Sun, 03/24/2013

Cricket Canada made huge strides in governance, and progress across the board as its AGM concluded in Halifax over the weekend. In the most sweeping changes ever put forward in the organizations history, the Provincial Directors have agreed to change the organizations board and governance structure as well as make changes to selection and other positions.

Changes will begin to take place over the next 12-16 months as the organization goes through the process.

Vimal Hardat, Mohamed Shaikh, and Amit Joshi were all returned to their VP positons while Charles Pais returns as Treasurer.

More to follow...

Fri, 03/22/2013

Cricket Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Milton Thomas Wilson. Wilson was a pillar in the cricket community in the 1940’s and 1950’s a  member and captain of Grace Church Cricket Club and executive of the T&DCA. He was instrumental in acquiring financing and developing Maple Leaf Cricket Club which serves as one of Canada's two ODI grounds.

Milton passed away at age 90 in Toronto on March 22, 2013

 

 

Thu, 03/21/2013

Hiral Patel's heroics with the bat and ball couldn't save Canada from a four-wicket defeat against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup. Patel struck a doughty 93 on the fourth day, scoring more than half of his side's second innings total, as the other batsmen fell to Nehemiah Odhiambo's pace. Canada folded for 175, leaving Kenya a target of 128 for victory.

FULL STORY AND SCORECARD

Sat, 03/16/2013

Some late hitting from Ragheb Aga and three wickets each from Collins Obuya and Elijah Oteino helped Kenya win the second T20 against Canada in Dubai and share the series 1-1. Having scored 139 after electing to bat, Kenya dismissed Canada for 118 with seven balls to spare.

The top five Kenya batsmen reached double-figures but couldn't score more than 20 as they lost wickets regularly and were 76 for 5, primarily due to two wickets from left-arm spinner Hiral Patel. Rakep Patel and Aga then put on 57 off 37 for the sixth wicket which helped them reach 139.

SCORECARD | MATCH REPORT ON CRICINFO

Sat, 03/09/2013

Canada got some much needed confidence ahead of Monday's match against the Kenya with a spirited draw against Ireland that concluded Saturday. The agreement between the two sides was to bat 90 overs each day and Canada after winning the toss on Friday put the Irish into bat. Rayan Pathan introduced himself to Irish cricket with 4-56 and was joined by fellow youngster Nikil Dutta  (4-51) in giving the top ranked associate side all they could handle. Ireland were bowled out for 145 with only former England international Ed Joyce reaching a half century. The Irish would eventually finish the day effectively 240-12.

On Saturday Canada got their turn and it was Hiral Patel (63) leading the way as he put on 52 runs with Ruvindu Gunasekera for the opening stand and Canada were on their way. With some needed contributions from the middle order Canada made 225-10 before heading back in. Raza ur-Rehman (56*), who missed out in the first innings got some much needed time at the crease. In the end Canada would make 295 from their 90 overs and carry some much needed confidence and a bit of swagger into Monday's meeting with Kenya.

SCORECARD

 

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Wed, 02/20/2013

ICC is seeking to appoint a Finance Data Officer - Americas.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body for cricket.  The Pepsi ICC Development Programme is tasked with building a bigger, better global game by assisting the 96 Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs) to grow and improve the standard of cricket within their territories.  The Development Programme has specific strategic objectives aimed at the sustainable development and strengthening of the sport globally.

The Americas is one of five regional offices within the Pepsi ICC Development Programme.  The Americas regional office is based in Toronto, Canada and has a small team that supports the development of the game in the region's 17 AMs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • to manage the ICC's investment into the Development Programme through the implementation of the ICC Development Funding Policy and ongoing monitoring of compliance against ICC Membership Criteria
  • to oversee the annual collection of data from members to accurately assess performance, analyze trends and highlight opportunities and issues
  • to provide governance and administration expertise to the Americas regional team, in particular member planning and budgeting and regional conferences
  • to manage Americas finances including A/P and A/R and quarterly financial reporting to ICC head office

Requirements for a successful candidate:

  • outstanding communication and interpersonal skills at all levels
  • ability to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds across cultural and national identities
  • a Bachelor's degree in a relevant area (accounting, finance, business, sport management)
  • experience in accounting software packages
  • able to analyze financial information
  • report writing and presentation of data
  • energy and passion required to inspire others to perform
  • independence and a self-starter attitude

Conditions of Employment:

  • the position is based in Toronto, Canada
  • the position reports to the ICC Finance & Data Manager who is based in Dubai, but also works closely with the ICC Americas Regional Development Manager
  • as part of the role some international and domestic travel will be required
  • preference will be given to candidates based in Canada
  • remuneration offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences

If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please mail your CV and cover letter to:  recruitment@icc-cricket.com.  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is March 15, 2013.  Due to the overwhelming number of high-quality applicants expected, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Fri, 02/15/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce dates for the 2013 installement of the National Cricket League.  In its second year, Canada's premier domestic tournament will commence Sunday June 23rd with a 5 day 50 over round robin tournament and followed by a 3 day T20 tournament culminating with the T20 final on Canada Day, July 1st. 

