Fri, 06/29/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Augustine “Gus” Logie as the new head coach of Canada’s Men’s national team.

The diminutive Trinidadian made 52 test appearances and played in 158 ODI’s for a star-studded and dominant West Indies team of the 1980’s as a batsmen and equally strong fielder. 

This will be Logie’s second tenure with Cricket Canada having previously coached the national team during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa where Canada registered its first World Cup win with a crushing 60 run margin of victory over Bangladesh at Durban.

Since that time, Gus has held head coaching positions with the West Indies winning the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy in England, with Bermuda from 2007-2009 including an appearance in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, and since 2010 with the Jamaican Cricket Association.

Gus was appreciative of the opportunity to again coach Canada and had the following comments:

"Many thanks to Cricket Canada for giving me the opportunity to work with the many talentedplayers within the Canadian system. Our vision is to produce in Canada a "Championship Team" with technical skill and the mental and tactical awareness to compete at the highest level by developing the mind to win, the will to succeed, and the confidence to make it happen”.

Cricket Canada Vice President and High Performance Manager, Vimal Hardat was optimistic about the appointment and provided the following comments:

“Gus is a true champion, who has a habit of winning as a member of the champion West Indies team in 80s and as a coach, by leading West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy.
We have huge confidence in Gus and his coaching capabilities. He comes in with great knowledge and we will give him time to settle in with his ideas to help us achieve the target of being a leading associate country.”

Logie will assume his role for Canada’s upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship series versus Scotland from July 4th – 11th near Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Thu, 06/28/2012

Cricket Canada is very pleased to announce the hiring of Marcia Barrett as the new Part-Time  Office Manager/Bookkeeper, effective June 26th.  She comes to us from the  Ontario Equestrian Federation where she was Executive Director for 10 years.  We are fortunate to have someone with her skills and background.

She will be working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

She can be reached at 416-426-7493

Her email is

Please join me in welcoming Marcia to Cricket Canada.















Sun, 06/24/2012

With the change in age restrictions from U17 to U18 for the ICC Americas Regional tournament in Florida from July 8th - 15th, Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its revised representative national U18 squad.

1. Sudeepta Aurka (Captain) - Alberta
2. Armann Kapoor - Ontario
3. Nikhil Dutta - Ontario
4. Stephan Joseph - Ontario
5. Siddhanth Shekhar - Ontario
6. Argun Parikh - Ontario
7. Abrash Khan - Ontario
8. Amanpal Gillar - British Columbia
9. Prushoth Wijayaraj - Ontario
10. Gurkaran Dhillon - British Columbia
11. Bakshpreet Singh Gill - British Columbia
12. Trevor Manoosingh - Manitoba
13. Farhan Malik - Alberta
14. Shan Anantharajah - Ontario
Coach: Ingleton Liburd - Ontario
Manager: Anil Khanna - British Columbia
Fri, 06/22/2012

It is with deep sadness and regret that Cricket Canada announces the passing of former Canadian Cricket Association President Jack Kyle on Thursday June 21st, 2012 in Vancouver.

Jack was a tireless supporter of Junior cricket in Western Canada over his 60 years of involvement with the sport.

Generations of young cricketers benefitted from their experiences in his annual camps and programs as he shaped the basis of Canada's junior development pathway.

For his efforts, Jack received the ICC Americas Region Lifetime Award from the late Bob Woolmer in 2004.

He possessed a rapier wit and endless energy that was rivaled only by the late Cliff Cox.  Details regarding funeral arrangements will be made available as released.

