Fri, 03/02/2012


In the aftermath of the fairly radical Woolf report on independent governance for the ICC, one group of cricketing nations has indicated that it wants itsrecommendations implemented. Some of the leading Associate countries would like the Woolf recommendations - about a clear pathway to Full Member status, a fairer financial model with funds distributed on a "needs" basis and the adoption of best governance practices - followed through by the ruling body.

Of these, leading Associates believe the recommendation that Full Member status need not be restricted only to Test playing nations will be key to their game development and financial growth.

A handful of the Full Members have already commented publicly on the report, which has called for sweeping changes in the administration of cricket and the functioning of the ICC. The BCCI's working committee rejected the key recommendations concerning the restructuring of the ICC, but Cricket Australia and the PCB have been more measured in their comments, saying that it would be wrong to reject the report out of hand and that the ICC executive board should seek a consensus among cricket boards before deciding whether to implement it or not.


Thu, 03/01/2012

Canada's tour of Sri Lanka has continued with successive losses to Sri Lanka 'A'. 

In MATCH 1 on Wednesday, Canada let Sri Lanka off the hook early with some critical mistakes and allowed the hosts to get to a imposing total of 208 from 20 overs. In reply Canada were 160-8 led by Jimmy Hansra's 46* and a usefull flury from Harvir Baidwan 30.

In MATCH 2 on Thursday's Sri Lanka 'A' again amassed 208.  Canada replied all out for 117. 

Canadian Bowling Figures:

Henry Osinde 3-40-1, Harvir Baidwan 3-30-0, Junaid Siddiqui 4-25-0, Zahid Hussain 2-41-0, Jimmy Hansra 4-19-2, Hiral Patel 2-24-1, Manny Aulakh 2-23-1
Noteable Canadian Batting: Hiral Patel 46, Rustam Bhatti 32
Noteable SL 'A' Batting: Mubarak 82, Kapugadera 32, Angelo Perera 20, Vitiangage 25
Squads: Canada : Henry Osinde (Capt), Rustam Bhatti (WK), Hiral Patel, Harvir Baidwan, Nitish Kumar, Tyson Gordon, Junaid Siddqui, Zahid Hussain, Jimmy Hansra, Manny Aulakh, Ruvindu Gunasakera SL 'A' : Mubarak, Serasingha, Kapugedara, Pathirana, Kithruwan, Angelo, Sameera, Shalika, Isuru, Jeffery, Dinesh
Thu, 03/01/2012


For the year ending December 31,2011


March 30th & April 1st 2012


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the

Corporation shall be held at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver,

BC, on Saturday30th March and Sunday 1st April 2012.


Tue, 02/28/2012

Cricket Canada has put a feather in its cap by virtue of its website  The site has received rave reviews since its launch in mid 2011 and the organization has been awarded this week with an ICC Pepsi Development Award

The award, for Best Overall Cricket & Marketing Program was given to Cricket Canada after the organization had won the ICC America's regional award earlier in the year. 

Cricket Canada's continues to be a global leader making use of social media, web streaming and various high value media platforms to ensure that its website continues to engage a burgeoning supporter base in Canada.

As a testament to success of the website, Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini took to the organization's facebook page to thank all those involved in making this possible:

"It has taken thousands of hours and a very dedicated and committed effort to reach this level of demonstrated excellence."

The website is now a fully bilingual project providing services in both of Canada's official langagues and support to francophone news and media agencies around the world.

Cricket Canada's Brand and Marketing Manager Rathan Moorthy shared his excitement over the ICC recognition. 

"We are overjoyed to be recognized by the ICC development programme for our progressive work in this area.  We took some steps forward in 2011 by ensuring that communication through all of Cricket Canada's platforms was consistently engaging and that we provided the facility for fans to follow Cricket Canada events through the streaming of live matches and ball by ball commentary.  As we are in Phase 1 of a 3 phase plan, the avid Canadian Cricket supporter will have much more to look forward to in 2012!"
With initiatives such as Represent the Red launched in 2012, there is sure to be much more to come.
Mon, 02/27/2012

Canada and Scotland locked horns in an exhibition 50 over match on Canada' first game of their tour of Sri Lanka. Bowling first, Canada restricted Scotland to 164 from 46 overs. Hiral Patel (2-14), Harvir Baidwan (2-18) and Zahid Hussain (2-33) led the way for the Canadian's who looked tidy in the field and displayed a lot of enthusiasm coming off one week of intenstive fitness training 

As the clouds rolled in Canada went into bat and were in all sorts of difficulty as Kumar, Patel, Gordon and Gunasekera were all gone within 4 overs as Canada were 24-4 when the match was abandoned due to rain. 

