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CRICKET CANADA PARTS WAYS WITH HEAD COACH

LOGIE'S TENURE ENDS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
CC STAFF
December 2, 2013

Cricket Canada has parted ways with its Senior Men's team coach Gus Logie.

Logie had coached the team since mid 2012 succeeding Michael Dighton.
During his tenure the senior men's team failed to gain traction and finished the year a dissapointing 13th place at the World Twenty20 qualifier in UAE, 7 spots out of a qualification spot.

CEO Doug Hannum made the announcement to the staff and team on Monday before making a statement.

"this is obviously a challenging time for the organization but this decision is made with a view to prepare and send the best team to the World Cup Qualifier in January. Unfortunately you cannot change 15 players at once and something had to give...it's up to the playing group to pick themselves up give a good account of themselves in New Zealand."

Canada is chasing one of two spots available at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Also at stake in New Zealand are ODI status and a place in the ICC High Performance Program.

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy thanked Logie for contributions.

"We would like to thank Gus for all that he did while he was with us. His efforts in 2003 in South Africa are part of Canada's sporting history and his hardwork and dedication to his craft are unparalleled. It's unfortunate that his tenure had to end after the dissapointing tour of UAE but unfortunately this is a results driven business and the results just weren't there."

Logie's replacement is expected to be named shortly.