Mon, 09/30/2013

Cricket Canada (CC), is seeking energetic individuals or organizations capable of identifying and developing commercial opportunities and partnerships to assist in the development of cricket in Canada.  CC is the governing body for Cricket in Canada.

Cricket Canada is seeking a dedicated resources individual or group focused on identifying commercial opportunities and securing much needed financial resources. The successful applicant(s) will research, identify and procure new relationships with corporate partners and government agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CC  senior management to establish a commercial strategy;
  • Research Government (Federal, Provincial and Local) grants that CC may be eligible to apply for;
  • With the support of CC, prepare grant applications and submit them on behalf of CC;
  • Prepare materials and distribute these to attract and secure benefactors and benevolent Foundations;
  • Assist in an analysis of  inventory of prospective commercial assets, creating commercial programs that are attractive to commercial supporters;
  • Research and identify key commercial segments that align with the objectives and assets of CC;
  • Develop commercial programs and sponsorship proposals aimed at securing corporate sponsors of cricket;
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with prospective corporate sponsors and government agencies;
  • Proactively create, build and enhance relationships with partners, ensuring their long term sustainability;
  • Deliver tangible commercial results within agreed target times;
  • Assist in the management of all sponsors and grant contracts, preparing for sponsor servicing ‘hand over’ to CC at the conclusion of the transaction.

 

RFP Requirements:

Submission of a proposal that covers the following:

  • Demonstration of experience in obtaining sponsorship
  • A short overview listing the planned approach
  • Examples of previous campaigns, preferably with copies of material
  • A listing of professional references
  • Expectations regarding retainer

 

Other requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary business degree
  • Significant sales experience in a sporting environment
  • Significant experience and proven track record in constructing sponsorship proposals and marketing materials
  • Advanced negotiating skills with potential benevolent Foundations, benefactors, sponsors and official suppliers
  • Proven success in identifying, establishing and building strong business partnerships
  • Experience and success in identifying and preparing government funding grant applications
  • Experience and involvement working in commercial transactions with benefactors and benevolent Foundations
  • Skills and experience in commercial strategic planning
  • Persuasive presentation skills
  • A self-starter, with a professional, determined and persistent approach

 

Nature of the Role:

Consultancy Agreement with retainer and commission to be negotiated; remuneration offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your proposal and cover letter to doughannum@cricketcanada.org

This role is all about commercial results and consistent successful negotiations for the benefit of cricket development in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those deemed qualified will be contacted.

 

Applications close 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday October 11th, 2013.  

Wed, 09/25/2013

Cricket Canada (CC) is seeking to employ Community Coaches to work in its exciting CC Kids Program.

CC is the governing body for cricket in Canada, its head office is in Toronto and it is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council as part of cricket’s global development programme.

The role of Community Coach is to sustainably grow participation in the Greater Toronto Area, in cooperation with the Cricket Council of Ontario, with a particular focus on developing the game in primary schools and transitioning these children into regular junior cricketers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting primary schools to be a part of CC Kids Programs
  • Planning and delivering quality programs within schools
  • Delivering introduction to cricket coach education courses for teachers, parents and volunteers
  • Promoting, recruiting and coordinating CC Kids Ten10 regional weeknight competitions
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships to influence the sustained growth of cricket through work with schools, facilities providers, parents, volunteers and other cricket stakeholders
    • Completing weekly reports to the Participation Project Manager which detail schools visited, competitions run, teachers trained and participant numbers
    • Provide strategic feedback on the delivery aspect of the program and any improvement areas

Requirements for a successful candidate include:

  • Understanding of Canadian schools and cricket environment
  • Level 1 Cricket Coaching Accreditation preferable
    • Current Police Record Check
    • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present to groups and influence change
  • Strong administration skills and proficiency with Microsoft word, excel and outlook programs
    • Experience with delivering cricket programs to children, teachers and volunteers
  • Experience organizing tournaments and events
  • Passionate, energetic, self driven and results-oriented

Conditions of employment:

  • Community Coaches will be Toronto based and casually employed and must be available to work both during school hours and after school hours.

 

A Position Description may be requested by emailing hr@cricketcanada.org.  If you meet the requirements and feel you can thrive in this role, please email a cover letter outlining what you believe to be the four most critical elements to delivering a successful cricket program for children aged 6 – 13 years and your resume to hr@cricketcanada.org by 5pm on Friday 11th October.

Thu, 08/29/2013

A tour which was dominated by Canada most of the way came to a screeching halt as a bad pitch undid Canada on Thursday. Losing a toss that had to be won, Canada's batsmen were hung out losing the first 6 wickets for 16 runs. Only Damodar Daesarath (29) managed to show any kind of gumption to bat through challenging conditions as Timm van der Gugten (5-24) and Peter Seelar (4-15) did Canada in.

SCORECARD

Tue, 08/27/2013

A spirited performance by Canada was ruined by wet outfield at MLCC on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after a reserve day was brought into play, the field conditions were determined to be unplayable by match officials.