In honour of recently departed and legendary Canadian cricket administrators, the 50 over and T20 competitions have been named the Jack Kyle Trophy and Clifford Cox Trophy respectively.

All matches will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, ON.

Jack Kyle Trophy (50 Over)

Sunday June 23rd

Eastern Fury vs Western Stallions
Central Sheild vs Prairie Fire

Monday June 24th

Eastern Fury vs Prairie Fire
Western Stallions vs Pacific Edge

Tuesday June 25th

Western Stallions vs Central Shield
Pacific Edge vs Eastern Fury

Wednesday June 26th

Prairie Fire vs Pacific Edge
Eastern Fury vs Central Shield

Thursday June 27th

Western Stallions vs Prairie Fire
Central Shield vs Pacific Edge

All 50 over matches commence at 11:00am.

Clifford Cox Trophy (20 Over)

Saturday June 29th

Eastern Fury vs Prairie Fire (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Pacific Edge (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Central Shield (3:00pm)
Eastern Fury vs Pacific Edge (3:00pm)

Sunday June 30th

Prairie Fire vs Pacific Edge (11:00am)
Eastern Fury vs Central Shield (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Prairie Fire (3:00pm)
Central Sheild vs Pacific Edge (3:00pm)

Monday July 1st

Eastern Fury vs Western Stallions (11:00am)
Central Sheild vs Prairie Fire (11:00am)
FINAL (3:00pm)

 

 

 

Wed, 02/13/2013

The CRICKET CANADA Annual General Meeting for the year ended December 31, 2012 will be held March 23-24, 2013 at The Westin Nova Scotian hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Special room rates are available to all delegates; make your reservation by clicking on https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1301289665&key=1A8FE

Delegate reports are to be submitted to the Secretary at cclarke15@yahoo.com no later than Friday, March 15, 2013.

Nominations for the following positions and awards are invited; applications should be forwarded to the Secretary at the above email address no later than Friday, March 22, 2013.  Nominations will not be accepted from the floor.

Board Positions:

  • 1st Vice President
  • 3rd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Chair of Selectors (Women)
  • Selectors (Women)

Awards:

  • EMU
  • Stanley Wells
  • Jack Kyle
  • Lewis Gunn
  • Donald King

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact the Office Manager, Marcia Barrett, at marciabarrett@cricketcanada.org

Sat, 02/09/2013

Canada staged a much improved batting peformance on their final day in T&T in the lone 50 over match of the tour on Saturday. Winning the toss and batting first, Hiral Patel hit stride with 63 ball 58 putting on 69 runs with Ruvindu Gunasekera (12) for the opening wicket. Low double digit contributions from the middle order stalled Canada's progress but the lower order (Tariq - 31, Cheema 18, Siddiqui - 17) took Canada past the 200 mark.

In reply, T&T set about the target with fervour Lendl Simmons (41) and Evan Lewis (87) set T&T's platform before both falling to Nikhil Dutta (3-37). Dutta and Damodar Deasarath (2-40) were Canada's wicket takers and Trinidad got over the target with 10 overs to spare. Dutta's bowling peformance coupled with Patel striking with the bat highlighted some key positives coming out of the tour and set the stage for future tours.

Canada is next slated to play in the World Cup Qualification series against Kenya in March in Dubai.

 









13 Hiral Patel c S Gabriel gully Yannic Cariah 58 99 63 7  
57 Ruvindu Gunasekera c wkpr D Ramdin Rayad Emrit 12 71 43    
21 Nitish Kumar lbw b Ump Mohammed Yannic Cariah 13 17 16 2  
68 Amarbir Hansra st wkpr D Ramdin Yannic Cariah 8 24 19 1  
4 Damodar Daesrath lbw b Ump Johnitty Ravi Rampaul 23 44 34 1  
63 Usman Limbada c A Bhaggan point Shannon Gabriel 19 42 41 2  
61 wk Tariq Hamza c R Rampaul long on Rayad Emrit 31 62 35 1  
99 c Rizwan Cheema c I Khan mid wkt Shannon Gabriel 18 31 24 2  
81 Junaid Siddiqui run out / R Emrit (n)   17 30 19 2  
14 Nikhil Dutta NOT  OUT   5 8 5    
91 Manninder Aulakh NOT  OUT   1 3 2    
      Byes - 0 Totals 301 18 0
  UMPIRES   Leg Byes - 9       50
north Selwyn Johnitty   Wides - 4        
south Mansoor Mohammed   No Balls - 1        
      TOTAL SCORE - 219        

 

 











      BOWLERS
  Overs Mdn Runs Wkts Wides Nball 4's 6's
Ravi Rampaul   8 0 28 1 2 1 2  
Shannon Gabriel   8 1 42 2 1   5  
Rayad Emrit   8 0 45 2     4  
Imran Khan   7 0 25 0     2  
Yannic Cariah   9 1 30 3     4  
Yannick Ottley   5 0 18 0        
Ansil Bhaggan   5 0 22 0 1   1  

 









