Mon, 08/05/2013

At the end of the Canada vs UAE Intercontinental Cup fixure on Sunday, Cricket Canada head coach Gus Logie offered the following comments in summary Canada's performance and looking ahead to WCL 50 over and CIBC International T20 fixtures this week:

"After a rained out first day and only limited play possible on the second, it was a credit to the ground-staff for providing us with two and a bit days of cricket which Canada made the most off.

Securing first innings points on the heels of brilliant bowling and fielding to restrict the UAE for 116 was a joy to watch, and following that with brilliant batting to set up an improbable win made for a very competent performance from the Canada team.

Credit to all the players involve and those that made hundreds and taken wickets, In the end we did not achieve our goal of an outright win, but we would have done our confidence a world of good going into the ODI phase of the tournament.

We expect to continue our form and take a high level of confidence into the rest of this series." - GUS LOGIE



Sun, 08/04/2013


DAY 4: CANADA 369-6 | UAE 207-4

A match saving and unbeaten innings from UAE skipper Khurram Khan (121* runs from 264 balls) has drawn the match.  Canadian pacer Jeremy Gordon picked up Man of Match honours for his combined bowling figures of 8-77.

At drinks in the 2nd session, DAY 3 hero Jeremy Gordon has captured another 2 UAE wickets taking his wicket count to 8 and Hiral Patel has notched 1 wicket with UAE now at 109/3 from 45 overs.  The dangerous UAE skipper Khurram Khan remains at the crease at 57 runs from 122 balls.

After losing Hansra and Daesrath early on Day 4, Canada only added 3 runs to their overnight DAY 3 total and chose to declare with a healthy 253 run lead.  

DAY 3: UAE 116 ALL OUT (38.5 OVERS) | CANADA 366-4

At stumps on Day 3, Canada sit at 366/4 and a 250 run 1st innnings lead.

Centuries from Nitish Kumar (103) and Damodar Daesrath (100*) have propelled Canada into a commanding position.  Earlier in the day, a fiery spell of pace bowling by Jeremy Gordon (6-43 including a hat trick) battered the UAE resitsance.

Jimmy Hansra (60*) has batted well in partnerships with both centurions and is poised for a big one himself.

At tea, Canada grabbed a 45 run lead after Nitish Kumar and Ashish Bagai (43) combined for a 96 run 3rd wicket partnership.

To start the day, Canadian seamers made quick work of UAE.  Harvir Baidwan (2-46 in 12 overs) struck early and Geremey Gordon (6-43 in 13.6) ran through the UAE resistance including a hat trick.

DAY 2: UAE 73-4 (28.1 OVERS)

Play finally got underway at Maple Leaf CC on Friday (3:20pm) after a monsoon like downpour Wednesday night had washed away day 1 and and most of day 2 play of Canada's Inter-Continental Cup fixture vs the UAE.

Canada siezed momentum early taking wickets with regularitly as UAE finished the first 28.1 overs of their innings at 72-4.  Henry Osinde (1-20 in 10 overs), Jeremy Gordon (2-25 in 8.1), Harvir Baidwan (0-20 in 7) and Parth Desai (1-6 in 3) all made an impact.  Parth Desai is also noted for a stunning catch at backward point off the bowling of Jeremy Gordon to claim the dangerous UAE skipper Khurram Khan (21 off 76).

Play was haulted due to poor light conditions, to the shagrin of the Canadians and set to resume on Day 3 at 10:30am.




Mon, 07/29/2013

Canada have completed the 2013 Teacher's Whiskey Auty Cup Series in convincing fashion by winning both T20 contests on Sunday.

Ruvindu Gunasekera was the batting star smashing 58 in the first match and an impressive 73 runs in the 2nd.  Gunasekera enjoyed a productive series which included a 2nd innings century in the 2 day encouter.  For his performance with the bat, Gunasekera topped the #AUTYCUP CRICHQ MVP RANKINGS with 21.16 ponts.


Both T20 matches were broadcast live in HD on Rogers TV, Rogers Sports Plus, and

Coach Logie was positive at the performance of the team and looked forward to the upcoming UAE series:

"The Auty Cup performances has given the players some confidence going into their I Cup game against the UAE. We are beginning to see some level of consistency from Ravindu which augurs well for the future. Two hundreds over the last few days from Damodar and Ravindu has excited everyone, and expectation that others can do the same has started making the rounds.

