Thu, 06/19/2014

Cricket Canada U17 Canada Cup

By Staff

Cricket Canada U17 Canada Cup will take place from June 30th – July 4th, 2014 with matches to be played at Centennial Park Cricket Grounds in Etobicoke. The U17 tournament replaces the previous U18 Canada Cup.  The tournament will see teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Quebec & Ontario (two teams Ontario “Greens” & Ontario “Reds”).

The National U17 limited overs (50 overs) matches are expected to be highly competitive as the top players from each Province compete to be crowned champions. The Cricket Council of Ontario is proud to be this year’s host and encourage cricket fans to come out and support the young cricketers.  

Cricket Canada General Manager Ingleton Liburd said, “This tournament brings together the best U17 cricketers in the country and is the start of Canada’s campaign to qualify for the next ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in 2016”.

The schedule of matches is as follows:








Ontario " Reds"


June 30-14

British Columbia





Ontario " Greens"


British Columbia





Ontario " Reds"








Ontario " Reds"


Ontario " Greens"





Ontario " Greens"





British Columbia





Ontario " Greens"



Ontario " Reds"


British Columbia


Match Times:

Session 1         10:30 am – 2:00 pm                              

Lunch                2:00 pm – 2:30 pm                                         

Session 2           2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thu, 06/19/2014



We are happy to inform that Mr. Dinesh Nanavati (popularly known as Nana among the cricketing fraternity) - Ex. Batting Consultant - National Cricket Academy of BCCI is in Toronto on a personal visit and we have requested him to join and conduct a batting clinic on Monday-June 23rd for the National team players (and a few promising youngsters) at Sorkkam.

Here is a brief resume for Mr. Nanavati;

- Level 'C' cricket coach certified by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), course conducted by Cricket Australia.

- Worked as Head Batting Coach at BCCI's National Cricket Academy (NCA) at Bangalore for the past four years.

- Worked with most of the Indian cricket teams' batsmen at NCA viz. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and many other international and first class players.

- Working as Teaching Faculty (Batting) for level 'A', 'B' & 'C' courses for cricket coaches under the aegis of BCCI.

- Played first class cricket in India (Ranji and Duleep Trophies) for 10 years.

Cricket Canada would like to thank Nana in advance and we are positive our players will learn from his invaluable experience.

Wed, 06/11/2014

Western Canada T20 Tournament

The Western T20 tournament will take place June 14th & 15th at the Victoria Park Cricket Ground in Edmonton, Alberta. The two day tournament played on Turf wicket will be contested by provincial teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan. Cricket Canada Director Mike Sharma said “The weekend is shaping up to be quite exciting and he is looking forward to some excellent cricket as the best talent from the Western Provinces will be on display”.

The Schedule of matches is as follows:

June 14


10:00 AM

Alberta VS Manitoba




BC VS Manitoba

June 15


9:30 AM

SaskVS Manitoba

1:00 PM

BCVS Alberta

4:30 PM

Alberta VS Sask


Fri, 05/16/2014


Cricket Canada (CC) is the body responsible for the administration and control of cricket in Canada.  An Associate member of the International Cricket Council ("ICC"), Canada is currently ranked 20th.

CC requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced coach to provide coaching services in respect of the national men’s team in preparation of the forthcoming events namely, ICC Americas T20 Division 1, and ICC World Cricket League Division 2; both to take place in the first quarter of 2015. 


Key Selection Criteria:

·         Have a proven track record of on-field personal success especially with development teams.

·         Display an in-depth knowledge of the game.

·         Possess leadership qualities, to be able to lead by example and set strong training standards.

·         Minimum of Level 3 coaching certificate or its equivalent complemented with 5 years minimum proven coaching experience.

·         Have experience in assisting in the development of younger players.

·         Excellent communication and people management skills.

·         Proven ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals from varied backgrounds.

·         Strong planning, organizing and executing skills.

