Sun, 09/11/2011


Canada's touring side kicked off the Irish tour with a dominating 40 over warm up performance on Saturday vs Leprechauns CC at North Kildare in Kilcock, County Kildare.  This was the only scheduled warm-up fixture for the tour.

Played under prodominately overcast, wet, and windy conditions, Canadian XI Skipper Jimmy Hansra was buoyant on the positive start to the team's tour.  

"It was a well fought contest and a good experience for us playing in overcast and wet conditions. Everybody chipped in on the batting side with Gunasekera's knock being the stand out contribution."  

Hansra was equally positive about his side's seamer's who grabbed the lion's share of the Leprechaun wickets.

"The bowlers bowled positively and used the conditions well. It's a good start to the tour and we will take this winning attitude and momentum into our series against Ireland"

The match was covered live with special thanks to Railway CC's Derek Caroll via a live Google Docs scorecard and regular updates on Cricket Canada's FACEBOOK and TWITTER feeds.


09.10.11 | 10:15am EDT | Canada have set the home side a target of 197 from 40 overs.  Hiral Patel (36) and Ruvindu Gunasekera (59) were the noteable Canadian contributions with the bat. 

09.10.11 | 11:15am EDT | Khurram Chohan has ripped through the Leprechaun top order claiming 3 wickets in his first 4 overs.  Leprechaun CC are 39 for 3 after 9 overs.

09.10.11 | 12:00pm EDT | 4 strikes from Harvir Baidwan has Canada XI in control. Leprechaun CC is 62-7 from 14 overs.

09.10.11 | 12:45pm EDT | Zahid Hussain claims his first.  Leprechaun CC are 103 for 8 in 27 overs.  Play has been suspended due to rain.

09.10.11 | 1:20pm EDT | Match awarded to CANADA XI on D/L


09.09.11 | 1:00pm EDT Canadian paceman Henry Osinde was unable to depart with the team from Toronto on Thursday evening due to an unspecified travel document issue.


Warm-Up Match - SCORECARD
Canada XI vs Leprechauns CC
September 10th, 2011 | 12:00pm Local | 07:00am EDT
North Kildare CC, Kilcock

Intercontinental Cup Fixture
September 13th – 16th, 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin

Associate ODI League (STREAMED LIVE)
September 19th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

September 20th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin


Amarbir Hansra (Captain) BC, Rizwan Cheema (Vice Captain) ON, Harvir Baidwan ON, Usman Limbada ON, Hamza Tariq AB, Henry Osinde ON, Hiral Patel ON, Junaid Siddiqui ON, Zeeshan Siddiqui MB, Ruvindu Gunasekera ON, Khurram Chohan AB, Maninder Aulakh BC, Nitish Kumar ON, Zahid Hussain ON.

Interim Coach: Ingleton Liburd
Manager: Johnny Bujan
Physio: Jason Israelski

Fri, 09/09/2011

Ryerson have claimed the 2011 Canadian University Championship in a hard fought contest vs the perenial finalists York University.  



In the Semi Final between Group B Champions Ryerson University and Group A Runner up University of Waterloo, U Waterloo batted first and scored 134/9 in 20 overs. Waleed Cheema scored 67 while Rahat Mirza took 2-36 for Ryerson. In the chase, Ryerson scored 135/4, getting to the target in the final over. Farhan Khan was not out on 44 and Hassan Mirza scored 31. Kumar Erramilli took 3 wickets for Waterloo.

In the second Semi Final between Sheridan College and York University, the crowd saw the most exciting match to date in the tournaments young history. Batting first Sheridan College scored 140. Muzammil Ali scored 47 not out while Mudassir Ali scored 40. Arsalan Qadir took 2-27 for York U.

Chasing 141, York University fell agonizingly short getting to 140, and taking the match to a  super over. Khushroo Wadia Scored 23 while Hassan Chogtai Scored 20 for York. Harman Kahlon took 2-27 for Sheridan. In the Super over, York U Batted first and scored 15 runs with Hassan Chogtai scoring 12 runs. In reply Sheridan College could only manage 12 runs.

In the Final Match, York University batted first. They were cruising on 80/1 powered by Khushroo Wadia’s 41. Parth Raval came into bowl and with a magical spell of 4-9, started a collapse where York U ended up scoring only 110. In the chase for 112, Ryerson cruised losing only 5 wickets. Noman Aslam scored 34.