Thu, 02/23/2012

Canada has arrived in Sri Lanka and are setling all set for 3 weeks of hard nosed cricket action. The team has been fitness training through week one with games set to begin in earnest on Monday with a 50 over match against Scotland. 

February 27th, 2011 | Canada vs. Scotland (50 Over)
February 29th, 2011 | Canada vs. SLC XI (T20) |
March 1, 2011 | Canada vs. SLC XI (T20)
March 2, 2011 | Canada vs. Scotland (T20)
March 5, 2011 | Canada vs. SLC XI (T20)
March 6, 2011 | Canada vs. SLC XI (T20)
March 8, 2011 | Canada vs. SLC XI (T20)



Fri, 02/17/2012

T20 ALL STAR CRICKET comes to Toronto May 12th as Shahid Afridi and Sanath Jayasuriya lead an Asian XI against Rizwan Cheema, Ashish Bagai, Brendan Taylor and the World XI. The match will also include a Bollywood entertainment show featuring Imran Khan
Cricket is back at Rogers Centre this May and tickets go on sale tomorrow morning on Ticketmaster

Thu, 02/16/2012

Jimmy Hansra has stepped down as captain of Canada's Senior Men's team. Hansra's decision was conveyed to the board and accepted a short time ago.

In a statement Hansra was upbeat about the upcoming tournament and looked to do his part to ensure Canada qualifies for the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup

"I would like to thank the organization for giving me the opportunity to lead Canada.  In my short stay as Captain, I have thoroughly enjoyed the role and have learned a lot in a very short time.  It has helped me grow as a cricketer and as an individual.  However, looking ahead and putting cricket in front, I believe I need to focus on my game more and I can offer more to Cricket Canada as a player at this moment than a Captain.  I am very happy with the organization and I believe we are definitely heading in the right direction.  I am looking forward to the upcoming tournament as a player and I am very confident in this team that if we play together, we will qualify for the T20 Cricket World Cup and make Canada proud.  Thank you once again to everyone involved for your trust and support throughout."

Hansra assumed the captaincy following the Cricket World Cup from Ashish Bagai. At that tournament Hansra was one of Canada's top performers with the bat and ball.

Cricket Canada's Vice President Vimal Hardat confimred that the board had accepted Hansra's resignation.

"Jimmy conveyed to us after the Caribbean T20 tournament his wish to stand down from the captaincy. While we asked him to reconsider we accept his decision and look forward to his future contributions to our organization. Jimmy has been a class act since he joined the program and he carried himself with class throughout his period as captain. We wish him all the best."

Hansra's replacement will be named shortly.

Canada will leave for a tour of Sri Lanka on Saturday prior to the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers which will begin March 13th in UAE. 

Wed, 02/15/2012

Kat Rose Inc. is hosting a press conference on Thursday, February 16th at 1 p.m. at Rogers Centre (Gate 9 – Media Conference Room) to officially announce the details of the Cricket All-Star T20 match, and we are extending an invitation for your presence. The Cricket All-Star T20 match will be taking place on May 12, 2012 at Rogers Centre. This exhibition match will feature international top-tier cricketers, and will also include a cultural and entertainment show that will feature a world-class artist.

Mr. Herb Choga, President of Kat Rose Inc. and Mr. Ingleton Liburd, Cricket Operations Officer for Cricket Canada will address the media. In addition, Alistair Campbell, Chairman of Zimbabwe's Cricket Committee, Neil Manthorp, a cricket commentator and journalist, and Mr. Amir Shamsi, VP of Marketing, are eager to add to this initiative.



Tue, 02/14/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the following 14 man squad for the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup Qualification Tournament to be held in Dubai from March 13th - 24th in the United Arab Emirates.

Manny Aulakh (Richmond, BCMCL)
Harvir Baidwan (Yorkshire, TDCA)
Rustam Bhatti (Centurions, TDCA)
Rizwan Cheema (PCB, TDCA) 
Khurram Chohan (Canasia, C&DCL)
Tyson Gordon (Scona, E&DCL)
Ruvindu Gunasekera (Overseas, TDCA)
Jimmy Hansra (Abbotsford, BCMCL)
Zahid Hussain (Overseas, TDCA)
Nitish Kumar (Repton Academy, UK)
Henry Osinde (Brampton Masters, TDCA)
Hiral Patel (Brampton Masters, TDCA)
Raza-ur-Rehman (Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, TDCA)
Junaid Siddiqui (PCB, TDCA)

Coach : Michael Dighton
Manager : Johnny Bujan

The final 14 man squad will leave Saturday for a training camp in Sri Lanka before heading to Dubai for the qualifiers.