Nos BATSMEN How Out / Positions BOWLERS Runs Mins Balls 4's
54 Lendl Simmons c wkpr T Hamza Nikhil Dutta 41 89 45 6
17 Evin Lewis c U Limbada point Nikhil Dutta 87 110 68 10
15 Adrian Barath c N Dutta mid wkt Damodar Daesrath 18 42 33 1
3 Jason Mohammed c and b low return Nikhil Dutta 4 11 14  
80 c Denesh Ramdin NOT  OUT   38 48 50 3
48 Justin Guillen c J Siddiqui cover Damodar Daesrath 7 20 17  
10 Imran Khan NOT  OUT   8 17 11  
               
               
               
               
      Byes - 4 Totals 238 20
      Leg Byes - 0      
      Wides - 11      
      No Balls - 2      
      TOTAL SCORE - 220      
      Wickets - 5 CANADA    

 











Henry Osinde
  5 0 38 0 2   5 1

Manninder Aulakh
4 0 31 0 4 1 5  

Rayyankhan Pathan
3 0 28 0   1 2 2
Junaid Siddiqui   7.2 0 42 0 1   4 1
Nikhil Dutta   10 0 37 3 3   2  

Damodar Daesrath
10 0 40 2 1   2  
                     

 

 

 

Fri, 02/08/2013

Trinidad and Tobago lived up to their billing as the Caribbean's top side on Thursday winning comfortably over Canada. Batting first, RedForce proved they came to play in  round 1 of the Howzatt SuperLeague amassing a massive 182-2 from 20 overs.  Denesh Ramdin top scored for T&T with an unbeaten 64 from 34 balls. Evan Kewis (50) and Kjorn Ottley (48*) joined in on the assault in an entertaining 50 overs. Only Jeremy Gordon and Junaid Siddiqui picked up wickets for Canada.

In reply, Canada started positively before the wheels came off. 17 runs came off the first two overs and it was game on but Canada was unable to find the boundary nor stymie the onslaught from T&T's bowling attack, ultimately succumbing for 97-7 in 20 overs.








Justin Guillen c R Gunasekera cover Jeremy Gordon 7 32 12 1  
Evin Lewis c A Hansra mid wkt Junaid Sidiqqui 50 43 44 6 1
Kjorn Ottley NOT  OUT   48 57 32 2 3
Denesh Ramdin © NOT  OUT   64 46 34 6 2
Jason Mohammed              
Yannick Ottley              
Nicholas Pooran wk              
Teshawn Castro              
Yannic Cariah              
Ravi Rampaul              
Ansil Bhaggan              
UMPIRES Stand by UMPIRE Penalty Runs - 0 Totals 122 15 6
Robert Neptune Ramsahai Ramesar Byes - 4     Time Runs
Narace Singh   Leg Byes - 0     735 50
SCORER   Wides - 6     805 100
Rohit Balkissoon   No Balls - 2     826 150
Run Rate Per Over - 9.05 TOTAL SCORE - 181        

 











    BOWLERS
  Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wds NB 4's 6's
Amarbir Hansra   2 0 9 0     1  
Henry Osinde   3 0 36 0 1 1 4 1

Damodar Daesrath
4 0 21 0 1   2  
Jeremy Gordon   4 0 32 1 4   3  
Junaid Sidiqqui   4 0 44 1     2 3
Nikhil Dutta   1 0 9 0     1  
Rizwan Cheema   2 0 26 0   1 2 2
          4          
    Grand Totals - 20 0 181 2 6 2 15 6









Nos BATSMEN How Out / Positions BOWLERS Runs Mins Balls
1 Hiral Patel lbw b Ump Singh Yannick Ottley 11 11 8
2 c Rizwan Cheema c D Ramdin cover Yannick Ottley 5 9 4
3 Ruvindu Gunasekera c wkpr N Pooran Yannick Cariah 21 39 36
4 Amarbir Hansra run out / A Bhaggan (s)   8 26 18
5 Damodar Daesrath NOT  OUT   25 43 29
6 Usman Limbada c D Ramdin cover Jason Mohammed 7 10 12
7 Tariq Hamza c wkpr N Pooran Yannick Cariah 10 13 9
8 Junaid Siddiqui c K Ottley mid on Teshawn Castro 2 5 4
9 Nikhil Dutta NOT  OUT   1 1 1
10 Henry Osinde          
11 Jeremy Gordon Trinidad and Tobago won by 86 runs        
      Penalty Runs - 0 Totals 121
  Target Score - 182 Byes - 0  Power Outage  
  Runs required to win - 87 Leg Byes - 1 904 924
  Total balls remaining - 0 Wides - 3    20 minutes  
  Current run rate per over - 4.75 No Balls - 1    
  Required run rate per over   TOTAL SCORE - 95    
      Wickets - 7    

 











    BOWLERS
  Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wds NB 4's 6's
Ravi Rampaul   4 0 25 0     3  
Yannick Ottley   3 0 18 2 1   3  
Ansil Bhaggan   4 0 12 0 1      
Teshawn Castro   3 0 18 1   1 2  
Yannick Cariah   4 0 14 2 1      

Jason Mohammed
2 0 7 1