ATTENTION CANADIAN CLUB CRICKETERS!
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce Canada's u17 team to compete in the Americas Regional u18 tournament from July 8th - 15th, 2012 in Florida.
Armann Kapoor (ON) Captain
Nikhil Dutta (ON)
Thursaanth Anatharajah (ON)
Stephan Joseph (ON)
Siddhanth Shekhar (ON)
Arjun Parikh (ON)
Abraash Khan (ON)
Dhanya Mihir Dave (ON)
Prushoth Wijayaraj (ON)
Aniket Joshi (ON)
Bakshpreet Singh Gill (BC)
Miraj Rajeshkumar Patel (AB)
Farhan Malik Muhammad (AB)
Babar Barhan (AB)
CALLING ALL PASSIONATE CANADIAN CRICKET FANS!
The MCC will tour Canada between July 11th - 24th, 2012 as part of its annual overseas touring program. Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Toronto will host matches that will feature regional representative teams and Canada.
Friday July 13th - Vancouver | T20 | Brockton Point
Saturday July 14th - Vancouver | 50 Over | Clifford Cox Memorial Match | Brockton Point
Sunday July 15th - Victoria | 50 Over | Beacon Hill Park
Wednesday July 18th - Calgary | 50 Over | Riley Park
Saturday July 21st - Toronto | 50 Over | King City
Sunday July 22nd - Toronto | 50 Over | Toronto Cricket Club
The MCC last toured Canada in 2005. Additional details to follow.
I'm giving the couch a break. It needs one. It has provided sterling service over the last seven weeks but it is time to remove my posterior, poke my head outside the front door and reacquaint myself with natural daylight and fresh air.
The Indian Premier League is dangerous. It can become seriously addictive and once you're hooked it's tough to quit. Leaving the couch -- other than for a strategic time out -- becomes a daily battle. Everyday chores are delayed or ignored, and lame excuses are offered in the hope of placating loved ones.
The fifth edition of IPL was tortuous. The plot contained more twists and turns than a theme park rollercoaster. Opting to ignore the drama merely led to a feeling of negligence, an urge to catch up and a resolution that this would not happen again.
It was compelling stuff from beginning to end. Before a ball was bowled the owners of the Pune Warriors kicked up a stink over sponsorship and threatened not to take part at all. In the event, the franchise would hardly have been missed. Its expensively assembled squad failed to launch and limped in at the bottom of the standings.
The best batsman in Twenty20 cricket also missed out. Chris Gayle is a danger to bowlers and spectators alike. He sent a little girl to hospital with a broken nose after clobbering one of his mighty sixes into the crowd. She forgave him when he visited her but probably not the Bangalore franchise. Not even Gayle's monumental efforts were enough to hoist the Royal Challengers into the playoffs.
Mumbai got there but the search for success goes on. For a team so deep in talent, it was another campaign which promised much but ultimately fell flat. History will remember 2012 as the year in which Sachin Tendulkar finally completed a lifetime's work by reaching 100 international centuries, not the one in which he helped his hometown Indians to the IPL title.
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CHENNAI, India -- Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis struck half-centuries to help Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League on Sunday, defeating two-time defending champion Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a high-scoring final.
Opener Bisla plundered 89 off 48 balls with eight fours and five sixes, while South African Kallis hit 69 off 49 balls, as Kolkata scored 192-5 in 19.4 overs in reply to Chennai's commanding 190-3.
Manoj Tiwary struck two successive boundaries off West Indian pacer Dwayne Bravo to help the visitors clinch a thrilling victory at the Chidambaram Stadium in their first appearance in an IPL final.
Wicketkeeper Bisla, who replaced New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, was effortless in his shot execution as he put on 136 for the second wicket with Kallis after skipper and batting mainstay Gautam Gambhir fell to Australian pace man Ben Hilfenhaus in the opening over.
"I'm feeling very happy I played my part," Bisla said. "Brendon is a class player, his record speaks for himself. "
Bisla was dismissed by South African Albie Morkel, whom he had previously hit for four boundaries in one over, with Kolkata needing 52 off 32 balls. Bravo sent back Laxmi Rathan Shukla for 3 and when India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Yusuf Pathan for one, Kolkata were left needing 27 off 17.
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He was so out of touch they dropped him. They won't do that again. There's more chance of a Martian invasion than Murali Vijay being dropped for Sunday's Indian Premier League final.
The local hero finally came through when it mattered most. The fist pump celebration said it all. This was not a dignified raising of the bat in acknowledgment of a milestone. It was a mixture of personal relief and defiance of his critics. The message was received loud and clear.
It has been a season-long battle. Prior to his brilliant, match-winning century against the Delhi Daredevils, Vijay had flattered to deceive. His patchy form mirrored that of his team -- so much was expected of the Chennai Super Kings but inconsistency appeared the only constant.
Six of Canada's talented u19 players have been named to the ICC Americas U-19 Development team which will take part in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional U-19 tournament in Barbados later this summer.
Manny Aulakh, Nitish Kumar, Akash Shah, Darren Ramsammy, Nikhil Dutta and Rayankhan Pathan will join representatives from the United States, Cayman Islands, and Bermuda to form a combined Americas team in the regional West Indies development event.
Cricket Council of Ontario is pleased to announce the creation of “Ontario Premier League T20” and has provided sanction of the TDCA sponsored proposal to conduct a T20 tournament as “Ontario Premier League T20” or “OPLT20”. The tournament will be played for 10 consecutive days and will involve 4 teams chosen through a draft.
Cricket Canada is greatly disappointed by the events following the May 12th All Star T20 event from the Roger’s Centre with respect to unpaid player salaries and have been working with the promoters to resolve the situation amicably.
We fully understand the frustration felt by the players in question and have reached out to the participating agents to provide copies of their clients’ contracts with event promoters Kat Rose Inc, so that we can engage to explore opportunities to assist in the pursuit of unpaid monies to both the participating players and Cricket Canada.
The event itself was a positive statement for the potential of cricket in Canada with an estimated 12,000 enthusiastic cricket fans in attendance to witness an exciting contest that featured many of our Canadian cricket stars. We will continue to seek opportunities to host future high profile events and take the necessary steps to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are met accordingly.