Sat, 12/03/2011

Afghanistan moved by Malaysia by 59 runs in the opener of the Asian Cricket Council T20 Qualification Tournament Saturday in Nepal. Also winning on day one were Oman, UAE and Nepal who are amongst the favorites to qualify for the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March in Dubai. Canada will be one of the 16 teams participating in the tournament.
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Sun, 11/27/2011

West Indies were today crowned as champions of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011, after defeating Pakistan by 130 runs. By virtue of winning the tournament, West Indies has risen in the Reliance ICC Women's ODI Team Rankings - West Indies now sits fifth in the world while Pakistan has risen from eighth to now occupy sixth place.
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Sun, 11/20/2011

West Indies and South Africa maintained its unbeaten runs in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011 (WWCQ) in Dhaka as the sides won both of its final rounds of group matches at the tournament.
West Indies maintained its unbeaten run in the ICC WWCQ 2011 after the side defeated hosts Bangladesh by 80 runs in front of over 5000 Bangladeshi fans that filled the stands at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur.
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Wed, 11/16/2011

 
As part of the ongoing independent governance review of the International Cricket Council, which was announced on 30 June 2011, members of the media and the general public are encouraged to have their say and send their views to the external review team for consideration.
In order for other interested parties to be able to communicate their views on the ICC’s governance, the review team has set up a restricted mailbox, to which only it will have access, therefore guaranteeing confidentiality.
 Stakeholders are invited to send their views to the review team on the ICC’s governance to governance.review.icc@uk.pwc.com. In order to allow thorough consideration of all opinions, individuals have been asked to send their views no later than 9 December.
The independent external review team has been appointed by the ICC to review and report on the governance of the ICC. The chairman of the review is the Rt Hon. the Lord Woolf and he is being supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
 Lord Woolf’s advisor on the review is the former Chief Justice of the Punjab, Mukul Mudgal. This group constitutes the review team. The scope of the review covers governance, membership, ethics and the role of the ICC.

Mon, 11/14/2011

Canada's Ryerson University and NYU-Polytechnic faced off on TV Asia on Sat Nov 12, in the Finals of the American College Cricket Northeast Championship, and an opportunity to zoom up the rankings, maybe even to number 1 in American College Cricket. 
 
Ryerson University’s pace attack is 5 deep, and tall -  Warren Rajroop is 6’5′, Rayan Pathan 6’4′, Siufian Chaudhary 6’2′, Azad Zaidi,6′  with Harsh Desai -bouncers come easy ! 
 
NYU-Polytechnic atttack boast America’s fastest, Adrian Gordon but it was clear that Ryerson held the advantage in the bowling dept.  
 
Batting first the NYU-Polytechnic batsmen relied on extras to move the score along, and at the end of the Power Play they had just 17 runs for 2 wickets.  
 
However hard hitting strokeplayer Adrian Gordon had just come to the wicket, and he delighted with some glorious cuts and hooks, getting 4 twos on the slow outfield, before stroking 3 fours. 
 
In March Gordon smashed 145* in the national championship, so the Ryerson team had to be getting worried when Gordon came back too casually for a 2nd run, and was run out ! 
 
Gordon was out at 56, and only Somesh Batra, 12 reached double figures as the NYU-Poly team crumbled. 
 
Once again Harsh Desai took crucial wickets, 2 for 17 off 3 overs. Hasan Mirza, the Ryerson captain, 2 for 15 in 3 overs and Azad Zaidi 3 for 6 in 1.3 overs.  
 
Hasan Zaidi then opened the batting with Farhan Khan,10 and played a solid innings before opening up,striking 2 sixes and 1 four in 30*. Coming at 3, Rahat smashed 4 sixes in his 33* as the two put on an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs to win the game and the TV Asia Trophy for Ryerson ! 
 
The MVP was Harsh Desai, who once again took crucial wickets to swing the game Ryerson’s way.
 
