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.
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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. 
 

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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.

Fri, 07/01/2011

Canada turns 144 today and Canada's oldest sport has much on the go as Cricket Canada presents two major events this weekend.

In Calgary, four teams headline the field at the annual John Ross Robertson Competition. The tournament which features the top clubs from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in a two day knock our competition.

Also in Calgary, Women's cricket takes centre stage as British Columbia visits Alberta for an interprovincial clash between the provinces.
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Wed, 06/29/2011

The ICC's decision to slash minnows' representation at the next two World Twenty20 tournaments has sparked outrage among Associate and Affiliate nations, who - after a heated and emotional meeting on Wednesday - have decided to lodge a formal protest at Thursday's full council. The logic of the ICC's decision is further undermined by the fact that the qualification process for the World Twenty20 is already underway - but will now be for just two spots instead of six.

The ICC has given an indication that cost and overall structure were key factors in making this decision.
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Tue, 06/28/2011

The International Cricket Council has reversed its decision to exclude associates from the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The format and timing of the qualification tournament is still to be decided but it is expected that it will follow the format used in 2009 where Canada finished second in South Africa. The decision ensures that Canada will have a chance to qualify for what would be their fifth cricket world cup and fourth in succession. Canada previously played in 1979, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

The ICC has also decided to return the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2014 to the format used in 2010 which includes 12 teams of which 2 will be associates.
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Mon, 06/27/2011

The ICC Intercontinental Cup match due to start between Ireland and Namibia in Belfast tomorrow will not go ahead as planned.

Cricket Namibia failed to arrive in time to play the match citing difficulties in securing UK travel visas for its squad members. It is still hoped that the two 50-over international matches will go ahead as planned provided the Namibia team arrives in time for those fixtures.

As previously stated, while the ICC offers assistance where it can, it is the responsibility of each team's home board to arrange its own visas in advance of any tour.

Following due consideration and consultation, the ICC has given the two participating home boards the opportunity to propose an amicable agreement as to how best to deal with the I Cup fixture and any other relevant matters.

Mon, 06/27/2011

The Decision Review System may have grabbed all attention in the first half of the ICC's annual conference in Hong Kong, but June 28 will belong to the little guys: the ICC's Executive Board will revisit its widely condemned decision to shut the doors for the 2015 World Cup on the Associate nations. On Monday, the Chief Executives' Committee recommended to the Board a qualification tournament for 2015, without specifying the number of slots open to the Associates.
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