Sun, 02/09/2014

Canada lost by 5 wickets in a low scoring match against the Kiwi's in their first warm-up match

 

MATCH CENTRE

Thu, 02/06/2014

Canada has departed for the 2014 under 19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai. The team led by Nitish Kumar will play in Group D with Zimbabwe, South Africa and West Indies. Canada beat Zimbabwe in their last appearance in the u19 World Cup on the way to their best ever finish at the tournament.

Nitish Kumar – Captain (Ontario)

Arman Kapoor – Vice Captain (Ontario)

 

Sudeepta Aurka (Alberta)

Nikhil Dutta (Ontario)

Amanpal Gillar (British Columbia)

Stephan Joseph (Ontario)

Anikit Joshi (Ontario)

Abraash Khan (Ontario)

Farhan Malik (Alberta)

Trevor Manoosingh (Manitoba)

Stephan Rajasingham (Ontario)

Yug Rao (Ontario)

Vasu Shah (Manitoba)

Talha Sheikh (Ontario)

Keenen Tinto (Ontario)

 

Ingleton Liburd - Head Coach

Sanjay Thuriasingam - Assistant Coach

Scott Stranger - Physiotherapy

Keith Deonaraine - Match Analyst

Wijay Senithirajah - Manager

 

Cricket Canada Vice President Amit Joshi was pleased with the team's preparation and wished them well as they left.

"U19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai is a wonderful opportunity for our promising young players ,who are best in Canada ,to compete against the top cricketing countries in the World. We are lucky to have such vast talent within the country but the credit must go to these players, parents, and their coaches for all the efforts and practice that the players have gone through

Our junior program development initiatives included a summer camp, NCL participation and Canada Cup in the last two years and these events have been a huge bonus especially helping national selectors pick the best players from all over Canada. We have been also successful in finding ways to expose a good portion of these junior players to top level competition in other countries where cricket is played year around. Two players who were part of the senior team have just returned from New Zealand and we are positive that experience has helped them gain momentum and perform at the top level."

 

 

Wed, 02/05/2014

Niagara based Computan has reaffirmed their continuing support of Canadian cricket by stepping forward and adopting a player as part of the Adopt-a- Player program for Canada's U19 team. The program sees Canadian companies support the U19 team by sponsoring a player in the tournament.

Computan has selected Nikhil Dutta as their sponsored player for the tour.

Cricket Canada thanks Tan Qureshi and his team for their ongoing support.

Mon, 02/03/2014

Winnipeg's Vasu Shah has been added to Canada's u19 World Cup squad replacing British Columbia's Gurk Dhillon. Dhillon suffered a back injury and is unable to travel to UAE. Shah was Canada's u18 wicket keeper in the World Cup Qualiifier held in Toronto in 2013.

Mon, 01/20/2014

Canada and Nepal clash at the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

 

SCORECARD

Thu, 01/16/2014

Canada looks for a measure of revenge after a shock loss 2 months ago in Dubai. Hong Kong proved their mettle qualifying for the World Twenty20, it promises to be a thrilling contest in New Zealand.

SCORECARD

Tue, 01/14/2014

AE captain Khurram Khan put in a solid performance with bat and ball to ensure his side maintained their undefeated record in New Zealand as they recorded a comfortable 80-run win over Canada in Rangiora. UAE posted an imposing 286 for 6 after winning the toss and batting first in an innings highlighted by a 130-run second wicket partnership between Khurram (88) and Amjad Ali (91). Khurram was eventually run out with six overs remaining while Ali was bowled by Khurram Chohan, who finished with Canada's best figures on the day taking 3 for 65, but the rest of the Canadian attack lacked penetration.

In reply, Canada's top order was wiped out inside of five overs to leave them struggling at 9 for 3 before captain Jimmy Hansra partnered with Raza-ur-Rehman to resuscitate the innings with an 89-run partnership for the fourth wicket. However, UAE's bowling unit managed to keep the run rate down and Khurram eventually broke the stand by dismissing Rehman at the start of the 30th over for 43. With the required run rate getting out of hand and victory unlikely, Canada focused on batting out all 50 overs. Hansra finished on 100 not out off 119 balls as Canada ended on 206 for 6. Khurram was named Man of the Match after finishing with 2 for 35 in nine overs to go along with his first innings half-century.

SCORECARD

 

Mon, 01/06/2014

Nitish Kumar has been tapped to lead Canada into the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in UAE. The Tournament which runs through February will be Canada's fourth visit to the tournament having previously played in 2002, 2004, and 2010. Future Canadian internationals Ashish Bagai, Umar Bhatti, Karun Jethi, Trevin Bastiampillai, Shaheed Keshvani, Durand Soraine, Bilal Qazi, Hiral Patel, Parth Desai, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Hamza Tariq, Nitish Kumar, Usman Limbada and Rustam Bhatti all have played in this tournament. 

This year's squad feature's two players participating in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand, as Nikhil Dutta joins Nitish Kumar on both the senior and juinior squads. 