MATCH 1 

Winning the toss and bowling first in a 28 over rain reduced match, Canada's paceman struck early led by Jeremy Gordon, continuing his fine form from the summer. Gordon finished with 3-26 but it was debutant Kenneth Kamyuka who picked up four wickets, including one with his first ball in ODI cricket that did the damage. Netherlands were reeling at 62-6 but Ben Cooper led a steady rearguard that added crucial runs taking the total to 143. 

In reply, in form Ruvindu Gunaskera fell early but Hiral Patel and Nitish Kumar took the score to 61-1 off 10 overs before rain intervened. Canada will stat the day on Wednesday needing 82 runs in 18 overs with  9 wickets in hand. 

FOLLOW LIVE ON CRICHQ

Tue, 08/20/2013

Canada's most storied cricketer Ashish Bagai has been named captain of the senior men's side for all formats of the game. Bagai had previous been named by the selectors as captain for the WCL ODI matches against Netherlands. 

The appointment, takes effect immediately and will run through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers through to the end of January. 

Mon, 08/19/2013

Canada's senior men's team has been fined for slow over rate during the ICUP match between Canada and UAE. The match which ultimately ended in a draw saw Canada fail to meet the minimum over requirement by 2 overs. The penalty, accepted by Canada, is in accordance with Appendix 3 of hte ICC Code of Conduct.

As captain of the team in the match, Jimmy Hansra was written up by the ICC Match Referee David Jukes. As it was an Intercontinental Cup match, Hansra was not fined but could be suspended should this occur again within 12 months in a match he is captaining for Canada.

Sun, 08/18/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming final round  fixtures of the WCL Championship against Netherlands to be played at Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON from August 22nd - 25th, 2013:

Ashish Bagai - Captain
 
Ashish Bagai returns to captain the side after a 2 year absence from the post. His return along with the introduction of Kenneth Kamyuka are the major changes in the squad after a dissapointing home series of the UAE.
 
 
Coach: Gus Logie
Manager: Johnny Bujan
S&C/Athletic Therapist: Scott Stanger
Performance Analyst: Keith Deonaraine
 
 
Wed, 08/14/2013
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming ICUP fixutre with Netherlands to be played at Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON from August 22nd - 25th, 2013:
 
Jimmy Hansra - Captain
Hiral Patel – Vice captain
 
Coach: Gus Logie
Manager: Johnny Bujan
S&C/Athletic Therapist: Scott Stanger
Performance Analyst: Keith Deonaraine
 
Canadian coach Gus Logie offered the following comments ahead fo the ICUP series:
 
"We look forward to the ICUP series against the Netherlands with a renewed sense of anticipation and expectation, following our below par showing against the UAE in the just concluded ODI and T20 series.
 
We are all disappointed that despite the hard work, great build up and support from the cricket loving public, we were unable to deliver the wins which we all deserved.
 
The work continues in an effort to improve every aspect of our game, especially in the area of mental toughness. Our opponent will no doubt pose as tough a challenge as will be expected and we will need to be extremely focused and strong in mind." - Gus Logie
 
Tue, 08/13/2013

International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas is seeking to employ the services of a person to work in an exciting role with its 16 member countries to build a ‘bigger, better global game’ across North and South America.

The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Its Development Programme has specific strategic objectives aimed at the sustainable development and strengthening of the sport globally. The Americas regional office is based in Toronto, Canada and has a team of five that support the development of the game in 16 Associate and Affiliate members (AMs) in the region – Canada, USA, Bermuda, Suriname, Argentina, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Falkland Islands, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Turks & Caicos Islands.

The Regional Development Officer will work collaboratively with ICC Americas AMs with a specific focus on sustainable participation growth across the region and improving member governance and administration.

Key Responsibilities:

Providing expertise in the principles, strategies, planning and management of participation growth programmes.

Guidance in the implementation of development pathways/structures from junior involvement to junior playing.

Strategic assistance in the identification of the needs for, and sustainable delivery of, coach, umpire, scorer and administrator education systems

Developing local partnerships to ensure the sustainability and delivery of coach and umpire education of programmes.

Requirements for a successful candidate include:

Understanding of best practice sport development principles and ‘Sport for Development’

 Understanding of good governance principles

 Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to present to groups and influence change

 Strong experience and involvement with:

o Participation pathways at entry-level, junior, youth, adult and female levels

o High performance pathways and programs

o Education systems, e.g. coach, official and volunteer education.

Conditions of employment:

As part of the role some international and domestic travel will be required

 Remuneration offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences

If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements to ben.kavenagh@iccamericas.ca by 5pm Friday August 30.

Sat, 08/10/2013

United Arab Emirates kept their unbeaten record on their tour to Canada intact, defeating the hosts by 72 runs in the first Twenty20 in Toronto.

Choosing to bat, UAE piled up 157 for 7, a total built around opener Mohammad Azam's 51-ball 70. Azam and Abdul Shakoor gave UAE a strong start, sharing a stand of 42. However, regular wickets in the latter half of the innings weakened UAE's chances of posting a bigger score. Swapnil Patil and Shaiman Anwar, who had been in good form coming into the match, fell for 11 and 13. UAE had another setback when Azam and Amjad Javed were out in consecutive deliveries to pacer Harvir Baidwan in the 17th over. Azam's 70 included nine fours and one six. Nasir Aziz and Ahmed Raza hit some quick runs towards the end to take the score past 150.

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