junior Development Officer, DeCourcey Bishop, worked closely with Cricket Canada to ensure that the course was productive. According to DeCourcey, “All of the attendees were satisfied with the course and the professional manner in which it was conducted”.

QCF President, Charles Pais, said, “I would like to thank the participants for taking time out to attend the Level 1 course since having newly trained cricket coaches will help foster growth and the development of the sport in Canada”.

From Cricket Canada’s Domestic Development Manager, Ingleton Liburd, “This course was the start of a national coach education program to improve on the number of qualified coaches and the quality of coaching in each Province”.

Level 1 Coach Education courses will be held in Burlington, Ontario on April 20 & 21 and in Fredericton, New Brunswick on April 27 & 28.

 

Wed, 04/17/2013

National Under 19 Coach, Ingleton Liburd, together with Cricket Canada High Performance Manager, David Patterson, conducted a talent ID evening with the Quebec Cricket Federation (QCF) last Friday, April 12th.

Conducted at the John Rennie High School in Montreal with the assistance of National Team Selector and QCF Junior Development Officer, Decourcey Bishop, 23 talented male teenage players, together with 2 female players, attended the evening designed to assist in developing the skills of those players who attended as well as to identify potential players of national interest.

Under 19 Players identified as being of national interest will be invited by Ingleton Liburd to attend National U/19 team training in Toronto in the near future.

 

Thu, 04/11/2013

Cricket Canada National team Coach, Gus Logie, together with High Performance Manager, David Patterson, and ICC High Performance Manager, Richard Done, will be visiting Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg in the first week of May.

They will be spending 2-3 days in each city, meeting with provincial and local cricket officials and undertaking practice and talent ID sessions with provincial players.

For David Patterson, “this trip is important for the building of HP relationships with the provinces, especially in relation to the Cricket Canada HP Structure and Player Pathway as presented at the recent AGM in Halifax, as well as providing the national team coach, Gus Logie, with the opportunity to touch base with current and potential future national team players".

From an ICC perspective, Richard Done has indicated “this visit presents a good opportunity to get the players and other key people in each region together with a particular emphasis on the performance pathway within Canada”.

Along similar lines, David will visiting Montreal this weekend to meet with Quebec cricket officials and players. After conducting a session this Friday evening for potential NCL players and talented local youth, David will be assisting Domestic Development Manager, Ingleton Liburd, in the conduct of a Level 1 Coaching course on 13 and 14 April.

 

Wed, 04/10/2013

Cricket Canada is saddened to announce the passing of former player Marshal De Souza. De Souza, a first class player from Pakistan, emigrated to Canada in the 1960's and soon  became part of the national team. He earned his first Canadian cap in 1967 against the touring MCC side. He also toured the UK as part of Canada's side in 1974.

Marshal is survived by his wife Bertha, and their children.

CRICINFO PROFILE | OBITUARY

Tue, 04/09/2013

The Canadian Women’s team under the guidance of national coach George Codrington will be conducting a 3 day camp in Toronto over the Victoria Day long weekend on May 18,19,20. The Camp will bring together 16 players from the national squad:

Hala Azmat - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club – Toronto, ON
Jenna Bartholemew - Calgary Womens CC - AB
Chrissie Blackadder - West Vancouver CC - BC
Kim Coulter - Wicket Maidens CC - Victoria, BC
Lorraine Kenton - Kaisoca CC - ON
Mahwish Khan - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Kamna Mirchandani - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Monali Patel - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Nicole Samuel - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Durriya Shabbir - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Suthershini Sivanantham - Pirates CC - Montreal, PQ
Sheryl TIttlemier - Manitoba Cricket Academy - Winnipeg, MB
Mikaela Turik - Northern Districts - Sydney, Australia
Vijay Vithanage - Manitoba Cricket Academy - Winnipeg, MB
Joanna White - Wicket Maidens CC - Victoria, BC
Saniyah Zia - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
 
The squad will train at the Sorkkam Cricket Canada Training Centre on Saturday, before playing a series of three T20 matches at Sunnybrook Park on Sunday and Monday. Potential future Canadian players will also be invited to participate in these matches.
 
Coach George Codrington indicated “This is a very important weekend in our preparation for the World T20 qualifiers. It provides an ideal opportunity for us to bring all the squad together, not only to determine the final team but also to work on our team plans moving forward”.
 
The final squad of 14 players to represent Canada at the World T20 Qualifying Tournament in Ireland from July 23 to August 1 will be selected at the conclusion of the Camp.
 
This is the first time that Canadian Women’s team has reached the final stage of World T20 qualification. They did so as a result of winning the ICC Americas tournament in the Cayman Islands in April 2012.
 
Canada has been placed in Group B along with Sri Lanka, hosts Ireland and Japan. Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Thailand and Netherlands make up Group A. The winner of the tournament qualifies for the World T20 to be conducted in Bangladesh in March 2014.