The team is coached by former Canadian captain and one of the all time greats, Ingleton Liburd. 

Nitish Kumar – Captain (Ontario)
 
Arman Kapoor – Vice Captain (Ontario)
Sudeepta Aurka (Alberta)
Gurkaran Dhillon (British Columbia)
Nikhil Dutta (Ontario)
Amanpal Gillar (British Columbia)
Stephan Joseph (Ontario)
Anikit Joshi (Ontario)
Abraash Khan (Ontario)
Farhan Malik (Alberta)
Trevor Manoosingh (Manitoba)
Stephan Rajasingham (Ontario)
Yug Rao (Ontario)
Talha Sheikh (Ontario)
Keenen Tinto (Ontario)
 
Reserves
 
Jogpal Dilgir (British Columbia)
Vidura Ratnayke (Ontario)
Vasu Shah (Manitoba)
 
Head Coach – Ingleton Liburd

 

Sun, 12/22/2013

Jimmy Hansra has been named captain of Canada's national men's team ahead of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. Hansra takes over from Ashish Bagai who announced his retirement last week.

Hansra previously captained Canada following the 2011 Cricket World Cup as well as in first class matches this year.

The Abbotsford, BC native stormed onto the international scene as Canada's second leading scorer in the 2011 World Cup and has been amongst Canada's top players since.

Said Hansra on the appointment

"It is always an honour representing your Country in any sport or field and I am humbled to be able to given this opportunity.  There is no doubt that our performances have been below par for the last couple years, but as professionals we must take that challenge and believe that things can be changed around for good.  You are only as good as your next performance and I am confident that is group is hungry and ready for New Zealand.  I urge everyone to put all the differences aside and together as a nation, together as a team, lets go out there to fight for our respect and future."

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy congratulated Hansra on his appointment

"Its always a pleasure to have a person of Jimmy's calibre part of our organization. We are excited and proud to have him lead our side to New Zealand and we wish them the best of luck."

Sat, 12/21/2013

The man often regarded as the greatest Canadian cricketer of all time has called it a day. Ashish Bagai announced his retirement Saturday. The product of a Toronto District cricket Association and Toronto Cricket Academy rose through the ranks of Canada's youth system playing both u15 and u19 before joining the Canadian team at the young age of 17.

He displayed his prowess as a glove man for Canada at the 2003 cricket World Cup where he drew praise from many corners. Following a short hiatus to attend university Bagai returned this time as one of Canada's top players leading towards the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
With the team struggling in 2009, Bagai returned to captain Canada at the 2009 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Often regarded as the best side Canada has ever put together, he led his charges to a second place finish and a spot in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. With a World Cup in his ancestral home on the horizon, Bagain left his career in Europe to rejoin Canada, this time as its first ever centrally contracted player. His return lasted until the end of 2011 Cricket World Cup where he went to pursue an education in the United States.

After some short stints working in television and completing his MBA, in May of 2013, Bagai returned for a 7 month period culminating with Canada's unsuccessful attempt to gain a berth in the 2014 World Twenty20.

Bagai had mixed emotions on the retirement, in a statement saying

"It's been 15 years since I first played for Canada and I think it's time for me to finally move on. It has been an absolute privilege and honour to represent Canada for such a long time and a responsibility I took very seriously.
 
First, I would like to thank my family for their continuous support and encouragement over the past 15 years.  My parents, Vijay and Rita, my brother Akshay and my wife Monika have always believed in me and helped me through tough times.  I would also like to thank my friends for being beside me throughout my time playing cricket. I would like to say a special thank you to Mr. Brian Hale who was the reason why started playing cricket in Canada and who shaped my entire game at a young age at the Toronto Cricket Academy. Finally, everyone who was a part of Cricket Canada since 1998 including the board, coaches and all the players that I have had the pleasure of playing with.
 
I feel gutted to be leaving the game when Canadian Cricket is going through a tough time but I believe that the young players that have been around for a while now will start stepping up in the coming years. There are some really talented young cricketers in Canada that need some proper guidance to be able to compete at the international level.  The future of the game in Canada is really in their hands.  The opportunity of making something for themselves is definitely there but it is up to them to show to the world how bad they want it.  I will be following them with great interest.""

Cricket Canada's president Ravin Moorthy, who signed Bagai to his central contract in 2009 was grateful for Ashish's contribution to the game.

"There is no doubt that Ashish is a very special player. To consistently play at the high level he did without the benefit of a first-class cricketing structure around him is nothing short of amazing. He was one of the greatest players to play the Associate game and his presence will be missed not only by Canadian cricket but by many around the world. He consistently drove us to expect more on and off the field and set a fine example for those around him as to what it means to be a Canadian cricketer.

We wish Ashish and Monika the best as they start their new lives together and are looking forward to continuing to work with Ashish off the field to grow and move Canadian cricket forward. "

Bagai leaves as Canada's highest run getter in ODI's with 1964 runs at 37.76. He was part of Canada's squad that defeated Bangladesh in Durban at the 2003 Cricket World Cup