Hassan Mirza from Ryerson was adjudged the Best Batsman and M.V.P (Best All rounder)  of the Tournament with 210 Runs and 9 wickets.

Parth Raval (Ryerson) was adjusted the man of the match of the finals (9/4) as well as the Best Bowler for the tournament taking 11 wickets giving away only 53 runs.

In the Plate championship McGill University beat Concordia University by 4 wickets.

DAY 3 was the last chance for teams to book a place in the semi finals of the Canadian University Cricket Championship at King City. 

York U 196 (Saif Rahman 34, Hasan Adil 32) Defeated Concordia U (76) by 120 Runs
McMaster 156 Defeated Ryerson 149 by 7 runs.
Brock U 81 Lost to McGill U 82/5 By 5 wickets

Ryerson Became the group B Champions with 15 Points (NRR +1.78) and York U the group Runners UP with 15 points (NRR +1.62). McMaster University also finished at 15 points (NRR +1.06) but fell short on the Net Run Rate.

Sheridan is the group champion in group A with 20 points while U Waterloo 10 Points (NRR +0.31) is the group runner up. Brock U were 3rd in the group with 10 points (NRR +0.11).

Friday Sheridan College faces York U in King City 1A and Ryerson takes on last years Champions U Waterloo at King city 1B. Semi Finals starts at 11AM and Final commencing at 2.30 PM.

Wed, 09/07/2011


In the 2nd day of play at the Canadian Championship, Ryerson University put up a strong performance to defeat York University; then returned,behind the first century of the tournament, 100* by Rahat Mirza to win their 2nd game.
Sheridan College posted 212, and defeated McGill University on the way to the Semi-Finals, having secured 4 wins. Sheridan College was slated to be in the 2011 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship last March, but as a new team was not able to complete the logistics for travel.
DAY 2 SUMMARY:  ( Bowlers’ figures are next to their school-not the usual way, sorry).
Ryerson University 156/5 (Hassan Mirza 60, Nomn Aslam 56, Sufian C 30/3 and Rahat Mirza 33/3) Def. York U 114/all out (Hassan Chogtai 35) by 42 RunsSheridan College 161/8 (Mudassar Ali 52, Taha Ali 14/3 and Nausher Akbar 28/3) Def. U Waterloo 153/7 (Umer Iqbal 82, Vishnu Pothoguna 28 & 14/4, Parneet K 38/3) by 8 Runs


Ryerson U 187/1 (Rahat Mirza 100*, Hassan mirza 65*, Tarun D 14/3, Sufian C 20/3) Def. Concordia 133/8 (Raheel Malik 21) by 54 Runs

UOIT 163/6 (Yug Rao 51, Hardik Kotak 39 & 14/3, Parth Desai 15/3) Def. McGill 101/9 (Mohit Kulkrni 22, Omaid Tanoli 26/3, Mohammed Ali 30/3) by 62 Runs

UOIT 108/all out (Parth Desai 26 & 16/2) Lost to Brock U 72/4 (Umair Srwar 39 &18/3) by 7 Runs D/L

Sheridan College 212 (Mudassar 64, Harman Dhindsa 52*) Def. McGill 106 By 106 runs

University of Toronto forfeited both their games against McMaster University and Concordia University

Sheridan College is going to the Semi Finals with 4 wins and 0 loses as the Group A champion.

Tue, 09/06/2011

The National Championship 2011 of Canadian University and College Cricket Association got underway yesterday Sept 6, 2011. 10 teams are participating for the tournament held at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario.

The Cricket Council of Ontario and Cricket Canada are proud partners in this event.

