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.


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.
Wed, 03/27/2013

Cricket Canada Examinations Notice
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Police station, 23 Division, 5230 Finch Avenue West, Toronto


Register by e-mail or telephone before the date above stating the level of examination that you wish to sit.  See below for the only method of registration. Persons who fail to register may not be allowed to sit the examination.

Candidates for the Intermediate Umpire, Qualified Umpire, and Qualified Scorer certificates must bring their own calculators for Last Hour calculations and also bring D/L sheets and resource tables. Cell phones are not allowed in the room.

Candidates may only attempt more than one Cricket Canada umpiring examination and more than one Cricket Canada scoring examination in any calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) if they are successful in the first examination.

Provisional Umpire examination (Level 1). Start time 9:00 a.m.

Candidates must demonstrate a reasonably good knowledge of the current MCC Laws (Part A) and the basic ICC Standard Playing Conditions (Part B) for limited overs matches.  To increase the chance of success in this examination, candidates are very strongly advised to study both "Tom Smith's New Cricket Umpiring and Scoring" current version ISBN 978-0-297-86641-1 and the current (October 2012) ICC rules for limited overs matches. This qualification normally expires after five seasons. The examination lasts for one hour. Minimum age 12 years.*  Pass mark 70% in Part A and 70% in part B. Fee: $10.

Intermediate Umpire examination (Level 2). Start time 10:00 a.m.
Candidates must demonstrate a very good knowledge of the MCC Laws (Part A) and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches including the manual Duckworth/Lewis method (Part B).Candidates must pass both Part A and Part B. The examination lasts for two-and-a-half hours. Pass mark 75%. Fee: $12.

Qualified Umpire (Level 3). Start time 10:00 a.m.
Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the MCC Laws (Part A) including LBW and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches including the Duckworth/Lewis method (Part B).The examination lasts for three hours. Some answers to the questions require detailed explanations. Candidates must pass both Parts A and B and the LBW questions. Cricket Canada Qualified Umpires are capable of standing in any cricket  match up to the national level. Pass mark 80%. Fee: $12. This qualification requires successful on-field assessments by umpires appointed by CricketCanada.

Provisional Scorer examination. Start time 9:00 a.m.
Minimum age 12 years.* Candidates must demonstrate a reasonably good knowledge of the current MCC Laws and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches as they concern scorers. . To increase the chance of success in this examination, candidates are strongly advised to studyboth “Tom Smith’s New Cricket  Umpiring and Scoring,” current version ISBN 978-0-297-86641-1 and the current (October 2012) ICC rules for limited overs matches. This qualification normally expires after five seasons. Pass mark 70%. Fee: $10.

Qualified Scorer examination.  Start time 10:00 a.m.
Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the MCC Laws and Test match playing conditions (Part A) and the ICC Standard Playing Conditions for limited overs matches, including the manual Duckworth/Lewis method and bonus point calculation (Part B), as they concern scorers. A score sheet is provided for Part C. The examination lasts for three hours. Candidates are expected to pass Parts A, B and C. This qualification normally expires after five seasons. Pass mark 80%. Fee: $12.

*Assignments are subject to the local  league’s playing conditions

Kantilal (Ken) Patel
Umpire Coordinator and Chairman Umpire Certification

To register, contact:

Gwynne Giles
416- 494-0455





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.


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.


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.




03.06.13 ::

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:  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.