We look forward to the challenge that UAE brings with a hightened sense of anticipation and focus that we can get a favourable result."


Sun, 07/28/2013

The 2013 Teacher's Whiskey Auty Cup will conclude on Sunday with a pair of T20's at Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON.  

The event will mark the return of Canadian cricket to its 2013 broadcast home on Rogers TV (GTA), Rogers Sports Plus (Ontario), and (Global Streaming) for the two T20 matches starting at 11:00AM and 3:30PM ET respectively.

Canada have been developing solid form this series having won the historic Auty Cup 2 day encounter on a first innings lead and setting a respectable total in the 50 over match before rain interrupted play on Saturday.

Today's match ups are sure to provide a full dose of smash mouth T20 action as Canada's national men's team continue to prepare for November's ICC World T20 Qualifiers.




Sunday JUL 28th | T20 | Match 1 | Canada vs USA | 11:00AM ET  

Sunday JUL 28th | T20 | Match 2 | Canada vs USA | 3:30PM ET  

* Broadcast partners Rogers TV and will carry, LIVE and in stunning HD, both T20 matches on Sunday July 28th.

** Auty Cup match replays will occur on Sportsnet World at 8:00pm ET on Monday July 29th and Tuesday July 30th.



Sat, 07/27/2013
UPDATE:: Canada's Women have registered their first ever win at an ICC global event today by defeating Japan in a thriller at the ICC WWT20Q in Ireland.
Canada's Women continue their campaign at the ICC Women's World T20 Qualfier in Ireland today as they take on Japan in their final group stage match.
Follow the match LIVE ON CRICINFO starting at 9:00AM ET 
National Women's team coach George Codrington offered his thoughts on his teams performance at the ICC WWT20Q ahead of today's contest and the Shield competition that will follow next week.
It has been an a learning experience for the players. The game against Sri Lanka was a real eye opener for the players as the difference in skill and experience was obvious. The big difference between us and the teams we have played so far other than Sri Lanka have not been the skill set of the players, but rather the huge difference in experience and the opportunity to play more often.
The girls are not giving up and have set their sights on winning the shield competition which would improve our world ranking.
The feedback from the other coaches and managers is that we have a good technical team, but lack playing experience, This along with a more viable domestic competition will help the players prepare better for future competitions at the higher level.
- George Codrington
Sat, 07/27/2013

Canada's fill-in skipper Damodar Daesrath smashed a 104 ball century which included 7 boundaries and 6 sixes to help take Canada to a respectable 252 runs from 49 overs.  Damodar replaced Canada's regular limited over captain, Rizwan Cheema, who was deemed unfit for play due to an undisclosed lower body injury.  

Canada also received a usefull batting contribution from wicketkeeper batsman Ashish Bagai, returning to the international side for the first time since the 2011 Cricket World Cup, who notched a patient 56 runs from 101 balls. 

Play was unfortunately haulted at the innings break due to heavy rain.


The 2013 Auty Cup series will conclude Sunday with a pair of T20's which will be broadcast by Rogers TV, Rogers Sports Plus and


Sunday JUL 28th | T20 | Match 1 | Canada vs USA | 11:00AM ET 

Sunday JUL 28th | T20 | Match 2 | Canada vs USA | 3:30PM ET 



Fri, 07/26/2013

Ruvindu Gunasekera's 97 ball 2nd innings century ensured that Canada would retain the Teacher's Whiskey Auty Cup in what was the 71st installement of the historic two day contest between Canada and the USA.

On day 1 and after Cansda registered a 1st innings total of 229, USA head coach Robin Singh would've felt a first innings victory for his side possible as Canada probably fell a bit short of their desired total.  

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Canada, for their part, opened the day well on the back of a strong start from openers Ruvindu Gunasekera (72 from 164 balls) and Trevin Bastiampillai (55 from 91 balls).  Although most of the middle order got starts, no one kicked on leaving some work for the lower order.  A useful contribution from limited overs skipper Rizwan Cheema (31 from 57 balls) pushed the Canadian total to the defendable 1st innings score of 229.

Canada were able to capture the prized scalp of the dangerous Steven Taylor late on day 1 as the USA were 20-1 at the end of play.

