Thu, 06/27/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming Women's World T20 Qualifier in Dublin, Ireland from July 23rd - 31st, 2013.

Mikaela Turik (C)
Maria Bahizi
Jenna Bartholemew - Calgary Womens CC (AB)
Christine Blackadder
- West Vancouver CC (BC)
Kim Coulter (wk) - Wicket Maidens CC (BC)
Lorraine Kenton 
- Kaisoca CC (ON)
Kamna Michandani - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club (ON)
Monali Patel - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club (ON)
Saniyah Zia - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club (ON)
Durriya Shabbir - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club (ON)
Suthershini Sivanantham - Pirats CC (ON)
Sheryl Tittlemier - Manitoba Cricket Academy (MB)
Vijayani Vithanage - Manitoba Cricket Academy (MB)
Jo White - Wicket Maidens CC (BC)

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Wed, 06/26/2013

Prairie Fire V Pacific Edge

This proved to be a tight match with Pacific Edge pulling off a 17 run victory on the back of executing 4 exciting run outs on the Fire batting line up. Having battled their way to 8-186 led by Jimmy Hansra (41) and  Yannick Ottley (29), the Edge gave themselves a target they could defend. Hiral Patel with 4-23 off 10 overs was the pick of the bowlers
 
In reply the Fire lost both Ruvindu Gunasekera and Hiral Patel early . Zeeshan Siddiqi then steadied the middle of the innings with a patient 46, but at the end of the day 4 run outs hurt them badly, 
 
Kjorn Ottley 2-26 off 8.2 only multiple wicket taker as the Fire was dismissed for 169 with 10 balls still remaining.
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/52245
 
Central Shield  v Eastern Fury
 
Having won the toss and bowled the Fury appeared to have made the right decision as they reduced the Shield to 6-49 with a good team bowling display. However a century partnership between Junaid Siddiqui (77) and Harvir Baidwan (38) got the Shield back in the contest as they managed to reach exactly 200. Matthew Webb (2-22), Armaan Kapoor (2-17) and Inderpreet Singh Randhawa (2-28) each picked up 2 wickets.
 
In reply the Fury were all out in 50  over for 179. Ashish Bagai (40) and Trevin Bastiampillai (38) set angood platform to get the Fury to 2-83 but once both were dismissed the Fury struggled to challenge the target. Salman Nazar 3-36 Kenny Kamyuka  2--16 and Cecil Pervez 2-32 led the way for the Shield with the ball.
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/52247
Tue, 06/25/2013

 

The only winner on Day 3 of the NCL was the weather.  Delayed starts then more stoppages more no results were obtained.
 
Western Stallions V Central Shield
 
Only 14.4 overs of play were possible during which time Central Shield had reached 2-86 on the back of a good unbeaten half century partnership between Rizwan Cheema (29*) and Junaid Siddiqui (22*).
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/52056
 
Pacific Edge V Eastern Fury
 
Only 13.1 overs of play were possible during which time Eastern Fury compiled 4-73. T&T spinner Yannick Ottley with 3-11 off 4 overs had placed Pacific Edge in a good position, but no further play was possible.
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/52090
Mon, 06/24/2013

Western Stallions V Pacific Edge

This match turned out to be lower scoring thriller after the Western Stallions had appeared in control for much of the day. Having bowled out Pacific Edge for 143 on the back of some excellent pace bowling form Henry Osinde (3-29) and Khurram Chohan (2-11), the Stallions appeared in control as they reached  4-121 with  Shehzad Bachir (60) and Usman Limbada (39)at the crease. But when Manny Aulakh (3-22) took 3 quick wickets  to reduce the Stallions to 8-138, the Pacific Edge had a sniff of victory. But 2 boundaries from Henry Osinde got the Stallions over the line. Early Jimmy Hansra (48) and Damodar Daesrath (28) managed to get the Pacific Edge to 143, but ultimately they did not have enough runs.
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/51780
 
Prairie Fire v Eastern Fury
 
Prairie Fire recorded a comfortable 7 wicket victory over the Eastern Fury on the back of an excellent batting display in chase of 205 for victory. A 99 run partnership between Hiral Patel (70) and Ruvindu Gunasekera (46) set up the chase for the Fire, which was then professionally  finished by an unbeaten partnership between Zeeshan Siddiqi (27*) and T&T’s Jason Mohamed (38*). Earlier Ashish Bagai showed he was still a player of great class in scoring an unbeaten 97 off 107 balls, to get the Fury past 200 when at one stage a much smaller total looked likely. 
 
SCORECARD
http://www.crichq.com/matches/51842
Sun, 06/23/2013

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.

SCORECARD

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.

SCORECARD

TODAY'S MATCHES

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.

Sat, 06/22/2013

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).

