Western Stallions V Pacific Edge
On Day 1 of the CIBC National Cricket League, the Western Stallions have produced a dominating perfomance over the Ashish Bagai led Eastern Fury. Batting first the Stallions registered an imposing 272 run total on the back of a Parveen Saroye century (102*) and strong middle order contributions from Hamza Tariq (43 from 48) and Usman Limbada (57 from 74). In response the Fury batsmen were pegged back with regularity by a seam attack led by Canadian opener Henry Osinder (3-16) and his battery mate, Stallions skipper Khurram Chohan (1-8). Parth Desai (3-5) continued the assault with which decimiated the middle order leaving the Fury in shambles. In the end the Eastern Fury scrapped to 93 runs (27.4 overs) leaving them well short of the required total.
In other action, Rizwan Cheema and the Central Shield held their nerve against Hiral Patel and the Prairie Fire. Batting first, the Fire ammased a sub par total of 124 with the only noteable batting resistance coming from Winnipeg's Jatinder Mathuru (35 from 43). The lions share of damage came from the arms of Kenny Kamyuka (3-13) and Cecil Pervez (5-23).
In reply, the Central Shield reached the total with some difficulty registering a 2 wicket win.
Eeastern Fury vs Prairie Fire
Western Stallions vs Pacific Edge
Matches start at 11:00am from Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON.
For SCHEDULE and LIVE SCOREACRDS please click here.
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the return of the CIBC National Cricket League (NCL), Canada’s premier domestic cricket tournament to take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, ON from June 23rd – July 1th, 2013.
The five team, eight day event will consist of both The Cliff Cox Trophy 50 over competition (June 23rd – 27th) and the Calvin Clarke Trophy T20 competition (June 29th – July 1st).
As in 2012, National team players have been split amoung the regional squads and supplemented with HP players from each representing region. Along side this and new for 2013, Cricket Canada will welcome five overseas players from the dominant Caribbean cricket nation of Trinidad & Tobago.
The T20 leg of the competition will be co-produced for television by Cricket Canada and community broadcaster Rogers TV, and broadcast LIVE in HD on Rogers TV (GTA/ONTARIO) with national coverage on Sportsnet.ca and specialty subscriber channel Sportsnet World.
Cricket Canada is also pleased to welcome CIBC as its title sponsor for the tournament along with individual team sponsors including celebrity cheff Vikram Vij (Pacific Edge), TITAN GSG Media Corporation (Western Stallions), CricHQ (Prairie Fire), Sportsnet World (Central Shield), and Teacher’s Blended Scotch Whiskey (Eastern Fury).
CAPTAIN: JIMMY HANSRA (CAN)
SPONSOR: Vij's at Home
ROSTER: DAMODAR DAESRATH (CAN), MANINDERJIT AULAKH (CAN), DARREN RAMSAMMY (CAN U19), AMANPAL GILL (CAN U19), GURKARAN DHILLON (CAN U19), GAURAV SINGH (BC), JASON SANDHER (BC), MANRICK SINGH (BC), RASHID MASOOD (BC), ZEESHAN WAHLA (BC), AWAIS AHMED (BC), MANDEEP REHAN (BC).
OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL: YANNIK OTTLEY (T&T)
CAPTAIN: KHURRAM CHOHAN (AB)
SPONSOR: TITAN GSG MEDIA CORPORATION
ROSTER: HAMZA TARIQ (CAN), USMAN LIMBADA (CAN), HENRY OSINDE (CAN), SUDEEPTA AURKA (CAN U19), FAROOQ QUERESHI (AB), KHURRAM TAHIR (AB), PARTH DESAI (AB), PARVEEN SAROYE (AB), SHEHZAD BASHIR (AB), YASOOB UlHAQ (AB), ZAHID CHAUDHARY (AB), FARHAN MALIK (AB).
OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL: KIJOY OTTLEY (T&T)
CAPTAIN: HIRAL PATEL (CAN)
ROSTER: ZEESHAN SIDDIQUI (CAN), RUVINDU GUNASEKERA (CAN), TREVOR MANOOSINGH (CAN U19), WALEED AHMED (SK), HARPARTAN SINGH SANDU (SK), HARPREET MANES (MB), SAADI AHMAD (MB), JATINDER MATHARU (MB), JOSEPH LOVELACE (MB), SIMRAN DOSANGH (SK), VESU SHAH (MB).
OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL: JASON MOHAMED (T&T)
CAPTAIN: RIZWAN CHEEMA (CAN)
SPONSOR: SPORTSNET WORLD
ROSTER: JUNAID SIDDIQUI (CAN), CECIL PERVEZ (ON), NIKHIL DUTTA (CAN), SHAHROZE SHAH (ON), HARVIR BAIDWAN (ON), DURAND SORAINE (ON), LOOKNAUTH RAMSUCHIT (ON), SALMAN NAZAR (ON), KENNETH KAMYUKA (ON), RUSTAM BHATTI (ON), STEPHAN RAJASHINGHAM (ON), DARIUS D’SOUZA (ON).
OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL: ANCIL BAGHAN (T&T)
CAPTAIN: ASHISH BAGAI (CAN)
SPONSOR: TEACHER'S BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY
ROSTER: ZUBIN SURKARI (ON), HARIKRISHNAN RAGHURAMAN (NS), AKRAM KHAN, AXAY PATEL (QC), RAYAN KHAN PATHAN (ON), TREVIN BASTIAMPILLAI (ON), DEAN ABZAL (ON), ARMAAN KAPOOR, DAVID CAMPBELL (NS), MATTHEW WEBB (NS), INDERPREET SINGH RANDHAWA, TAHLA SHAIK
CALVIN CLARKE TROPHY | 50 OVER COMPETITION | JUN 23rd – 27th
SUNDAY | JUN 23 | 11:00 AM ET | EASTERN FURY vs WESTERN STALLIONS
SUNDAY | JUN 23 | 11:00 AM ET | CENTRAL SHIELD vs PRAIRIE FIRE
MONDAY | JUN 24 | 11:00 AM ET | EASTERN FURY vs PRAIRIE FIRE
MONDAY | JUN 24 | 11:00 AM ET | WESTERN STALLIONS vs PACIFIC EDGE
TUESDAY | JUN 25 | 11:00 AM ET | WESTERN STALLIONS vs CENTRAL SHIELD
TUESDAY | JUN 25 | 11:00 AM ET | PACIFIC EDGE vs EASTERN FURY
WEDNESDAY | JUN 26 | 11:00 AM ET | PRAIRIE FIRE vs PACIFIC EDGE
WEDNESDAY | JUN 26 | 11:00 AM ET | EASTERN FURY vs CENTRAL SHIELD
THURSDAY | JUN 27 11:00 AM ET | WESTERN STALLIONS vs PRAIRIE FIRE
THURSDAY | JUN 27 11:00 AM ET | CENTRAL SHEILD vs PACIFIC EDGE
CLIFF COX TROPHY | T20 | JUN 29th – JUL 1st
SATURDAY | JUN 29 11:00 AM | EASTERN FURY vs PRAIRIE FIRE
SATURDAY | JUN 29 11:00 AM | WESTERN STALLIONS vs PACIFIC EDGE
SATURDAY | JUN 29 3:30 PM | WESTERN STALLIONS vs CENTRAL SHIELD
SATURDAY | JUN 29 3:30 PM | EASTERN FURY vs PACIFIC EDGE
SUNDAY | JUN 30 | 11:00 AM | PRAIRIE FIRE vs PACIFIC EDGE
SUNDAY | JUN 30 | 11:00 AM | EASTERN FURY vs CENTRAL SHIELD
SUNDAY | JUN 30 | 3:30 PM | CENTRAL SHIELD vs PACIFIC EDGE
SUNDAY | JUN 30 | 3:30 PM | WESTERN STALLIONS vs PRAIRIE FIRE
MONDAY | JUL 1 | 11:00 AM | EASTERN FURY vs WESTERN STALLIONS
MONDAY | JUL 1 | 11:00 AM | CENTRAL SHIELD vs PRAIRIE FIRE
MONDAY | JUL 1 | 3:30 PM | NCL T20 FINAL
* TWO T20 MATCHES PER DAY TO BE PRODUCED LIVE FOR TV
** ALL MATCHES WILL BE SCORED LIVE ON CRICHQ
Nova Scotia retained the Atlantic T20 inter-provincial title for 2013 following a rainy end to proceedings on Sunday afternoon in Montreal which saw the abandonment of the showcase match between Newfoundland & Labrador and Quebec, and the cancellation of the much anticipated matchup between Quebec and Nova Scotia.
The tournament represented the first time the Atlantic T20 had been hosted in the heart of the Quebec Cricket Federation since first participating in the tournament back in 2011 in Halifax.
Special thanks go to the hosts QCF, major tournament sponsor Howzat Productions Limited, and sponsor TITAN GSG for providing player cash prizes.
1. Nova Scotia
3. Newfoundland & Labrador
4. New Brunswick
5. Prince Edward Island
Best Batsman - Hari Raghuraman (NS)
Best Bowler - Daksh Talwar (NS)
Tournament MVP - Hari Raghuraman (NS)
Saskatoon Warriors CC and Crown CC from Calgary were declared joint winner of the John Ross Robertson Competition 2013 (West) after persistent rain washed out the final. The tournament was held in Regina on June 15th and 16th, hosted by the Saskatchewan Cricket Association.
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 Gunasekera, Jeremy Gordon, Scott Stanger (Athletic Therapist)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rizwan Cheema, Usman Limbada, Hiral Patel, Henry Osinde
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Monali Patel (Women’s Team Member)
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 mm
- 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
3 Concorde Gate
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7
Deadline for Submission is May 21, 2013.
Roles & Responsibilities of the National Selection Panel
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.
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:
- National Cricket League matches
- National team matches held in Canada
- 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.
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:
email@example.com or by mail to
3 Concorde Gate
Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N7
Deadline for Submission is May 21, 2013.
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.
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.
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.