Thu, 03/14/2013
Mon, 03/11/2013

Kenya beat Canada by six wickets in the first One-Day International of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship at the Global Cricket Academy Oval 1 in Dubai on Monday.

Batting first, Canada posted 227 for eight in its 50 overs. Kenya chased down the target in 47.4 overs to end at 228 for four.

Earlier, Ruvindu Gunasekera (72: 112b, 3x4, 3x6) and Raza-ul-Rehman (70: 83b, 11x4) were the top-scorers in Canada's total.

Elijah Otieno (4-33) was the top wicket-taker for Kenya.

In its reply, Kenya rode on top-scorer Irfan Karim (65: 108b, 5x4) to overhaul the target.

Wicket-keeper Morris Ouma (47) and skipper Collins Obuya (34) were the other key contributors.

SCORECARD
 

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.

SCORECARD

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

03.07.13 :: LOGIE REFLECTS ON UAE WIN
03.06.13 ::
 CANADA EDGE UAE IN 50 OVER WARM-UP
03.01.13 :: RYANN KHAN PATHAN REPLACES JEREMY GORDON DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS
02.19.13 :: CRICKET CANADA ANNOUNCES WCL & ICUP TOUR SQUAD
02.15.13 :: CANADA SET FOR KENYA CLASH

Thu, 03/07/2013

Canada coach Gus Logie reflects on the victory over UAE in the 50 over friendly match in Abu Dhabi:

From all accounts, the warm up win vs UAE would have done the player's confidence a world of good. Having worked very hard over the last few days since arriving in the UAE and without the services of wicket keeper Hamza Tariq and top order batter Ruvindu Gunasekera (both in transit due to educational commitments), we posted a low total of 137 from 33.5 overs.  Nitish Kumar top scored with 32 runs.

The most pleasing aspect of the team's approach was the belief that the low total could be defended and with Junaid Siddiqui leading the way with four wickets and well supported by Henry Osinde, Nikhil Dhutta, Manny Aulakh, and some agile team fielding, the end result was positive. 

The staff and players are aware that much tougher opposition is ahead of us and a more responsible approach to batting will be required as we continue our progress toward November's World T20 Qualifiers.

We are looking forward to the rest of the players arriving today and trust they will play a positive role in the two day match that takes place on Friday.  Ireland are a top flight associate unit and competition against them will give us another opportunity to find our best form prior to taking on the Kenyans early next week.

Gus Logie
 

RELATED ARTICLES:

03.06.13 :: CANADA EDGE UAE IN 50 OVER WARM-UP
03.01.13 :: RYANN KHAN PATHAN REPLACES JEREMY GORDON DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS
02.19.13 :: CRICKET CANADA ANNOUNCES WCL & ICUP TOUR SQUAD
02.15.13 :: CANADA SET FOR KENYA CLASH

 

Wed, 03/06/2013

Canada has defeated UAE in a 50 over warm up match at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Partial Scorecard:
 
Canada batted 1st 137 all out in 33.5 Overs
 
Nitish Kumar 32
Hiral Patel 17
Rizwan 14
Jimmy Hansra 0
Raza Rehman 15
Usman Limbada 4
Junaid Siddiqui 16
Rayan Pathan 3
Manny Aulakh 5
Henry Osinde 0
 
UAE - 130 All Out in 39.2 Overs
 
Henry Osinde 7-19-1
Manny Aulakh 4-24-1
Junaid Siddiqui 10-23-4
Rayan Pathan 3-16-0
Nikhil Dutta 8-18-1
Jimmy Hansra 3-11-1
Rizwan Cheema 2.2-6-0
Raza Rehman 2-4-1
 
Fri, 02/22/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce dates for the well reputed "world's oldest international sporting fixture", the K.A. Auty Cup.

The tour consisting of a two-day match, followed by a 50-over contest and two Twenty20 matches will take place from July 25th - 28th. 

