Mon, 11/26/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the 2013 National Women's training squad for the 2013 ICC Women's World T20 Global Qualifier to take place in August from Ireland.

Mari Aimee - Montreal PQ
Hala Azmat - Brampton Masters CC - Mississauga, ON
Jenna Bartholemew - Calgary Womens CC - Calgary, AB
Chrissie Blackadder - West Vancouver CC - Vancouver, BC
Kim Coulter - Wicket Maidens CC - Victoria, BC
Meara Crawford - West Vancouver CC - Vancouver, BC
Julia Fathers - Wicket Maidens CC - Victoria, BC
Shweta Gakhar - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Nicole Gallagher - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Nicole James - Superstars CC - Toronto, ON
Rebecca Kendrick - West Vancouver CC - Vancouver, BC
Lorraine Kenton - Kaisoca CC - Toronto, ON
Mahwish Khan - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Kamna Mirchandani - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON
Monali Patel - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Kitchener, ON
Durriya Shabbir - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Mississauga, ON
Suthershini Sivanantham - Pirates CC - Montreal, PQ
Natasha Springett - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Pickering, ON
Sheryl TIttlemier - Manitoba Cricket Academy - Winnipeg, MB
Mikaela Turik - Northern Districts - Sydney, Australia
Vijay Vithanage - Manitoba Cricket Academy - Winnipeg, MB
Maree WIlson -  Napier Tech CC - Napier, NZ
Joanna White - Wicket Maidens CC - Victoria, BC
Saniyah Zia - Tranzac Sports & Cultural Club - Toronto, ON

Canada will be joined in the qualifier by hosts Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Qualifiers from both Africa and Asia with the top 4 teams advancing to the ICC Women's World T20.

Thu, 11/22/2012

The Cricket Council of Ontario is seeking volunteers from across Ontario to fill key high performance positions within the organization.

1. Volunteer Opportunity for Junior Development Program Committee

The Cricket Council of Ontario is looking for enthusiastic volunteers (2) to assist Cricket Council of Ontario junior Development Program committee in developing Ontario Junior cricket development program. As a member of the committee, you will play active role in the development and successful operation of a Junior Cricket development program to promote the development of youth cricketers in Ontario.

If your child is playing junior cricket in Ontario, you are eligible to apply to be member of the committee. Additional desired qualifications includes good communication skills, strong organizational skills, team member skills, and ability to manage deadlines. 

The term of a Committee member appointment is two (2) years and is renewable.

If you meet the requirement and interested in the positions, please email your brief CV to Shah Zafar at Shahzafar@sympatico.ca by December 1st, 2012.

2.  Ontario Selectors (Junior teams U13-19) (3 Position)

The Cricket Council of Ontario is looking for enthusiastic volunteers (3) to assist in selection of Ontario junior teams (U13-19) for various tournaments including Regional Championship and National Championship. As a member of the committee, you will play active role in identifying and selection of players who will most capably representing Ontario at the Regional and National Championship,  tournaments and tours and skill development Camps. 

The preparation of a squad/team is under-taken through Skill development camps, competitions and trials.

Qualification: First Class playing accreditation or equivalent experience is essential with experience in player assessment and selection

Requirement:

·        Sound knowledge of the game at high-level competitions.

·        Understanding of the standards and demands of provincial, national and international competitions.

·        Effective interpersonal skills

·        Understand and exhibit an ability to apply natural justice

·        An objective decision maker

·        Ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality

·        Ability to identify potentially elite players

·        Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a player's performance

·        Ability to judge as to whether a player can make the transition to the next level

·        Ability to assess player's physical and mental attitude

·        Demonstrated success as a selector at a Provincial and/or national elite level

The term of appointment of selection committee member is for one year and is renewable.

If you meet the requirement and interested in the positions, please email your brief CV to Shah Zafar at Shahzafar@sympatico.ca by December 1st, 2012.

 

Sat, 11/17/2012

Canada and the USA split two T20 matches on the final day of Canada' s tour of USA on Saturday. Canada ended the tour retaining the Auty Cup wtih a draw, winning the 50 over match and winning one of the two T20 matches. 

Canada's Raza Rehman was the standout player of the tour striking with both the bat and ball in each of the four matches. 

CBCSPORTS.CA | MATCH 1 SCORECARD | MATCH 2 SCORECARD

Fri, 11/16/2012

Canada succesfully chased down the USA target of 194 in 46.5 overs on Saturday. Led by a half century from Usman Limbada (64) with support from Ruvindu Gunasekera (40) and Damodar Desarath (37), Canada overcame some early wobbles to coast to a 4 wicket victory. Earlier in the day, Raza Rehman continued his sparkling form on the tour, this time with the ball picking up 5-27 and holding the USA to a subpar total.

