Wed, 11/02/2011

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

Wed, 10/26/2011

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:

Tue, 10/25/2011

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.

Thu, 10/20/2011

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


Thu, 10/20/2011

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. 

Full squad

Rizwan Cheema (PCB - TDCA)

Usman Limbada  (PCB - 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)



Junaid Siddique (PCB - BCMCL)

Tyrone Roberts (VIKINGS - TDCA)


Hamza Tariq (UNITED - C&DCL)

Thu, 10/13/2011

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.

Wed, 10/12/2011

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.

Mon, 10/10/2011

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.


Fri, 10/07/2011

After a successful foray into the IPL, Sportnet is back in the sport of Cricket in signing a massive deal to bring Candian cricket fans the next four years of ICC events, culminating in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. The 2013 CWCQ has also been listed as a broadcast even though details have not yet been made available as of yet.

Should Canada make it to the 2015 event or the 2012 T20 CWC in Sri Lanka, fans will be able to follow our team on cable via the Sportsnet suite of channels or on their mobile phones. Cricket Canada Vice President Ravin Moorthy was pleased with the announcement saying "This (deal) is further recognition of how big cricket has become in Canada. Having one of the biggest names in Canadian sports involved with cricket is great news for fans and players as well as the overall visibility of the game in Canada"

Full Text of the Sportsnet Press Release

Sportsnet Announces Four-Year Agreement with ESPN STAR Sports for International Cricket Council Events

  • Multiplatform coverage on Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet Mobile –
  • Coverage includes ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy, Under 19 Cricket World Cup, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup  

TORONTO (October 6, 2011) 

Sportsnet World is now home to the International Cricket Council’s biggest events, as Sportsnet today announced a new four-year agreement with ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s No. 1 sports content provider, for all ICC events through 2015 on multiple Sportsnet platforms. The exclusive Canadian media agreement includes eight major international tournaments, leading up to the world’s premiere cricket event – the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

With this new agreement, Sportsnet World becomes the ultimate destination for cricket fans, complementing its extensive coverage of Indian Premier League matches.

All eight ICC events will be aired on Sportsnet World, plus additional coverage on Sportsnet. Sportsnet Mobile and will also offer coverage.

“Our new partnership with the ICC and ESPN STAR Sports strengthens our hold on cricket across the country and is a great addition for Sportsnet World," said Navaid Mansuri, Vice-President of Finance & Sports Programming, Rogers Media. “Fans in Canada now have access to more cricket coverage than ever before.”

Anurag Dahiya, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Cricket Rights, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Sportsnet as we continue to work towards giving the largest exposure to ICC events. The recent ICC Cricket World Cup was showcased in more than 180 territories across the globe and we are committed to further build on its reach.”

The four-year agreement includes the following eight events:

· 2012 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup · 2012 ICC World Twenty20
· 2013 ICC World Cup Qualifier · 2013 ICC Champions Trophy
· 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup
· 2014 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup · 2014 ICC World Twenty20
· 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup The full broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming months.

For all the scores, highlights, breaking news and inside stories, tune in to Sportsnet Connected and visit Social Media Links: Twitter: @RogersSportsnet Facebook:


Thu, 10/06/2011

The tournament that York University made famous across Canada by winning in 2010 will be coming to a TV set near you. The American College Cricket Championship will be broadcast live on TV Asia starting this year. ACC president Lloyd Jodah made the announcement in New York on Monday.

Several schools that participated in the CanUCric tournament earlier this summer are expected to participate in the event.

Full text of release :

New York, October 4, 2011 

American College Cricket today announced an agreement with TV Asia as their exclusive worldwide broadcast partner in all formats for matches beginning October 09, 2011 in the United States

The Semi finals and Finals of the North East and Mid Atlantic Regional Championships will be available on TV Asia every Saturday at 7 pm EDT beginning October 29, and repeated at 12 midnight EDT each Saturday until December 8, 2011. The schedule will be more extensive next Fall.

The top 32 teams from this Fall season will then compete in the Nationals, the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in March 2012 in Florida – Cricket Craziness just before College Basketball’s March Madness!

 TV Asia will televise the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship including the final 6 matches live from Florida on TV Asia. The National Championship will be played as usual for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy.

 ”American College Cricket pioneered cricket promotion on Facebook, Twitter and now Google +, to reach the Cricket audience in the USA and Canada and was the first to broadcast domestic cricket in the USA in March 2010. TV Asia’s mission and strategy is geared towards the American and Canadian audience so they are the ideal Media Partners”, American College Cricket’s founder and President Lloyd Jodah stated.

 ”In continuing with our mission to highlight and encourage local Talent, TV Asia is proud to be associated with American College Cricket in televising the regionals and the Spring break Championship Cricket matches in USA & Canada”, stated Mr. H.R. Shah Chairman of TV Asia. “This agreement reaffirms TV Asia’s commitment to be the Voice and Mirror of the South Asian Community in United States and Canada,” added Mr. Shah who agreed to be on the Advisory Board of American College Cricket.