In an effort to move international cricket throughout the country, Cricket Canada has engaged with Cricket Alberta to play the 2013 fixture in Edmonton at the picturesque inner city cricket venue of Victoria Park.  

The turf wickets at Victoria Park are the 2nd most northerly turf installations in the world, second only to Mannofield CC in Aberdeen, Scotland.  

The square was installed in 2011 by former Sydney Cricket Ground curator Peter Leroy and has hosted Cricket Canada's NCL Western Division Championship as well as regular fixtures in the Edmonton and District Cricket League premier division.

If the bid is successfull this would be the third instance since 1963 that the series has been held in Alberta, with Calgary hosting in both 1965 and 1991.

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:  recruitment@icc-cricket.com.  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.

Tue, 02/19/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce World Cricket League Championship and Intercontinental Cup Dubai touring squads for matches vs Kenya commencing March 11th, 2013.  

The tour also includes a 2-day warm up match vs Associate powerhouse Ireland.

Hiral Patel - Brampton Masters CC - Scarborough, ON
Ruvindu Gunasekera - Toronto CSCC - Scarborough, ON
Damodar Daesarth - Brampton Masters CC - Toronto, ON
Junaid Siddiqui - Brampton Masters CC - Mississauga, ON
Jimmy Hansra - ICUP Captain - Abbotsford CC - Abbotsford, BC
Rizwan Cheema - WCL Captain - Brampton Masters CC - Scarborough, ON
Manny Aulakh - Richmond CC - Richmond, BC
Henry Osinde - Toronto CSCC - Toronto, ON
Nitish Kumar - Repton Academy, UK - Scarborough, ON
Jeremy Gordon - Brampton Masters CC - Toronto, ON
Raza Ur Rehman - Toronto CSCC - Toronto, ON
Nikhil Dutta - Ontario Cricket Academy - Mississauga, ON
Usman Limbada - Brampton Masters CC - Scarborough, ON
Hamza Tariq - United CC - Calgary, AB

Related Article:

Canada Set for Kenya Clash

 

Fri, 02/15/2013

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the amended dates for the fifth round fixtures of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship and the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-2013 between Kenya and Canada.

Initially scheduled to commence on 14 March, the fixtures have been moved forward to accommodate logistical and scheduling requirements of the two teams, and will feature two ICC WCL Championship ODIs (11 and 13 March) and one ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day encounter (18-21 March). All matches will be played at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai. 

Kenya is currently sixth in the ICC WCL Championship, leading eight-placed Canada by three points. The WCL Championship provides a direct qualification pathway for Associate and Affiliate Members to the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015, which will be staged in Australia and New Zealand. The top two teams in the WCL Championship will automatically join the ICC's 10 Full Members at the ICC CWC 2015, while the final two qualifiers will be determined at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in early 2014.

In the ICC Intercontinental Cup, Kenya leads Canada by one position, in seventh spot.

Other fifth round fixtures for the two events, featuring the top eight Associate and Affiliate Members, are also scheduled for March and April 2013.

From 3 March, a battle for second place in the Intercontinental Cup will take place between Afghanistan and Scotland in the UAE, while WCL Championship leader Ireland takes on fourth-placed UAE a week later. Namibia will host the Netherlands from 11 April 2013 in Windhoek

The upcoming fixtures are as follows

Afghanistan v Scotland
3 Mar – T20I, Sharjah
4 Mar – T20I, Sharjah
6 Mar - WCL Championship, ODI, Sharjah
8 Mar - WCL Championship, ODI, Sharjah
12-15 Mar – ICC Intercontinental Cup, Abu Dhabi

UAE v Ireland
12-15 Mar – ICC Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah
18 Mar - WCL Championship, 50-over, Sharjah
20 Mar - WCL Championship, 50-over, Sharjah
21 Mar – T20, Sharjah (TBC)

Kenya v Canada
11 Mar – ICC WCL Championship, ODI, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
13 Mar - ICC WCL Championship, ODI, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
15 Mar - T20I, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
16 Mar - T20I, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
18-21 Mar - ICC Intercontinental Cup, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

Namibia v Netherlands
11-14 Apr – ICC Intercontinental Cup, Wanderers, Windhoek
16 Apr - WCL Championship, 50-over, Wanderers, Windhoek
18 Apr - WCL Championship, 50-over, Wanderers, Windhoek
20 Apr - T20, Wanderers, Windhoek
21 Apr - T20, Wanderers, Windhoek

The points table of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship can be found by clicking here.

