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 gocricketgocanada.com.

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.
Sat, 08/27/2011

The Western Division of the national T20 gets underway this morning in Edmonton. 

Canadian skipper Jimmy Hansra headlines the list of national stars in the tournament that includes Tyson Gordon, Khurram Chohan, Hamza Tariq, Zeeshan Siddiqui and u19 players Maninder Aulakh and Sudeepta Aurka.

Manitoba 116-6 defeats Saskatchewan 115-9

Alberta 64-1 defeats Saskatchewan 63

BC 89-3 defeats Manitoba 88-7

Alberta 1 1 0 0 0 2
BC 1 1 0 0 0 2
Manitoba 2 1 1 0 0 2
SK 2 0 2 0 0 0


Fri, 08/26/2011

Canada lose a narrow one to Bermuda leaving USA to win the tournament on net run rate. 

Fri, 08/26/2011

Cricket Alberta will host the inaugural Western Division of Cricket Canada’s NATIONAL LEAGUE T20 this weekend (August 27th & 28th) at picturesque Victoria Park. 

This new look Inter-Provincial western series of six (6) matches played between Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan will take place on the VP’s newly minted turf.

The natural turf at Edmonton’s Victoria Park is the first outside of Ontario and one of three facility development projects by Cricket Canada.  Projects in Winnipeg and Abbotsford are expected to begin construction in the near future.

The NATIONAL LEAGUE structure has four components:  The Atlantic Division was a regional qualifier conducted in Halifax from June 10th – 12th between Nova Scotia, Newbrunswick, Newfoundland, PEI, & Quebec with Quebec being the eventual winners.   

Quebec then hosted Ontario in the Eastern Division final which was won convincingly by Ontario.  The NATIONAL LEAGUE FINAL will be held on October 1st in Toronto between Ontario and winner of the Western Division.

Cricket Canada’s 1st VP, Ravin Moorthy, was buoyant on the potential long term success of the series.

“We are pleased to have conducted this tournament in 2011 despite a very tight domestic budget.  This was only possible with the commitment of all of our member organizations.  The long term vision, as discussed at Cricket Canada’s AGM earlier this year, is to include all three formats of the game into the NATIONAL LEAGUE and set the basis for Canada’s domestic structure.”

Match coverage will be provide on gocricketgocanada.com via Cover it Live, and match updates and scorecards on Cricinfo.

The Western Division will feature the top players in Western Canada with 11 national players (Senior, Junior, & Canada A) taking part.


Saturday August 27th

Manitoba vs Saskatchewan | 10am
Saskatchewan vs Alberta | 1pm
British Columbia vs Manitoba | 4pm

Sunday August 28th

Saskatchewan vs British Columbia | 8:30am
Alberta vs Manitoba | 11:30am
Alberta vs British Columbia | 2:30pm



Khurram Chohan (Captain), Tyson Gordon (V.Captain), Hamza Tariq, Grant Broadhurst, Parveen Saroye, Shehzad Bashir, Sudeepta Aurka, Umar Kahloon, Abdul Sattar, Yawar Abbas, Wahid Noori, Khurram Abbas, Zain Ahmed, Zahid Chaudhry, Farhan Pervez. Manager – Adnan Kirmani, Coach – Rathan Moorthy.


Amarbir (Jimmy) Hansra (Captain), Manrick Singh, Balqiaz Khan, Jawad Dawood, Gagan Dhillon, Jason Sandher, Awais Ahmed, Rashid Masood, Gaurav Kumar, Riaz Afridi, Maninderjit (Manny) Aulakh, Sunny Gainder,Umer Nawaz. Manager – Akhtar Nawaz.


Sampath Wijewardana, Heera Khasla, Joeseph Lovelace, Ahadullah Khojazada, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Akhlas Umar, Jagjit Gurm, Inderjit Sodha, Jatinder Matharu, Suresh Jayaraman, Trevor Manoosingh, Sidney Roberts, Harpreet Manes. Manager – Ron Dipchand.


Iftekhar Kalyar (Captain), Mustaf Rashid, Harry Sandhu, Parag Singh, Shahid Latif, Asif Mulla, Saadi Ahmad, Simran Dosanjh, Sarabjit Kundhi, Narinder Bhandal, Armin Madahar, Harmohan Bajwa, Gurjit Singh Teja, Manager - Mike Sharma.