Provincial Members, Board of Directors, Players and supporters of Cricket Canada
Subject: Vimal Hardat, Amit Joshi and Sentill Selvamani
On behalf of Cricket Canada I wish to thank the outgoing members of Board of Directors of Cricket Canada for their service to the sport of Cricket in Canada. It takes commitment and personal sacrifices to put the name forward and share personal time and resources as volunteers.
Both Vimal and Amit have played pivotal roles to our continued existence as one united organisation. They contributed significantly and provided the much needed leadership in dealing with the organisational challenges since 2009. Had it not been for their unflinching support, Cricket Canada would have easily slipped into very un-pleasant organisational difficulties similar to what is present elsewhere in another organisation nearby.
Vimal Hardat has been a central figure who helped maintain continuity and establish financial stability of Cricket Canada. He provided the leadership to put Cricket Canada in a sound financial state. Cricket Canada is on sound footing to re-build and create opportunities for our players to be able to compete at the highest level.
Cricket Canada is blessed for having Sentill Selvamani join us as a board member and deal with strategic planning. The level of professionalism and sincerity brought forward was immensely appreciated by everyone who came into contact with him.
We seeks their continued support and participation in creating a “Vibrant Cricket Canada” Cricket Canada family wishes all of them well in their personal endeavours.
President Cricket Canada
On behalf of Board f Directors
The Cricket Canada election postponed for 60 days from March 20th was held as scheduled on May 19th, 2016. The positions contested were President, Vice President, Secretary and Director at Large (2). At the completion of the elections the results are as follows; Ranjit Saini - President, Rashpal Bajwa - Vice President, Zafar Khan - Secretary, Manzoor Chaudhary & Mohammed Shaikh - Directors at Large.
The rest of the BOD includes Charles - Pais Treasurer and Mike Sharma - Director at Large.
Cricket Canada is announcing the list of nominated candidates for the election to its BOD.
At the 2016 Cricket Canada AGM it was unanimously agreed by the directors to postpone the general elections that were to happen on Sunday March 20th; to be deferred for another 60 days. The decision was taken to maintain the transparency and communication in the election process to make it a seamless transition for all stakeholders. The elections will now take place on May 19, 2016.
The list of candidates include:
- Amit Joshi
- Praim Persaud
- Bilal Syed
- Ranjit Saini
- Rashpal Bajwa
- Bilal Syed
- Zafar Khan
- Bilal Syed
- Shah Zafar
- Ranjit Chaudhri
- Manzoor Chaudhary
- Melvin John
- Mohammed Shaikh
- Salman Nazeer
Cricket Canada family & friends were saddened to hear about loss of Johnny Bujan (former Team Canada Manager). Johnny was an integral part of Cricket Canada national tours, who kept the team together often going beyond his duties and will be remembered as a great team player.
Johnny worked tirelessly for Cricket in Toronto and was not only a passionate cricket fan, but was a good friend to all. With our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family....RIP Johnny.
After a resounding success of the Toronto Camp, Cricket Canada selectors will be on a trip to Vancouver and Winnipeg to review applicants from BC and Manitoba. Both camps will be held on the coming weekend to hold the 2nd phase of HP Talent Search camps.
All participants are required to arrive on time and be ready for the camp in proper indoor cricket prior to the start time of the camp. Refreshments and water will be provided.
Vancouver camp is scheduled to held at
The Ballyard of Sport Central
2611 Viscount Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2G8
Date: 29 April 2016 Time 6 PM to 9 PM
Phone: (778) 871-9218
The Winnipeg Camp will take place at:
Home Run Training Center
905 King Edward Street, Winnipeg
Saturday April 30, 3:30 - 6:30PM
Phone: (204) 783-6734
2nd Ontario Camp
A second Ontario camp is being scheduled to review applicants who may have missed the opportunity to register earlier. Please note that only CCO recommended or Former national player recommended applicants are eligible for the 2nd round. Please contact your respective, clubs, leagues and CCO for registrations. The date of the camp and venue will be announced next week.
HP Scouting Process:
The selectors are also scheduled to meet in Vancouver and discuss a formalised scouting system for future admissions to Cricket Canada HP Academy System. Cricket Canada intends to set standards for admission at various levels and appoint scouts nationwide to review and nominate players. More details to follow.