SQUADS

PACIFIC EDGE

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)

WESTERN STALLIONS

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)

PRAIRIE FIRE

CAPTAIN: HIRAL PATEL (CAN)

SPONSOR: CRICHQ

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)

CENTRAL SHIELD

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)

EASTERN FURY

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

SCHEDULE

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

Mon, 06/17/2013

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.

Final Standings:

1. Nova Scotia

2. Quebec

3. Newfoundland & Labrador

4. New Brunswick

5. Prince Edward Island

 

Player Awards:

Best Batsman - Hari Raghuraman (NS)

Best Bowler - Daksh Talwar (NS)

Tournament MVP - Hari Raghuraman (NS)

Mon, 06/17/2013

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.

 

SCORECARDS

Mon, 05/13/2013

TORONTO — Cricket Canada got a vote of confidence Wednesday from the sport’s world governing body.

Alan Isaac, president of the International Cricket Council, told a news conference Wednesday that he and ICC CEO David Richardson were “hugely impressed by the progress” in the Canadian governing body, “It’s fair to say … that 12, 18, 24 months ago the ICC wasn’t that happy,” Isaac said.

The ICC president pointed to Cricket Canada’s changes in governance and the new management regime.

The comments were clearly appreciated. “Having your largest stake-holder actually believe in what you’re doing … means a lot,” said Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy. “For one of the first times in our organization, we felt that our concerns were listened to,” he added. Moorthy said the ICC had provided “fair and measurable goals to work towards.”

The ICC leaders were in Toronto for a meeting of its Development Committee. The group meets twice a year, usually once in the ICC’s home of Dubai and the other somewhere else.

The world governing body provides about $960,000 to the current $1.6-million Cricket Canada budget. Sport Canada provides another $200,000.

“We see ourselves to be viable,” said Moorthy. “We want to be a $3- million to $5-million-a-year business so we’ve got a long way to go. But we’re happy and today was the first step.”

Cricket Canada revamped its constitution at its annual general meeting in Halifax in March. The changes included reducing the size of the board of directors to seven from 17 while providing clearer definitions of the roles of the CEO and his staff versus the elected policy-makers. Cricket Canada has also put in place specified standards for its selectors, who will be appointed rather than elected.

“We were looking for some improvement,” Isaac said of the Cricket Canada changes. “It feels better, it feels good,” the New Zealander said of the current Canadian cricket landscape.

The moves also helped get Cricket Canada in line with the wishes of the federal government and Sport Canada. The development arm of the ICC has come up with extra money for Canada, primarily aimed at the grassroots side of the game.

The ICC sees North America as an emerging market.

“It’s critical to ICC and our success that Canada is there, not just competing but actually winning as well,” Isaac said. “Our aim is to have a World Cup, 14 teams, where each of the 14 teams can win that World Cup. That’s not the case at the moment,” he added.

Isaac estimated maybe eight countries could currently win the T20 competition with just six contenders for the 50-over version of the world championship. “It’s a big goal but Canada is a very important part of that goal,” said Isaac, who points to Ireland as a second-tier team that has made giant leaps in recent years.

“We will be there,” answered Moorthy. “We’re taking the right steps now … We won’t let you down.”

Canada had been boosted by the return of 31-year-old captain Ashish Bagai, who is rejoining the national team between graduating from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia with an MBA and taking up a new job as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in February 2014.

Bagai has played in 119 international matches for Canada including three World Cups but not has played at a top level since some club outings last summer. “It feels great,” he said of his return. “Obviously it’s my passion, so any time I can get a chance to play cricket again, I’ll take it with both hands.”

Even with a contract with Cricket Canada, Bagai is sacrificing financially but says “being a vital year for Canadian cricket, I think it’s the right thing to do.”

“I have my whole life to work,” he added. “This I can only do for a certain amount of time.”

His return is a boost for Canada ahead of the T20 qualifier in November in Dubai and the World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in January.

Canadian coach Gus Logie has worked with Bagai as far back as 2003 when he predicted the wicket-keeper would captain Canada one day. “He brings tremendous experience, professionalism,” said Logie. “He brings a talent that is rare.”‘

Bagai is just one of several veterans who have returned to the national team program.

Also Wednesday, Cricket Canada also announced Admiral as the team’s new uniform sponsor for the next three years. The last time the Canadian national team wore Admiral, which also clothes the West Indies, was in 2003.

The Canadian governing body has also struck a partnership with CricHQ, a digital platform for competitions and data management.

“Today’s a good day for Cricket Canada but we’re not done yet,” said Moorthy.

The upcoming Canadian cricket schedule includes the National Cricket League domestic competition in June-July, the Auty Cup match with the U.S. in late July, and ICC World Cricket League and ICUP matches with the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands in August.

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Wed, 05/08/2013

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 GunasekeraJeremy Gordon, Scott Stanger (Athletic Therapist)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rizwan CheemaUsman LimbadaHiral Patel, Henry Osinde
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Monali Patel (Women’s Team Member)