Tue, 07/26/2011


Cricket Canada is pleased to confirm the signing of Henry Osinde to a contract. After a short absence, Osidne returns as one of Canada's core contract players. 


The warhorse of Canada's pace bowling attack, Osinde first came to prominance playing for his native Uganda. After sitting out the required waiting period, Osinde made his ODI debut in 2006 against ZImbabwe. Since then he has become Canada's leading ODI wicket taker (currently tied with Sunil Dhaniram), and is third on the all time list of ODI's played for Canada. 


Despite leading an injury ridden bowling attack, Osinde produced a man of the match performance against Kenya at the 2011 Cricket World cup taking 4-26 in a winning cause

Tue, 07/26/2011

Corporate Canada Cricket Club (CCCC) is hosting its first of three annual Mayor's Cricket Festival in Ajax, Ontario on Saturday, July 30. 

The festival will have three corporate teams from BMO, CIBC, and Loblaw participating to win the coveted Ajax Mayor's Cricket Trophy. In partnership with Cricket Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (H&SF) and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), CCCC will donate funds raised to these two charities.Cricket is the fastest growing sport after soccer in the Greater Toronto Area and CCCC is pioneer in establishing Corporate Cricket in Canada and promoting junior cricket in partnership with Durham Cricket Academy and Qasra Sports. 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International (ODI) cricket and is the world's third largest (with only the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics exceeding it), being televised in over 200 countries to over 2.2 billion television viewers. Television rights, mainly for the 2011 and 2015 World Cup were sold for over US$1.1 billion, and sponsorship rights were sold for a further US$500 million. The International Cricket Council (ICC), which has its headquarters in Dubai, UAE, is the international governing body of cricket and it has 104 members: 10 Full Members that play official Test matches, 34 Associate Members, and 60 Affiliate Members; Canada is an Associate Member since 1968. 

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011 

Time: 09:00 a.m. (junior cricket games from Durham Cricket Academy) 

10:00 a.m. (greetings by CCCC, Mayor, CIBC, CCS, H&SF) 

11:00 a.m. (first corporate cricket game will be played between CIBC & Loblaw) 

05:00 p.m. (greetings by Joe-Dickson, MPP, Ajax-Pickering & Awards Ceremony) 

Highlights Face Painting 

3-In-1 INFLATABLE Jumping Castle 

Location: Ajax Cricket Club 

615 Monarch Ave, Ajax, Ontario 

Contact: Fasih Masood, (647) 822-0910 

Venky Jeyaraman, (416) 818-8140


Tue, 07/26/2011


The history making TDCA Women's league has reached midseason and the league delivered on all its promise in the first year. 

The ladies league is fiercely contested by four teams namely , Kaisoca Ladies, Toronto Ladies, Superstars and Ontario Cricket Academy on Saturdays and Sundays mornings in 25 over matches. 

A total of over 50 players are registered in this league. 

Kaisoca is still unbeaten in league play at 4-0 and finished first in the round robin competition with 24 points. Toronto Ladies finished second with 12 points while Superstars edged ahead of Ontario Academy. 

The Kaisoca All Star team in the senior division is a combination of the better players from all four teams that plays in the 4th.division. After 8 matches the team is winless but is showing great improvement. 

The Kaisoca Ladies CC also participated in the Toronto Mayor's Cup cricket tournament as well as The Grayson Shillingford Memorial T20 cricket tournament. 

It has certainly been a watershed year for women's cricket in Canada 

Mon, 07/25/2011


Fresh off a victory in the ICC America's T20 Championship,  Amabhir Jimmy Hansra has been tapped to lead Canada's senior men's team. Cricket Canada confirmed the announcement today in Toronto. Hansra joined the team in 2010 and quickly became an integral member of the side rising to prominence at the 2011 Cricket World Cup finishing second in Canada's run tally. 


Hansra succeeds Ashish Bagai who stepped aside from full time cricket after the Cricket World Cup.


Cricket Canada has also confirmed that they have come to an agreement with Hansra on a full time contract. 


" I am honoured to be chosen to lead the Cricket Canada Men's National Team.  I am aware, excited and focused on all the challenges that lie ahead and will work together with the Management team and the players to further establish cricket in Canada.   


I would like to thank Ashish Bagai for his contributions as a leader.  In a short term under his captaincy, I was impressed by his hard work and professionalism, and will try to continue to build from where he left off.  It is an honour to represent your country in any sport or cause, and I will try my best to keep that pride and hunger alive in the heart of every cricketer that puts on the Canadian colours.


I thank the organization once again for giving me this opportunity.  I will bring my passion, strong work ethic and professionalism into this side as a leader and use it to the best of my ability for the success of the organization." 


Cricket Canada has a busy month of August with visits from Afghanistan and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Sat, 07/23/2011

Canada made it a clean sweep at the ICC America's T20 Championships in Florida on Saturday brushing aside a spirited Suriname team. Showing no let down after defeating the USA in a big match on Friday, Canada ammassed a total of 138-4 led by a brilliant batting display by Khushroo Wadia (75*). Wadia and Parveen Saroye (35) put on 87 runs for the second wicket to set the stage for the match winning total. 
In reply, Suriname were never able to get going, Satsmaranjit Dhindsa (2-8) set them back and a chase never really materialized. Suriname ended the match on 77-7 in 20 overs. 
Canada were by far the class of the tournament and while not much was known about the young squad that went to the tournament, the depth of talent right across the country was showcased this week in Florida. 

Sat, 07/23/2011


It is with deep regret that Cricket Canada announces the passing away of PANDIT BASDEO MAHARAJ. Mr. Maharaj was the former president of Maple Leaf Cricket Club from 2008-2011

Funeral Arrangements are as follows 

Viewing will be held between 2-6pm on Sun, July 24th 

Benisasia Funeral Home 
1357 Queen St W 
Toronto, ON M6K 1M1 
Ph# (416) 645-1026 
The Funeral will be held on Monday July 25th, at 8AM. 

Mr. Maharaj was a fixture in the cricket community for many years and he will certainly be missed. Cricket Canada expresses its deepest sympathies to Mr. Mahraj's friends and family. 

Sat, 07/23/2011

CCO is proud to announce TDCA as the Inaugural CCO T20 Champions. The one day 3 round event took place today at Ross Lord Park in Toronto.

Thu, 07/21/2011


Cricket Canada is sadden to announce the passing this week of four members of the community in Canada. 

Former BC and Canadian youth player Mike Pearson and former BC player Eliss Jorssen both passed away in Vancouver this week. 

In Ontario, former president of Maple Leaf Cricket Club Basdeo Maharaj passed his way. Maharaj's funeral will be held in Toronto on Friday. 

In Montreal, Masood Khan, former QCF player, passed away on Wednesday. 

Cricket Canada expresses condolences to the families of all the deceased. 

Thu, 07/21/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to support another major grassroots event in the city, by being part of the first annual Ajax Mayor's cricket festival on July 30th.

The event will include coaching clinics, corporate matches and a Cricket Canada KIDS demonstration.

The event is organized by the Corporate Cricket Club of Canada and hosted by CIBC. Other festivals will follow in Brampton and Mississagua later in the summer.

Tournament Flyer

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.