SCORECARD

Thu, 11/15/2012

 

Canada's cricket team retained the Auty Cup on Thursday after a draw with the United States in Lauderhill, Fla.
 
After putting up a total of 196 over its first innings on Wednesday, Canada shut down the American attack. The U.S. managed just 114 runs before all 10 batters were out.
 
Canadian bowler Junaid Siddiqui accounted for three of the outs, catching two and dismissing the other via leg before wicket.
 
Canada put up 150 runs by the tea break in its next innings, and decided to bat out for the draw rather than declare and let the U.S. take a run at Canada's totals. Raza-Ur Rehman led Canada with 54 runs.
 
The two teams meet for a 50-over game on Friday before playing a pair of Twenty20 matches on Saturday.
 
Wed, 11/14/2012
The world's oldest international sporting fixture returns today from Central Broward County International Cricket Stadium in Florida and Cricket Canada is pleased to present, along with its partners SORKKAM TV, MELANIE DAVID LAW, CRICHQ, and CBCSPORTS.CA,  LIVE broadcast coverage of all four days of cricket action.
 
The Auty Cup was last contested at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club in August 2011 with Canada defeating the USA by 34 runs.  Prior to 2011, the match had not been played since 1995.
 
WATCH LIVE ON CBCSPORTS.CA 

FOLLOW BALL BY BALL ON CRICHQ

 
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 3:20 PM :: Canada are 182 / 8 at tea.  Raza Rehman 74 (178) has batted patiently to hold together the Canadian innings.
 
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 1:00 PM :: Canada are 92/4 at lunch.  Jimmy Hansra 16 (35), Raza Rehman 39 (70), N Jamali has taken 3 for 21 in 7 overs.
 
UPDATE :: DAY 1 :: 9:15 AM :: The match start time has been pushed back to 10:00am ET due to wet outfield.
 
PRE GAME QUOTES
 
Canadian team captain Rizwan Cheema was upbeat about his team's opportunity to get on the right track ahead of a busy 2013 calendar.
 
"This tour is about setting the tone and expectations for us as a team.  We want to be in the 2014 World T20 and 2015 Cricket World Cup and this is where we start to build our identity for our qualification."
 
CANADIAN SQUAD:
 
Rizwan Cheema - Captain = Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Khurram Chohan - CanAsia | Calgary, Alberta
Daesrath Damodar - Brampton Masters CC | Brampton, ONT
Jeremy Gordon - Brampton Masters CC | Toronto, ONT
Ruvindu Gunasekera - Toronto CSCC | Scarborough, ONT
Amarbir Hansra - Abottsford CC | Abottsford, BC
Usman Limbada - Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Henry Osinde - Toronto CSCC | Toronto, ONT
Hiral Patel - Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Raza-Ur Rehman - Toronto CSCC | Toronto, ONT
Junaid Siddiqui - Brampton Masters CC | Mississauga, ONT
Hamza Tariq - United CC | Calgary, AB
Srimantha Wijeyratne - Centurions CC | Scarborough, ONT
 
USA SQUAD: Danial Ahmed, Barrington Bartley, Adil Bhatti, Ryan Corns, Adrian Gordon, Naseer Jamali, Andy Mohammed, Japen Patel, Timil Patel, Hammad Shahid, Saami Siddiqui (wk), Nicholas Standford, Timothy Surujbally, Steven Taylor (wk).
 
SCHEDULE
 
Wednesday 14 November - Auty Cup - Day 1 - 9:30am ET
Thursday 15 November - Auty Cup - Day 2 - 9:30am ET
Friday 16 November - 50 over - 9:30am ET
Saturday 17 November - T20 1 - 9:00am ET
Saturday 17 November - T20 2 - 1:00pm ET

NEWS & NOTES

NOTES :: Canada's national team has been out of action since a late summer tour of Scotland where Canada's new head coach, Gus Logie took the helm.

SQUAD CHANGE :: British Columbia paceman Manny Aulaukh hasl replaced Alberta veteran Khurram Chohan due to personal reasons.

LIVE STREAM :: CLICK HERE to access the CBCSPORTS.CA video player.

 

2012 Auty Cup Poster

Sun, 11/11/2012

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 around the world . Today we remember the sacrifice of all who have given their lives in the service of our country.

Fri, 11/09/2012

Former Cricket Canada Treasurer and Umpiring Coordinator Mr. Colin Harvey passed away Sunday in Toronto. A fixture for decades on the T&DCA umpiring circuit, Harvey left an indelable mark on cricket in Canada.

