Thu, 06/16/2011

With the conclusion of the school year fast approaching across the country, Cricket Canada KIDS continues to bring cricket to school children nationwide. This past week, Cricket Canada KIDS visited Park Lawn Junior Middle school in Toronto. Over the course of two days another 200 students at the school were introduced to the game of cricket.

Cricket Canada are very grateful for the opportunity to come into Park Lawn and introduce cricket to the school. It was a great time for both the kids and our instructors and we look forward to supporting their fledgling cricket program next school year.

Cricket Canada KIDS has been very active in 2011 in conjunction with the Toronto and District Cricket Association and the Cricket Council of Ontario in visiting schools in the province of Ontario.

In addition to the Park Lawn visit, Cricket Canada continues to visit schools throughout the country. This week, particular focus will be spent in Quebec City where, in conjunction with the Quebec Cricket Federation, Cricket Canada will deliver the KIDS program to teachers in the Quebec City area.

Cricket Canada has more visits planned in the next few weeks before focusing on community initiatives nationwide for the summer month. Please contact Cricket Canada KIDS cricketcanadakids@gmail.com for more information on programs in your area.

Cricket Canada KIDS is the official and widely successful national schools and community initiative run by Cricket Canada. Through the program Cricket Canada, through its member organizations, visits schools and supports community initiatives throughout the country introducing the game of Cricket and helping both students and educators develop skills and an understanding of the game.

Wed, 06/15/2011

Cricket Canada is seeking a volunteer Team Manager to manage the Senior Men's Team.

Reporting to the chairman of the high performance committee, the successful candidate should have the following skills:

Proven leadership ability.
Previous successful team manager experience - preferably at C.C. Events.
Previous successful International Team Manager experience.
Good administrative skills - handle finance, tickets, scheduling, etc.
Pre-Planning and Organizational ability.
Knowledge of C.C. policies and procedures.
Ability and willingness to delegate.
Public speaking ability/social presence.
Ability to work well with others.
Reporting ability and willingness to report within prearranged time frames.
Ability to communicate to and relate well with players and other team management.
Good written communication ability.
Good understanding of tour cricket, business and social environment.
Shows no bias and has a record of fair and impartial dealing.
Easily takes and maintains the leader role/can gain the respect of the team.
Ability to set and maintain standards/guidelines
Ability to fairly evaluate non-standard behaviour, then take necessary disciplinary action.
Applications are due in to cricketcanada@gmail.com June 30, 2011.

Mon, 06/13/2011

Quebec has taken home the first major Cricket Canada trophy of the year by winning the Atlantic T20 tournament. The tournament which was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia included Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Quebec finished on top of the table at 4-0, followed by Nova Scotia as the two fought a tough contested battle on Sunday in the tournament's defacto final.

Nova Scotia (155-4) def Newfoundland (94-6)
Newfoundland (123-6) def PEI (113)
Nova Scotia (273-2) def PEI (62)
New Brunswick (191-6) def PEI (73)
Nova Scotia (53-6) def New Brunswick (53-6)
Quebec (151) def Newfoundland (36)
Quebec (197-8) def PEI (96-9)
Quebec (212-3) def New Brunswick (82-2)
Quebec (95-2) def Nova Scotia (89)
Newfoundland (110-4) def New Brunswick (107-7)

Sun, 06/12/2011

Quebec and Nova Scotia seem destined for a one off clash for the Atlantic T20 tournament as both teams have rolled through the tournament undefeated. Nova Scotia had a slight wobble against New Brunswick in a low scoring thriller on Saturday but have secured a chance at the title against Quebec on Sunday, provided Quebec can get by New Brunswick in the Sunday morning match.

Sat, 06/11/2011

Hosts Nova Scotia took the honours on the first day of the Atlantic T20 tournament defeating Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island in convincing fashion to top the table at 2-0. Newfoundland got by Prince Edward Island to finish the day 1-1 while PEI will search for their first win on Saturday against New Brunswick. Quebec and New Brunswick join the action on Saturday as the tournament continues through the weekend.

Fri, 06/10/2011

The annual Atlantic T20 tournament will take place this weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The event has grown in stature over the past few years and now includes Newfoundland as cricket is now played truly from coast to coast. Quebec has joined the tournament in 2011 and Cricket Canada is proud to partner with the member provinces, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec to make this event a success.

Match Schedule

Friday June 10, 2011

Newfoundland vs. Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island vs. Newfoundland
Nova Scotia vs. Prince Edward Island

Saturday June 11, 2011

Prince Edward Island vs. New Brunswick
New Brunswick vs. Nova Scotia
Quebec vs. Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island vs. Quebec

Sunday June 11, 2011

Quebec vs. New Brunswick
Quebec vs. Nova Scotia
New Brunswick vs. Newfoundland

Fri, 06/10/2011

Cricket Canada continues to push into exciting new areas as the Toronto and District Cricket Association is proud to announce Canada's first ever women's league.

The league will start next week in Toronto with 4 women's teams competing in a round robin and playoffs.