Tributes to Jack have poured in from across the region:

"We lost a true champion of Cricket in Canada. RIP Jack Kyle. His legacy in Canadian cricket is unmatched, Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." - Keith Deonarine (National Team Analyst & Prairie Selector)

"I am saddened with a second legendary loss of the year. First Cliff and now Mr. Jack Kyle. RIP Jack and thank you for all that you have taught me about junior cricket and development of the sport. You will be missed." - VImal Hardat (Cricket Canada - 1st Vice President)

"RIP Jack Kyle - you will be missed. 'If you can't catch a tennis ball, you can't catch a cricket ball. Reach out, suck in!'" - Joe Lovelace (Former Canadian U19 cricketer) 

"It was an absolute pleasure to have grown up and participated in the Canadian junior cricket system that Jack built.  He was a shining example of what positive cricket administration can accomplish and his legacy and contribution to cricket will be unmatched." - Ravin Moorthty (Cricket Canada - President)

Eddie Norfolk of has supplied the following notes:

Mr. Jack Kyle became President of the Canadian Cricket Association at the November 1978 Annual General Meeting. This followed the resignation of the previous President, John Cole, after “eleven years of excellent service to our Association”.

Writing as the new President in the “Kyle’s Innings” column of the March 1979 edition of “The Canadian Cricketer”, Mr. Kyle mentioned his introduction to the game:

“My (Jack Kyle’s) involvement with cricket stems from one day in 1939 when our class in Vancouver’s Maple Grove Elementary School was visited by Basil Robinson who announced the formation of a neightbourhood junior cricket team. From that beginning it was not long before I began playing senior cricket as well, including several years with the Vancouver Juniors C.C. before moving on to 1st Division Cricket. British Columbia has a long record of junior development and their 1978 senior Interprovincial side included 7 former B.C. junior players.”

“It was only natural that 12 years ago I felt the need to put something back into the game which had been so good to me, by organizing a junior team in an area of Vancouver close to my original starting place. Encouraged by Peter Molyneux, the dean of Vancouver junior cricket, I moved along to Provincial and then National junior organizing and coaching.

“Many of you, I am sure, feel the same love for cricket and have the same wish to put something back into the game. There are many ways this can be done, from financial support to unpiring. I can assure you that there is no more satisfying way than junior development, whether it be recruiting, organizing, managing, or coaching juniors.”

He then made specific mention of Martin Stead, a member of Canada’s 1979 squad for the World Cup qualification event. A squad that then became Canada’s squad for the 1979 Cricket World Cup due to success on the field in the qualifiers.

“When I look at Martin Stead, selected for Canada’s World Cup team, and remember watching him at age 4 playing with a very small bat outside (and inside!) the boundary at Brockton Point I know that junior development is possible. See what you can do to develop juniors in your area.”

A quick look at Jack Kyle’s playing record, as known through scorecards on “Cricket Archive”, shows he represented British Columbia in the inter-provincial Hiram Walker Cup in 1950, 1952 and 1955. He scored 93 before being run out in a B.C. score of 221 for eight wickets (68 overs) against Manitoba on August 2nd, 1955. He also played for Western Canada against Eastern Canada in 1958. He may well have appeared in other representative matches for which some records may exist at other sources.

Thu, 06/21/2012


As part of Cricket Canada's survey process and as a follow-up to the Fan Engagement Survey, we are seeking input from Canadian club cricketers to help shape the future of cricket in Canada.  Follow the link below to complete the short 5 minute survey and for your efforts, you could win one of four Cricket Canada club cricket prize packs valued at $500.00 each!
Register by Sunday July 1st, 2012 to qualify for a chance to win.
Thank you for your time, support and continued passion for cricket in Canada. We value your opinion and are excited to begin a new era for the sport.
Mon, 06/18/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming tour of Scotland July 4th - 11th from Uddingston CC near Glasgow and the Grange in Edinburgh which includes an ICUP fixture and 2 ODI's as part of the ICC World Cricket League Championship.