Results of Day 1:

Brock U 134/all out (Faraz S 43, Saadat Puran 21/4) Def. U Waterloo 113/all out (Monty P 29/4) by 21 Runs

Brock U 145/5 (Zeeshan A 41, Faraz S 41 & 21/3) Lost to Sheridan C 146/6 (Harman Singh 56) by 4 wickets

Concordia U 74 /all out lost to McMaster U 78/3 (Krishna P 8/5) by 7 wickets

McMaster U 106/all out (Kaleel R) Lost to York U 109/5 (Aqeel 29/4) by 5 wickets

UOIT 101 / all out Lost to Sheridan C 103/6 (Simranjit Singh 12/2) by 4 wickets

McGill U 114/all out Lost to U Waterloo 119/2 (Zehair M 36) by 8 wickets

Ryerson U 135/all out (Hasan Mirza 40 & 20/4) Def. U of Toronto 90/all out (Aun M 33/3) by 45 Runs...
York U 170/3 (Rustam Bhatti 82 & Hassan Choghtai 3/18) Def. U of Toronto 142/7 (Marlon Samaratunga 51) by 29 Runs. (17 overs per side)

Mon, 09/05/2011

On Monday September 5th. 2011 cricket history was made when the two top women's cricket teams in the T&D cricket league faced off against each other in the first ever all women's league cricket final in Canada.

The match was witnessed by the President of Cricket Canada, Mr. Ranjit Sani, Canadian national women's cricket coach Mr.George Codrington, the CEO of the Toronto CricketResource Group Mr. Ken Jeffers, former CEO of Cricket Canada Mr. Chandra Gokool, a national cricket coach of Dominica Willie Williams ( on vacation ), Mr. Kelvin Padmore ( community radio host ) and many media houses and dozens of spectators.

Kaisoca ladies won the toss and opted to bat scoring 104 runs in 35 overs with skipperDurryia Shabbir scoring 31 runs and Mahwish Khan contributing 15 runs.

Superstars at their turn to bat had problems with the swing bowling of the Kaisocaopening bowlers and were all out for 33 runs. Top scoring for Superstars was Nicole Gallagher with 10 runs. Kaisoca opening bowlers Lorraine Kenton picked up 5 wickets for 14 runs and Mahwish Khan 3 wickets for 20 runs. Off spinner Hala Azmat captured 2 wickets for 1 run.

The ' George Maharaj Challenge Trophy ' as well as medals to both teams were presented by the executives of cricket in Canada who were present.

This effort would not have been possible without the assistance of ICC Americas, Cricket Canada and most of all The Toronto and District Cricket Association.

The teams :

Kaisoca Ladies : Durryia Shabbir ( captain), Mahwish Khan , Hala AzmatKamnaMirchandaniSobea Maream, Lorraine Kenton,  , Saba BhattiaKadie RamdathVadeoSproxtonGunjan ChandokHira Usmani, Kerry Fraser, Amy Wysocki.

Superstars Ladies : Yvette Singh ( captain ), Vindy Varansi, Jenny Tiranayake, NicoleSameuls, Nicole Gallagher, Achini PereraAndrena Fowler, Suniti Patel, Jayshri Patel,Uzma Ifthikar, Abigail RajkumarKiran Samra.

With the success of this year's attempt at forming this cricket league for women in Ontario, it is expected that the league will be expanded to 10 teams for 2012.

Sat, 09/03/2011


The Toronto and District Cricket Association Women's Cricket Final will be played on Monday Sept.5th.2011. The 40 over match will take place at 2pm and be played between Kaisoca Ladies vs Superstars Ladies at Sunnybrooke Park in Toronto, Ontario. 


This match will bring to conclusion the first women's league championship in the history of Canada. Cricket Canada encourages all supporters to take in this historic event. 



Fri, 09/02/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to release its 14 man touring squad for the ICUP and ODI tour of Ireland, which commences September 13th, 2011.

The squad, led by Amarbir (Jimmy) Hansra, will depart Toronto on September 8th for Dublin after playing a 2-day warm-up match in Toronto on September 6th and 7th at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City.

In partnership with Cricket Ireland and the ICC, both ODI’s in the series (September 19th & 20th) will be streamed LIVE on

Back in the touring squad is 17-year-old batting phenom Nitish Kumar, who missed Canada’s August home series with Afghanistan while representing Canada u19 at the Global u19 Qualifiers.  Kumar, having relocated to the UK, where he will study at Repton School in Derbyshire, is joined by some of Canada’s equally outstanding young talent in wicket keeper batsmen Hamza Tariq and Usman Limbada, both fresh off match winning partnerships in the Etihad Summer Festival.

Making his first official senior team tour selection is 19 year old British Columbia seamer, Manny Aulakh.  Aulakh was the leading wicket taker at the Global u19 World Cup Qualifiers in Ireland and recently helped lead his domestic provincial side to the National League T20 Western Division title in Edmonton.