Ryerson won in such a convincing manner that they have immediately vaulted themselves to be among the favorites to win the Chanderpaul Trophy at next March’s American College Cricket Spring Break Championship. 
 
Play by play commentary for the game was done by Lloyd Jodah, as TV Asia and American College Cricket teamed up to bring the game out of the shadows, and into people's living rooms in the United States and Canada.

Fri, 11/11/2011

As Canada's oldest sport, Cricketers have been some of the oldest contributors to our armed services. Many cricketers careers ended in their prime as they left Canada to join war efforts in Europe in the early part of the 1900s. Today we remember the sacrifice of all who have given their lives in the service of our country.

Sun, 11/06/2011

Cricket Canada wishes to appoint a qualified “Harassment & Abuse Protection Officer”  to provide  services regarding harassment and abuse in its teams, camps, member organisations, leagues and clubs.
The person shall train other employees/contractors/volunteers to implement and administer all activities related to harassment and abuse at various level of the organisation. The appointed person will have the responsibility of implementing and effective harassment and abuse prevention program at all levels of the organisation and measure its effectiveness on regular basis.
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Wed, 10/26/2011

The Nova Scotia Cricket Association proudly announces that AIL Satti will be sponsoring the all new indoor cricket league in Halifax this coming 2011/12 winter season.

An ecstatic NSCA President, Tushar Sehgal, stated "This is a tremendously welcome commitment from AIL Satti to partner with us in furthering the development of cricket in Nova Scotia. We have seen substantial growth in participation in our sport the past few years since the beginning of the summer Halifax Cricket League in 2010.

This indoor league now allows us to continue growing and providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in playing cricket all year round." AIL Satti is part of the insurance company AIL Canada and is situated in Lacewood Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more details on how to sign up to play cricket in Halifax in either the winter or summer leagues, please direct your enquiries via email to: novascotiacricket@gmail.com

Thu, 10/13/2011

The work began in the Exhibition ground today to build the natural turf wicket as old artificial turf was removed and the new square began to take shape. The work to complete the seeding will end by 18th October 2011. Chris Chappell, an experienced  turf pitch expert from Ontario who has been appointed as Project Contractor, arrived this morning and got on to the task of building the new pitch immediately. Chris expressed deep satisfaction and happiness that the weather was cooperating and that there was no rain in the forecast during the construction period.

The project saw many challenges in the making and leading up to this day. President Ranjit Saini speaking from Toronto said that the biggest challenge was the lack of availability of the local suitable clay soil mix that could meet expectations to suit tropical and temperate climates.

“While whole lot of people talk in terms of clay percentage, the right quality requirements of the suitable clay soil mix are the binding strength and the ability to grow healthy grass while  making sure that proper bounce could be achieved. In a region with short growing season such as ours, the quality of the soil to grow healthy grass in a short period of time is very important.”

“I am very pleased to know that with the assistance of several soil laboratories in Alberta, we were able to locate an area where such a soil mix existed that could provide us with a fast track that we all wished to have in Canada. The soil has been tested for these properties before selection. The Abbotsford wicket is going to provide us with the experience that is comparable to some West Indian and South African pitches” said Saini.

The President is travelling to Abbotsford to see the finishing of the construction and to have meetings with the City of Abbotsford to facilitate arrangements for the wicket maintenance and will also meet officials of Western Economic Diversification Canada, the co-sponsors of the project on behalf of Government of Canada. The President will also attend separate meetings with Cricket Alberta in Calgary and Cricket BC executive meeting in Surrey, to exchange information and discuss future development plans for the region.

Wed, 10/12/2011

The second season of the Halifax Cricket League came to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday with Halifax Blue battling to a tight 5-run victory over Halifax Gold in the last over of the Final of the Twenty20 Competition. In the Final of the 40-over competition back on September 25th, Halifax Red claimed the trophy with a 40-run win against Halifax Gold. For more match details please visit the Nova Scotia Cricket Association's website or Facebook page.
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