Day 2 brought nervous optimisim in the Canadian camp as the bowlers backed themselves to retain the cup on a 1st innings lead.  Although USA sat within sniffing distance mid way through the day at 134-5 with useful contributions from Timothy Surujbally (24 from 48), Ravi Timbawala (44 from 115) and Karan Ganesh (25 from 83), the Canadian bowling trio of Harvir Baidwan (3-27), Cecil Pervez (2-29), Salman Nazar (3-45) ensured that Canada would retain the Auty Cup.

With a first inninds lead of 45 runs, Canada set out to bat the balance of the match.  Ruvindu Gunasekera smashed a not out 97 ball century that included 11 fours and 3 sixes to seal the match for Canada.



1st T20 | SUNDAY JUL 28 | 11:00AM & 3:30PM ET  

2nd x T20 | SUNDAY JUL 28 | 11:00AM & 3:30PM ET  



Thu, 07/25/2013

Although Canada improved marginally upon their batting performance vs Sri Lanka, the home Irish side proved too strong as they coasted to a 77 run victory in Group stage play of the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier.  

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Ireland amassed an imposing 146/7 in their 20 overs on the back of Clare Shillington's 61 ball 81 run performance. In reply Canada's Suthershini Sivanantham (14) and Durriya Shabbir (23) were the only Canadian batters to reach double figures as the Canadians struggled to 69 all out in 19.2 overs.


Canada will faceoff against Japan on Saturday to round out group stage play.


Thu, 07/25/2013


Canada and USA are fighting for a first innings lead on Day 2 of the Teacher's Whiskey Auty Cup.  Follow the match LIVE on CRICHQ.


Canada held advantage on day 1 of the Teacher's Whiskey Auty Cup 2 day match at Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, openers Ruvindu Gunasekera (72 from 164 balls) and Trevin Bastiampillai (55 from 91 balls) owned the first part of the days play.


Play resumes at 11:00AM ET on Friday with the USA at 20-1 from 8.0 overs.

Wed, 07/24/2013
The United States Cricket Association (USACA) today announced the the captain and vice-captain of the National Men’s Cricket Squad to compete in the Auty Cup Tournament. The Auty Cup is a classic USA vs. Canada competition and includes a 2day fixture, a 50 over fixture and two T20 fixtures. The series of games will take place in Toronto from July 25th to 28th 2013.
Timil Patel has been announced captain of the team, with Karan Ganash his vicecaptain.A right handed batsman who bowls leg spin, Patel has played at the elite level with the Indian under 19 team where Robin Singh was also the coach. “Being named the captain of the USA is an enormous honor and I am grateful to USACA for this opportunity. We have a young team who are determined to do well and win the Auty Cup back for the US”.
Patel was part of the team that competed in the 2012 Auty Cup and is committed to leading by example; “Last year it was very difficult losing to Canada. I have been working hard in the lead up to this year’s competition and I hope to lead by example. Robin is a very tactical coach and demands the best out of the players. As captain, I intend to assist him to ensure that our players understand our roles and that on the field, we work as a unit. I am really looking forward to the challenge”.
The Auty Cup final squad to represent the USA is;
Timil Patel (Captain)
Karan Ganesh (Vice Captain)
Akeem Dodson
Nicholas Standford
Timothy Surajbally
Ravi Timbawala
Ryan Corns
Abhimanyu Rajp
Daniel Ahmed
Steven Taylor
Mital Patel
Adrian Gordon
Usman Rehman
Naseer Jamali
USA National Coach Mr. Robin Singh was pleased with today’s announcement; “I expect the USA team to be very competitive and give a really good account of ourselves during the Auty Cup. I am hopeful of some great performances from our captain Timil Patel and our vice-captain Karan Ganesh, as well as Daniel Ahmed, Tim Surajbally and all the seamers in the team.
Team USA will have quite a fight from the home team as Canada isn't ready to let go of the Auty Cup that easily. Singh admits that the competition won't be easy; "Canada is playing in their home conditions and in the recent past they have played more competitive cricket with international teams. They aren't going to be easy to beat in Toronto. We are going in as the ‘underdog’, but if we can implement the game plan and stick to it when the pressure is on, I am confident that we can win." 
Team USA will arrive in Canada on July 24th.