Aulakh will join the usual suspects of Canada’s experienced seam quartet, consisting of Henry Osinde, Khurram Chohan, Harvir Baidwan, and batting all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.

Chohan and Baidwan both spent much of their summer’s in UK conditions playing league cricket in Yorkshire and Sussex respectively.


Intercontinental Cup Fixture
September 13th – 16th, 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin

Associate ODI League (STREAMED LIVE)
September 19th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

September 20th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin


Amarbir Hansra (Captain) BC, Rizwan Cheema (Vice Captain) ON, Harvir Baidwan ON, Usman Limbada ON, Hamza Tariq AB, Henry Osinde ON, Hiral Patel ON, Junaid Siddiqui ON, Zeeshan Siddiqui MB, Ruvindu Gunasekera ON, Khurram Chohan AB, Maninder Aulakh BC, Nitish Kumar ON, Zahid Hussain ON.

Interim Coach: Ingleton Liburd
Manager: Johnny Bujan
Physio: Jason Israelski

Thu, 09/01/2011

Cricket Canada's CEO Chandra Gocool has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer. Gocool's departure comes as the board elected not to offer him a new contact.
Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini thanked Gocool for his contributions.
"We would like to thank Chandra for his contribution over the last 2 years. It has been a period of immense growth and success for our organization and we are happy that he was able to help us reach some of these goals. We wish him the very best.
With respect to the CEO position, we feel its time to move on and look for a new person to lead the implementation of our strategic plan. We expect to have this person in place within 3 months and the search will start at the conclusion of Chandra's term on September 16th."

Thu, 09/01/2011

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Sun, 08/28/2011

The organizers pulled off a successful weekend of the National League T20 (Western Division) at lovely, aesthetic Victoria Park, Edmonton (Aug. 27/28).  Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia were the participating provinces.  The late-summer weather was ideal for the tournament with temperature hovering around 26  throughout and clear, blue skies all around.

The weekend saw high-level competition, exceptional athleticism and hard-hitting cricket. Three national selectors were on hand (Angus Melder, Keith Deonarine and Chris James), scouting new talents and they may have found a few. Also in attendance were national analyst Rathan Moorthy, Cricket Alberta president Manzoor Chaudhary, Edmonton and District Cricket League president, George Robinson, National Umpire Coordinator, Ken Patel, and a host of others.

The tournament final was, for all intents and purposes, a showdown between old rivals Alberta and British Columbia, featuring many fine national stars like Hamza Tariq, Khurram Chohan and Jimmy Hansra as well as Tyson Gordon and Grant Broadhurst. In the final match, Alberta won the toss and elected to bat first and after scoring at torrid pace in excess of 10 runs an over in the first 4, slowed considerably to manage a paltry 128 in their allotted 18 overs (matches reduced to save time as some players had to catch a plane ride home).

BC knocked off the target with relative ease in only 13.2 overs. Man-of-the Match and Man-of-the Series, Gagan Dhillon (66), made the Alberta attack look like a walk in the Park. Towering sixes were hit all over the ground. It was a rare treat for the many fans present. B C will now travel to Toronto for the national championship in September. Alberta were clearly disappointed with their effort on this day.

Match Referee Angus Melder managed the proceedings with verve, professionalism and aplomb. George Robinson worked tirelessly and many long hours (in the run-up to, and during, the tournament) to get the ground, the food and other logistics in place. Anil Velji was the lone scorer and did a very good job keeping an accurate account of the stats.

The umpiring standard was outstanding, and the correct decisions adjudicated at 97.5 percentile. The roster included Hafeez Rehman, Dilip Pachigar, Sanjeev Kad and Ron Saywack, some of the best in Canada. There were no major incidents and the players were highly appreciative of the effort the men in red and black put in.


  1. The players also relished batting on the new VP strip and look forward to returning in the future;
  2. Gaurav Kumar (BC) made an impression with the bat and could be on the Canadian squad soon.
  3. Edmonton, as always, were great accommodating hosts.
  4. Canada u19 player Sudeepta Aurka was named runner up for Player of the Series.
  5. This was the first Cricket Canada event held outside of Ontario that was played on turf.