This exciting new venture coincides with women's cricket continuing to flourish in Western Canada as the Wicket Maiden's will continue their play in the Victoria and District Cricket League. In Alberta, the Calgary Women's team will play in the community T20 division as well as travel to Edmonton for the women's intercity match in August. Edmonton will travel to Calgary in July. BC and Alberta will also compete in the second Western Canadian Championships during the July long weekend

TDCA 2011 Women's Schedule

 

Thu, 06/09/2011

Cricket Canada is seeking a High Performance Manager to develop and manage the High Performance Program, Development and Junior Coaching

Reporting to the Chair of the High Performance Committee, the High Performance Manager will be responsible for the following:

Provide Overall Direction for the Cricket Canada High Performance Program
Interface with the International Cricket Council HPM on High Performance Issues
Work with the Chairman of High Performance Committee and National Head Coach to set budget for High Performance Program
Provide Strategic Direction for National HP Program
Liaise with Provincial HP managers and assist in developing and implementing national HP Program
Monitor international high performance trends
Supervise National High Performance Team

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

In-depth knowledge of the game of cricket, both internationally and specific to Canada
Certified Level 2 Coach from a Full Member of the ICC
Knowledge regarding the governance of cricket
Strong computer and financial control skills
Strong team player
Strong organizational and administrative skills
This position requires the applicant to work full time. The position also requires the applicant to travel as a representative of Cricket Canada.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to cricketcanada@gmail.com

The closing date for this competition is Friday June 24, 2011.

Cricket Canada is the national governing body for cricket in Canada and is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of cricket throughout Canada. For further information on Cricket Canada and its initiatives, please review our website www.gocricketgocanada.com 
 

Wed, 06/08/2011

Defending Intercontinental Cup champion's Afghanistan will visit Canada August 2-5 in the opening match for both teams in the 2011-2013 Intercontinental Cup. Following the match, Afghanistan and Canada will compete in two One Day International Matches and 2 T20 International's. 

After shocking many and qualifying for the 2009-2010 tournament, Afghanistan raced to the top of the table and defeated Scotland in the final match to win the title. Canada, a two time finalist, in contrast struggled in the previous edition of the tournament. Being in winning positions in early matches they were unable to hammer home the advantage, and finished last in the table. The match against Afghanistan in 2010 will be remembered for one of the great chases in the history of First Class Cricket as Afghanistan chased 474 to beat Canada by 6 wickets. 

Canada and Afghanistan have also played some classic limited over matches with Afghanistan holding a 2-1 margin in ODI's and a 3-2 margin overall. Many of the matches have been tightly contested thrillers and fans of both countries can expect more of the same this summer in Toronto. 

Cricket Canada is finalizing venue schedules for the matches and will announce them shortly. The match schedule will be as follows : 

August 2nd - August 5th, 2011 - Canada vs. Afghanistan ICC Intercontinental Cup (4-Day Match) 
August 8th, 2011 - Canada vs. Afghanistan 1st One Day International 
August 9th, 2011 - Canada vs. Afghanistan 2nd One Day International 
August 11, 2011 - Canada vs. Afghanistan 1st T20 
August 12, 2011 - Canada vs. Afghanistan 2nd T20

The ICC Intercontinental Cup is a cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council as part of its cricket development programme. It is designed to allow Associate Members of the ICC the chance to play first-class cricket matches against teams of similar skill in a competition environment and prepare them for eventual promotion to Test cricket status.The winners of the four-day tournament will receive $100,000 with $40,000 for second place from a total prize fund of $254,000. Ireland are the most successful side in the tournament's history having secured a hat-trick of titles from 2005 to 2007-08.

Sun, 05/29/2011

Ashish Bagai has stepped down as Captain of Canada's Senior Men's team. 

In what was considered a major coup for Cricket Canada in 2009, Bagai left a career as a banker in London, England to take over Canada's captaincy. His presence behind the stumps and in the middle order led to the teams turn around on the field and ultimately pushed the team into the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Bagai was Canada's best batsmen since his return in 2009 and it was at the 2011 Cricket World Cup where he really shone. Earning sharp praise for his presence behind the stumps, Bagai was one of the most watched faces in the tournament staring both on and off the field. 

In a letter to Cricket Canada's board, Bagai said "After a long thought-out evaluation and careful consideration, I have decided to step down as Captain of the Canadian National Cricket Team. It has been an honour to Captain my country in the sport I love and I thank everyone in this organization who helped and supported me throughout my term including administrators, coaches, managers and most of all, the players. I undertook each task over the last two years with the primary objective of moving not just the team but the entire organization forward. I have always had a passion for Canadian cricket and did what I thought would benefit the team and organization in my opinion. 

It has been a great learning experience for me and I wish the next Captain all the best in leading the team forward." 

Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini thanked Bagai for his contributions. 

"Cricket Canada thanks Ashish for his outstanding contribution to Canadian cricket at a time when circumstances were difficult and challenging. I wish him well for a bright and prosperous future and look forward to his continued contribution as a player and strong supporter of Canadian cricket." 

Though returning to his private life, Bagai has informed Cricket Canada of his desire to remain part of the set-up and will make himself available for selection.