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 in Europe in the early part of the 1900s. Today we remember the sacrifice of all who have given their lives in the service of our country.
Cricket Canada wishes to appoint a qualified “Harassment & Abuse Protection Officer” to provide services regarding harassment and abuse in its teams, camps, member organisations, leagues and clubs.
The person shall train other employees/contractors/volunteers to implement and administer all activities related to harassment and abuse at various level of the organisation. The appointed person will have the responsibility of implementing and effective harassment and abuse prevention program at all levels of the organisation and measure its effectiveness on regular basis.
2012 will see the 15th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival held in Adelaide South Australia, home of the famous and iconic Adelaide Oval, and where the great Sir Donald Bradman played much of his first class cricket.
Set beside the River Torrens and buzzing with life, Adelaide is a capital city that is clever, cultured and cool.
What better place to extend another week of "Fun, Friendship and Fraternity". Adelaide has a proud history in Cricket, so "Don" the whites and we'll see you in Adelaide in 2012 for yet another fantastic Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival.
The format for the weeks Festivities will be as follows:
Day 1 - Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party
Day 2 - 1st Day of Games
Day 3 - Picnic Day
Day 4 - 2nd Day of Games
Day 5 - Free day to explore Adelaide
Day 6 - 3rd Day of Games
Day 7 - Grand Finale Dinner and Air New Zealand Awards Ceremony
To learn more about Golden Oldies contact Cricket Canada Vice President Cliff Cox
The Nova Scotia Cricket Association proudly announces that AIL Satti will be sponsoring the all new indoor cricket league in Halifax this coming 2011/12 winter season.
An ecstatic NSCA President, Tushar Sehgal, stated "This is a tremendously welcome commitment from AIL Satti to partner with us in furthering the development of cricket in Nova Scotia. We have seen substantial growth in participation in our sport the past few years since the beginning of the summer Halifax Cricket League in 2010.
This indoor league now allows us to continue growing and providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in playing cricket all year round." AIL Satti is part of the insurance company AIL Canada and is situated in Lacewood Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For more details on how to sign up to play cricket in Halifax in either the winter or summer leagues, please direct your enquiries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cricket Canada's selection panel has bolstered coach Michael Dighton's T20 team with the addition of Zubin Sukari and Kushroo Wadia. Both players will join the squad immediately and will be in contention for spots in Canada's upcoming trip to India.
Canada is set to announce its touring squad next week in Toronto.
Canada will look to build on their win over 2010 ECB T20 champion's Hampshire when the 2011-2012 Carribean T20 tournament gets underway January 9th in Trinidad.
Netherlands and Sussex will feature in the 2011-12 Caribbean T20, while Canada will play in the tournament for a third consecutive year. Hampshire and Somerset, who played in the last edition, will not take part this time, with Netherlands and Sussex replacing them to make up three foreign teams that will compete with the seven Caribbean teams
Coach Michael Dighton has the pieces to his T20 puzzle as the selectors have named the T20 squad for the next several months. The squad started training in Toronto on Monday and are expected to carry through until the conclusion of the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualification tourament in Dubai in March.
Rizwan Cheema (PCB - TDCA)
Usman Limbada (PCB - TDCA)
Nitish Kumar (REPTON ACADEMY, UK)
Jimmy Hansra (ABBOTSFORD - BCMCL)
Hiral Patel (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Ruvindu Gunaskera (OVERSEAS - TDCA)
Abdul Sattar (UNITED - C&CDL)
Durand Sorraine (VIKINGS - TDCA)
Zamal Khan (VIKINGS - TDCA)
Khurram Chohan (CANASIA - C&DCL)
Harvir Baidwan (YORKSHIRE - TDCA)
Manny Aulakh (RICHMOND - BCMCL)
Jeremy Gordon (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Henry Osinde (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Junaid Siddique (PCB - BCMCL)
Tyrone Roberts (VIKINGS - TDCA)
Abzal Deane (BRAMPTON MASTERS - TDCA)
Hamza Tariq (UNITED - C&DCL)
The work began in the Exhibition ground today to build the natural turf wicket as old artificial turf was removed and the new square began to take shape. The work to complete the seeding will end by 18th October 2011. Chris Chappell, an experienced turf pitch expert from Ontario who has been appointed as Project Contractor, arrived this morning and got on to the task of building the new pitch immediately. Chris expressed deep satisfaction and happiness that the weather was cooperating and that there was no rain in the forecast during the construction period.
The project saw many challenges in the making and leading up to this day. President Ranjit Saini speaking from Toronto said that the biggest challenge was the lack of availability of the local suitable clay soil mix that could meet expectations to suit tropical and temperate climates.
“While whole lot of people talk in terms of clay percentage, the right quality requirements of the suitable clay soil mix are the binding strength and the ability to grow healthy grass while making sure that proper bounce could be achieved. In a region with short growing season such as ours, the quality of the soil to grow healthy grass in a short period of time is very important.”
“I am very pleased to know that with the assistance of several soil laboratories in Alberta, we were able to locate an area where such a soil mix existed that could provide us with a fast track that we all wished to have in Canada. The soil has been tested for these properties before selection. The Abbotsford wicket is going to provide us with the experience that is comparable to some West Indian and South African pitches” said Saini.
The President is travelling to Abbotsford to see the finishing of the construction and to have meetings with the City of Abbotsford to facilitate arrangements for the wicket maintenance and will also meet officials of Western Economic Diversification Canada, the co-sponsors of the project on behalf of Government of Canada. The President will also attend separate meetings with Cricket Alberta in Calgary and Cricket BC executive meeting in Surrey, to exchange information and discuss future development plans for the region.
The second season of the Halifax Cricket League came to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday with Halifax Blue battling to a tight 5-run victory over Halifax Gold in the last over of the Final of the Twenty20 Competition. In the Final of the 40-over competition back on September 25th, Halifax Red claimed the trophy with a 40-run win against Halifax Gold. For more match details please visit the Nova Scotia Cricket Association's website or Facebook page.
Cricket Canada KIDS made a stop last month at the Williamsburgh Community Association's community festival to put on a demonstration of cricket for the region.
Praim Persaud from CCO spearheaded the efforts to have the demonstration done for the thousands in attendance at the annual festival. Youth on hand got a first hand look at cricket and were able to try out the game using one of the CC KIDS kits on display at the event.
Williamsburg Community and CCO will be working to find ways to have cricket integrated into the community program.
Cricket Canada KIDS in the official community and schools cricket program in Canada and is present in all of Canada's provinces. Cricket Canada and its provincial partners work with coaches and teachers across the country to teach cricket to Canada's youth.
Cricket Canada thanks Praim Persaud and CCO for another successful CC KIDS event.