Tue, 07/19/2011


Caribbean T20 Champions Trinidad and Tobago will make Canada part of their preparation for the Champion's League Qualifier by visiting Canada for the Cricket Canada Summer Festival August 11th and 12th at Maple Leaf Cricket Club. 

The annual event which saw joint winners Canada and WI HPC in 2010 will see Canada, Afghanistan and Trinidad and Tobago battle for the trophy. 
Cricket Canada will have much to look forward to for fans of all ages during the 10 days around the Festival in addition to the festival matches itself on August 11th and 12th.

Tue, 07/19/2011


Canada's development squad moved 2-0 at the ICC America's Division One T20 tournament in Florida. Canada won the toss and elected to field in the rain shortened match. 

Argentina fought hard to post 54 from 8 overs but were undone by some sharp Canadian fielding which led to 4 Argentine run-outs. 

In reply, Jimmy Hansra (30) and Usman Limbada (25) shook off the early loss of a wicket to see Canada home with 5 balls to spare. 

Mon, 07/18/2011

Canada's development squad got its ICC America's Division 1 Tournament underway today against Cayman Islands in Florida. 

A quickfire 40 (31 balls) from Khuroo Wadia broke Canada out of an early funk and with contributions from skipper Jimmy Hansra (27 off 19) and Usman Limbada (23 off 20) Canada got to 130-8 in 20 overs.

In reply, Cayman got off to a steady start but Canada's spinners, led by man of the match Zahid Hussain (4-7) held Cayman to 66-7 from 20 overs.

Canada takes on Argentina on Tuesday



Mon, 07/11/2011


Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the following squad for the ICC America's T20 Tournament taking place July 17-25 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Jimmy Hansra - BC (Captain) 

Waleed Ahmed (Manitoba) 

Trevin Bastiampillai (Ontario) 

Grant Broadhurst (Alberta) 

Satsimranjit Singh Dhindsa (Ontario) 

Zahid Hussain(Ontario) 

Usman Limbada (Ontario) 

Deepak Pabla (Quebec) 

Cecil Pervez (Ontario) 

Parveen Saroye (Alberta) 

Jason Sandher (BC) 

Jonathan Snow (BC) 

Hamza Tariq (Alberta) 

Khusroo Wadia (Ontario) 

Coach/Manager : Ingleton Liburd 

Canada has elected to send a mainly developmental squad to the tournament while several players are being rested ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup, ODI and T20 Matches against Afghanistan. 

Vice President Vimal Hardat is confident the team will put up a showing in the America's tournament.

"Having already qualified for the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier (in 2012) we saw this as a good chance to have some of our prospects test themselves as well as to give our more senior players a chance to get ready for Afghanistan." 

Rizwan Cheema,Hiral Patel, Ruvindu Gunasekera, and Parth Desai headline the list of players staying in Canada to prepare for Afghanistan while Harvir Baidwan and Khurram Chohan are due to arrive shortly back from successful stints in England. 

The team leaves on July 16th for Fort Lauderdale from Toronto. 

Fri, 07/08/2011


The 2011 T20 league wraps up this Sunday, July 10, with a Playoff Day for all 3 divisions. Division 1 sees 2009 champions United (8-1) play first-time semi-finalists Cavaliers (5-4) in the first semi-final, to be followed by the second semi-final between 2010 champions Crown (5-2), and 2009 & 2010 runner-up St Johns (6-2). Cavaliers beat Canasia last Saturday to move one win ahead of Knight Riders, Canasia and Stallions.

In Division 2, Crescent Star, Patriots, Ahmadiyya and Glenmore all make their first ever T20 playoff appearances. Glenmore and Ahmadiyya have bounced back well after being relegated from Division 1 after the 2010 season, while Crescent Star and Patriots have moved up the standings in 2011 to 1st and 2nd respectively. 

In the brand new Division 3, KIngs XI finished with a perfect 10-0 record, and will be up against the C&DCL U19 Colts, made up mostly of 15-17 year olds, who have surpised many this year. The second semi final will be played by new T20 teams Kanata Panathers and Crown 3 Eagles. 

Division 1

July 10 Inland Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Cavaliers (4th) v United (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown (3rd) v St Johns (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 2

July 10 Westwinds

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Glenmore (4th) v Crescent Star (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Ahmadiyya (3rd) v Patriots (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 3

July 10 Riley Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Colts (4th) v Kings XI (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown 3 (3rd) v Kanata Panthers (2nd)

Thu, 07/07/2011

The media accreditation process for the 2011 Cricket Canada home season is now open. Accreditation will cover the home Afghan series, the summer festival as well as any other event that may be held by Cricket Canada this summer.

Accreditation will also cover media events as well as access to selected training sessions throughout the year.

As part of the application process you will need to send a jpeg photograph, and a letter of approval/assignment from your editor.

The closing date for accreditation is 31July 2011.

Important notes:

For members of the traveling media requiring visas to Canada, Cricket Canada does not guarantee issuance of a visa.

Broadcast rights-holders for specific events may have specific requirements for events which will be communicated by Cricket Canada to the accredited media at the time of the event.

Wed, 07/06/2011

Canada's eastern most province, Newfoundland and Labrador has taken the first steps towards joining Cricket Canada.

The province has filed paperwork with Cricket Canada this week that will make the provincial association the 10th member of Cricket Canada.

The provincial directors will make a final determination on the membership application at the next annual general meeting.

Tue, 07/05/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the following squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Ireland.

Kesavan Juvarajan (captain), Tristan Ali, Maninder Aulakh, Suddepta Aurka, Gurkaran Dhilon, Nikil Dhutta, Kyle Edghill, Nitish Kumar, Trevor Manoosingh, Rayankhan Pathan, Darren Ramasamy, Jobanjot Singh Sidhu, Akash Shah, Akhlas Umar

Alternates : Gowtham Balachandran, Axay Patel, Richie Kanjani, Vaishnav Sudhirkumar

The tournament starts July 28 in Ireland. 



Sun, 07/03/2011

Jonathan Snow produced a gusty half-century pulling his club from the brink of disaster to deliver a John Ross Robertson championship for Meraloma's Cricket Club.

Set to chase 204 by Crown Cricket Club (Calgary), Meraloma's were reduced to 100-6 and on the ropes. Snow shared partnerships with the tail, batting sensibly and farming the strike for his 90* as Meraloma's got over the line in dramatic fashion in the penultimate ball of the match.

Also in Calgary, the Wicket Maiden's from BC won the Western Canadian Women's Championship putting up comfortable wins in both matches in the tournament . Edmonton were the runners up with hosts Calgary coming in third place. 


Sat, 07/02/2011

Women's Interprovincial and John Ross Roberston Final

Alberta and British Columbia registered big wins in the semi-final's of the John Ross Robertson Competition on Friday in Calgary.

At Inland Park, Crown Cricket Club (Alberta) put up a massive 394 runs led by an exciting century from Praveen Saroye. In reply, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Cricket Club) were all our for 130.

At Martindale Cricket Ground, Meraloma's scored 232 from their 50 overs before bowling out Manitoba (India XI) for 58.

Crown and Meraloma's meet Saturday for the John Ross Robertson Competition Championship at Inland Park starting at 10am.

Friday saw the first ever interprovincial women's game in Calgary's history held when BC took on Alberta at Riley Park. Alberta batted first and scored 77 which BC chased for the loss of 3 wickets. The young Alberta ladies were buoyed by a morning camp put on by BC based national team players and national team women's coach George Codrington.

The interprovincial continues on Saturday at Riley Park.