Former Guyana captain Damodar Dasrath and Canada 'A' wicket keeper/batsmen Parveen Saroye will make their Canadian team debuts.
Hiral Patel - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Jason Sandher - Meralomas AC (BC)
Ruvindu Gunasekera - Toronto CSCC (ON)
Nitish Kumar - Repton Academy (UK)
Zeeshan Siddiqui - Crescent CC (MB)
Amarbir Hansra - Abbotsford CC (BC)
Damodar Daesrath - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Rizwan Cheema (Captain) - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Parth Desai - Centurions SC (ON)
Parveen Saroye - Crown CC (AB)
Durand Sorraine - Vikings CC (ON)
Jeremy Gordon - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Henry Osinde - Toronto CSCC - (ON)
Usman Limbada - Brampton Masters CC - (ON)
Junaid Siddiqui - PCB - (ON)
July 4 - 7th | Intercontinental Cup | Uddingston CC | Near Glasgow | 6:00AM ET
July 9th & 11th | World Cricket League Championship ODI's | The Grange | Edinburgh | 5:45AM ET | LIVE STREAMING
Thu, 06/14/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce Canada's u17 team to compete in the Americas Regional u18 tournament from July 8th - 15th, 2012 in Florida.

Armann Kapoor (ON) Captain
Nikhil Dutta (ON)
Thursaanth Anatharajah (ON)
Stephan Joseph (ON)
Siddhanth Shekhar (ON)
Arjun Parikh (ON)
Abraash Khan (ON)
Dhanya Mihir Dave (ON)
Prushoth Wijayaraj (ON)
Aniket Joshi (ON)
Bakshpreet Singh Gill (BC)
Miraj Rajeshkumar Patel (AB)
Farhan Malik Muhammad (AB)
Babar Barhan (AB)

Wed, 06/13/2012


We are seeking input from engaged cricket fans across the country to help shape the future of cricket in Canada.  For your efforts, you could win one of four Cricket Canada club cricket prize packs valued at $500.00 each!
Click on the link below to share your input and opinions by completing a short 5-minute survey:

All responses will remain anonymous and confidential.
Thank you for your time, support and continued passion for cricket in Canada. We value your opinion and are excited to begin a new chapter for the sport in our great country!




Mon, 06/11/2012

The MCC will tour Canada between July 11th - 24th, 2012 as part of its annual overseas touring program.  Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Toronto will host matches that will feature regional representative teams and Canada. 

Match Schedule

Friday July 13th - Vancouver | T20 | Brockton Point

Saturday July 14th - Vancouver | 50 Over | Clifford Cox Memorial Match | Brockton Point

Sunday July 15th - Victoria | 50 Over | Beacon Hill Park

Wednesday July 18th - Calgary | 50 Over | Riley Park

Saturday July 21st - Toronto | 50 Over | King City

Sunday July 22nd - Toronto | 50 Over | Toronto Cricket Club

The MCC last toured Canada in 2005.  Additional details to follow.


Tue, 05/29/2012

I'm giving the couch a break. It needs one. It has provided sterling service over the last seven weeks but it is time to remove my posterior, poke my head outside the front door and reacquaint myself with natural daylight and fresh air.

The Indian Premier League is dangerous. It can become seriously addictive and once you're hooked it's tough to quit. Leaving the couch -- other than for a strategic time out -- becomes a daily battle. Everyday chores are delayed or ignored, and lame excuses are offered in the hope of placating loved ones.

The fifth edition of IPL was tortuous. The plot contained more twists and turns than a theme park rollercoaster. Opting to ignore the drama merely led to a feeling of negligence, an urge to catch up and a resolution that this would not happen again.

It was compelling stuff from beginning to end. Before a ball was bowled the owners of the Pune Warriors kicked up a stink over sponsorship and threatened not to take part at all. In the event, the franchise would hardly have been missed. Its expensively assembled squad failed to launch and limped in at the bottom of the standings.

The best batsman in Twenty20 cricket also missed out. Chris Gayle is a danger to bowlers and spectators alike. He sent a little girl to hospital with a broken nose after clobbering one of his mighty sixes into the crowd. She forgave him when he visited her but probably not the Bangalore franchise. Not even Gayle's monumental efforts were enough to hoist the Royal Challengers into the playoffs.

Mumbai got there but the search for success goes on. For a team so deep in talent, it was another campaign which promised much but ultimately fell flat. History will remember 2012 as the year in which Sachin Tendulkar finally completed a lifetime's work by reaching 100 international centuries, not the one in which he helped his hometown Indians to the IPL title.

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