An up-to-date points table plus all the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-2013 results in the competition will be available here.

ICC World Cricket League (WCL)

The WCL – including the Championship and the ongoing global divisions – is an important event structure on the calendar of the Pepsi ICC Development Programme, as it provides a dual pathway for Associate and Affiliate Members to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015, to be staged in Australia and New Zealand.

The top two teams from the WCL Championship will automatically join the ICC's 10 Full Members at the ICC CWC 2015. The bottom six teams then join teams from WCL Divisions 2 and 3 in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in early 2014, where the final two qualifiers will be determined.

To read more about the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship, please click here.

ICC Intercontinental Cup

The ICC Intercontinental Cup has quickly grown in stature and profile since its inception eight years ago. The ICC's premier first-class tournament is an integral part of the Associate Members' cricket schedule.

There will be a total of US$254,000 in prize money for the Associate and Affiliate teams taking part in the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13, with US$100,000 for the winners and US$40,000 for the runners-up.

Teams finishing in third and fourth place will receive US$20,000 and US$10,000 respectively, while an outright win by any team during the course of the round-robin stage will see it walk away with US$3,000 per match.

Having previously been designed around a two-group, three-day format, the event then evolved into an eight-team, round-robin and truly global tournament featuring four-day cricket. This gives those teams who do not play Test cricket the chance to experience the longer form of the game.

This year's format includes eight teams - Afghanistan, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Scotland and United Arab Emirates.

Scotland won the first ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2004, beating Canada in the final, while Ireland has been victorious in three events since then, beating Kenya in the 2005 decider, Canada in the 2006-07 event, and Namibia in 2007-08 event. In 2009-10, Afghanistan won the competition and Scotland finished second on the points table.

More details on the ICC Intercontinental Cup can be found here.

Fri, 02/15/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce dates for the 2013 installement of the National Cricket League.  In its second year, Canada's premier domestic tournament will commence Sunday June 23rd with a 5 day 50 over round robin tournament and followed by a 3 day T20 tournament culminating with the T20 final on Canada Day, July 1st. 

In honour of recently departed and legendary Canadian cricket administrators, the 50 over and T20 competitions have been named the Jack Kyle Trophy and Clifford Cox Trophy respectively.

All matches will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, ON.

Jack Kyle Trophy (50 Over)

Sunday June 23rd

Eastern Fury vs Western Stallions
Central Sheild vs Prairie Fire

Monday June 24th

Eastern Fury vs Prairie Fire
Western Stallions vs Pacific Edge

Tuesday June 25th

Western Stallions vs Central Shield
Pacific Edge vs Eastern Fury

Wednesday June 26th

Prairie Fire vs Pacific Edge
Eastern Fury vs Central Shield

Thursday June 27th

Western Stallions vs Prairie Fire
Central Shield vs Pacific Edge

All 50 over matches commence at 11:00am.

Clifford Cox Trophy (20 Over)

Saturday June 29th

Eastern Fury vs Prairie Fire (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Pacific Edge (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Central Shield (3:00pm)
Eastern Fury vs Pacific Edge (3:00pm)

Sunday June 30th

Prairie Fire vs Pacific Edge (11:00am)
Eastern Fury vs Central Shield (11:00am)
Western Stallions vs Prairie Fire (3:00pm)
Central Sheild vs Pacific Edge (3:00pm)

Monday July 1st

Eastern Fury vs Western Stallions (11:00am)
Central Sheild vs Prairie Fire (11:00am)
FINAL (3:00pm)