Cricket Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) concluded in Vancouver, BC over the weekend with all provincial delegates present in attendance. It was another successful and a very productive meeting with many fruitful discussions. Strategic decisions and key initiatives were taken to move Cricket in Canada forward.
It was unanimously agreed upon by directors to postpone the general elections that were to happen on Sunday March 20th; to be deferred for another 60 days. The decision was taken to maintain the transparency and communication in the election process to make it a seamless transition for all stakeholders. It was also decided unanimously that the existing board of directors will continue in their respective positions in the interim.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, we are looking forward to a successful year for Cricket in Canada in 2016. More updates on the elections to follow on our Website & Social media.
The Cricket Canada AGM will be held on March 19th and 20th at the Delta Vancouver Suites.
Delta Vancouver Suites
550 West Hastings Street
The positions up for election are as follows
Two (2) Directors-at-Large
A condensed version of the agenda is shown below.
Saturday March 19, 2016
Meeting A & B - Provincial Directors and Board of Directors 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Closed)
Meeting C - Provincial Directors and Board of Directors 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Closed)
Meeting D - Open meeting 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday March 20, 2016
Meeting E - Provincial Directors 12:00 - 12:30 pm (Closed)
Meeting F - Open meeting 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Cricket Canada is very excited to announce our Selection Committee panel.
Tajinder Dayal (TJ) as previously announced is Chair of Senior Selection committee and is now joined by former Canadian fast bowler Henry Osinde.
Osinde, after accepting the role which will mainly focus on ODI (50 Over) format, thanked Cricket Canada for the opportunity and said he is looking forward to work with the group to move cricket back to where Canada belongs.
Since its inception, T20 cricket has just taken over in Canada & rest of the World and its future growth is only inevitable. While our Senior team failed to qualify for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India, a lot of players get opportunities to play for private leagues (Masters League, CPL, IPL draft, BPL) all across the globe which makes it imperative to pick a selector who could focus on talent scouting in this ever evolving format. With that, we are thrilled to announce former Indian First class & Kings X1 Punjab IPL cricketer - Love Ablish.
Known for his death bowling...Love not only participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2008-12 with Kings X1 but also was the highest T20 wicket taker in Ranji Trophy from 2009 to 2010.
Phillip Navaratne has been retained in this panel as Secretary to High Performance (HP) & Selection committee and his main duties are liaison and coordination between players, selectors, director of the senior team and the office. Welcome back Phillip.
As the talent scouting to rebuild the Canadian National team begins....watch out for an exciting update from HP committee coming very soon!! Thanks for all the comments & likes in previous posts...our fans support just has been incredible!!
Cricket Canada wishes to invite the support and participation of accomplished cricket supporters to nominate players for the selection of Senior High Performance Squad. Our goal is to find committed and accomplished talent, who want to participate in the national team to improve Cricket Canada’s performance in domestic as well as international level.
Cricket Canada is taking steps towards investing in committed cricket talent by spending its high performance activities such as training by accomplished coaches, visits to HP academies and raising the level of domestic competitions by inviting foreign talent to play in domestic tournaments as well as by organising higher level tournaments.
We are looking for new players that are not known to us at this time and have never been part of past HP selections. Current and former players of the Cricket Canada Senior Men’s National team, Level II Coaches and Level III Umpires and the provincial cricket bodies are encouraged to nominate players for the selection camp to be held in the near future. Please ensure that you have player consent prior to nominating.
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce that for every successful nomination made by an individual, where the nominee is selected into the HP squad, Cricket Canada will provide $500.00 to the nominator for the introduction. Please note that the award is for the nominations of players that have not been part of the Cricket Canada HP player pool in the past. Players that don’t have access to any of the above should contact their league and/or provincial organisation for recommendation.
1. Name of the player:
2. Age and player
3. Player type (e.g.) opener LH batsman. Right Arm Off Spinner etc
4. Name of the league & Club
5. Number of years of Canadian Residency
6. Phone and email of the player
7. Reason’s for the nomination ( Accomplishments of the player)
Please forward the nomination by March 7th 2016 to:
Secretary HP Program & Selection