Colin Hoare, a friend and colleague of Mr. Harvey, offered the following tribute. 

“If ever there was an individual whose work extended over more aspects of the game of cricket in the Toronto area than nearly all others, the name of that person is Colin Harvey. Cricket coach, supplier of cricket equipment, highly-respected umpire, dedicated committee member, and thoughtful analyst & contributor when it came to establishing local rules for league competitions – Colin was all of these.

 
“Colin umpired games in the Toronto & District Cricket League for over two decades. In that time, he earned both the admiration & respect of players & club officials alike for his fairness and for his knowledge of the laws. As the Treasurer of the Canadian Cricket Association, he made sure that the limited funds that were available were put to good use. When the Toronto & District Cricket Association needed help from an umpiring standpoint to ensure that the local rules for the 50-over competition were drafted properly, it was Colin who stepped forward to provide suitable insight.
 
“Colin is one of those people that one can honestly say made the game of cricket better for the many ways in which he participated. His impact on the game will be remembered for many years to come.”
 
A service will be held on Tuesday November 13 at the Church of the Transfiguration 111 Manor Rd East at 1 PM followed by a celebration of his life at the Toronto Cricket Club 141 Wilson Ave Toronto
 
Cricket Canada extends its deepest condolences on behalf of all cricketers in Canada to Mr. Harvey's family.
Thu, 10/18/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the 2012 Auty Cup Tour of America to take place from Central Broward County International Cricket Stadium, FL between November 14th and 17th.  The tour includes a renewal of the world's oldest international sporting fixture, the Auty Cup, plus the addtion of a 50 over encounter and two Twenty 20's.

The Auty Cup was last contested at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club in August 2011 with Canada defeating the USA by 34 runs.  Prior to 2011, the match had not been played since 1995.
 
Canadian 2012 Auty Cup Touring Squad
 
Rizwan Cheema - Captain = Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Khurram Chohan - CanAsia | Calgary, Alberta
Daesrath Damodar - Brampton Masters CC | Brampton, ONT
Jeremy Gordon - Brampton Masters CC | Toronto, ONT
Ruvindu Gunasekera - Toronto CSCC | Scarborough, ONT
Amarbir Hansra - Abottsford CC | Abottsford, BC
Usman Limbada - Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Henry Osinde - Toronto CSCC | Toronto, ONT
Hiral Patel - Brampton Masters CC | Scarborough, ONT
Raza-Ur Rehman - Toronto CSCC | Toronto, ONT
Junaid Siddiqui - Brampton Masters CC | Mississauga, ONT
Hamza Tariq - United CC | Calgary, AB
Srimantha Wijeyratne - Centurions CC | Scarborough, ONT
 
Schedule
 
Wednesday 14 November - Auty Cup - Day 1
Thursday 15 November - Auty Cup - Day 2
Friday 16 November - 50 over
Saturday 17 November - 2 X T20's
 
Additional details to follow.
 
Tue, 10/16/2012
Halifax Gold, who were the most consistent team in the HCL this year with a success ratio of over 90%, won the HCL 40 over title for the second time in its history with a big win against Halifax Red on Sunday . Gold led by Amit Joshi had also  won 12 out of 14 T20 round robin games but lost a close game to Halifax Blue in the finals on Saturday. The 40 over series was a different story where they won 6 out of 8 games in round robin and then won the finals. They were also a side where most players were picked to represent the Nova Scotia Provincial Squad (Maritime 40 and Atlantic T20 champions).
 
On Sunday Anuraj Gupta played a great knock in the finals for Halifax Red (65) but chasing 230 against a strong & consistent bowling attack in gloomy conditions was always a difficult task where he had little support from other batsmen. Batting first Halifax Gold in very difficult and swinging conditions (wet outfield) managed to make 230 with a great opening partnership between Amit Joshi and Mohan Pal. The innings was helped along by an excellent finish by Matt Webb who was also the man of the match (he also bowled 8 overs in a stretch taking the big wicket of Gupta) which sealed the game for Gold with a big margin of 87 runs.  
 
40-over League, Final, Oct 14, Halifax Gold vs Halifax Red
Gold 229/7 (40.0 overs): Matt Webb 66, Amit Joshi 45, Mohan Pal 40, Shailesh Kharol 2/43, Muneeb Ahmedani 2/44
Red 142 all out (27.2 overs): Anuraj Gupta 65, Dinesh Gaddam 33, Daksh Talwar 2/7, Matt Webb 2/41
Result: Halifax Gold won by 87 runs
Man of the Match: Matt Webb