·         A comprehensive working knowledge of current cricket coaching techniques.

·         Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite) and coaching software (Silicon Coach, Dart fish, Cricstat etc.).

·         Highly motivated and driven to achieve team success and maintain strong team culture.

·         Experience with a Test playing nation or first-class system would be an advantage.



·         Responsible for coaching, including planning, developing and executing the men's team training program consistent with the objectives established by CC.

·         Prepare the team training and competition plans.

·         Develop a coaching structure to support junior teams.

·         Coaching, monitoring of daily training environment.

·         Support and evaluate players selected for National Team Projects.

·         Evaluate Players performances and attainment of team/individual goals

·         Direct the assistant coaches in their roles within the National program.

·         Prepare regular written reports to the General Manager.

·         Act as mentor coach for other development coaches.


Duration of Contract

The Contract will run for nine (9) months - 1st July 2014 to 31st March 2015.


Remuneration and terms on the contract are negotiable based on experience and what you will bring to the role and CC.  The position reports to the General Manager of CC.  Interested candidates are to send their applications and Curriculum Vitae not later than Friday 13th June 2014 to:

Ingleton Liburd

General Manager

Cricket Canada

+1 416 426 7209

Wed, 04/30/2014

Call for Junior National Selection Panel Applications

Be part of the winning team at Cricket Canada. Cricket Canada is looking for applicants to join the Junior National Selection Group.  Persons who have previously applied need not reapply. (Closing Date: May 14th, 2014)

Youth Selection Panel (4 positions)

Roles and Responsibilities are indicated below..

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

·         a good communicator who is not under suspension or investigation by his/her provincial cricket organization or any other body

·         team conscious rather than one who sees only provincial or regional needs

·         demonstrates an ability through past experiences to recognize talent

·         demonstrates ability through past experiences to achieve objectives through planning and foresight

·         should be constructive and objective

·         has experience working in environments where confidentiality is required

·         experienced selector at a minimum provincial level

·         has played cricket at a first-class or national level and can demonstrate proof of this experience

·         shall not hold another position within Cricket Canada which shall include any member of the Board of Directors

·         ability to travel domestically as well as overseas, if required

·         must be over 18 years of age and legally permitted to work in Canada    

·         must agree to provide a police or other third-party background check should application be successful

Positions are volunteer, however, Cricket Canada will reimburse all reasonable expenses, with prior approval, relating to this position. We would like to thank you for your interest but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV via email to: or via mail to: 3 Concorde Gate, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N7

HR Manager
Cricket Canada

Fri, 04/11/2014

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Cricket Canada was held on Saturday, April 4th, 2013 at the Sport Alliance Building in Toronto, Ontario.

The meeting considered several matters including reports from its existing directors, provincial directors as well as the financial report of the organization.  

Following the conclusion of the matters, the meeting proceeded to elect new President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Three Directors at large to administer the affairs of Cricket Canada for the next two (2) years.

The following are the results of the Election of Officers:

President: Vimal Hardat                       

Vice President: Amit Joshi

Secretary – Zafar Khan

Treasurer – Charles Pais

Directors at Large – Senthil Selvamani, Hargulshan (Mike) Sharma, Mukesh Narula

Meanwhile, the current executives and board of directors thanked Mr. Moorthy for his contributions to Cricket Canada over past 7 years and wished him well in his future endeavors.

The newly elected President Vimal Hardat thanked everyone for their overwhelming support. He also paid homage to his predecessor Mr. Moorthy and to Mr Calvin Clarke for his long service of over 25 yrs on the Board.

Mr. Hardat said that he believes in collective leadership and that his new Board will be one of inclusion. He will bestow confidence in his newly appointed Executive by delegating authority and ownership. He further stressed the need for proper planning and to continue putting efforts into domestic and grass root development of the Sport. As the organisation is going through major financial deficits, his top priority is to bring financial stability to Cricket Canada.

Vice President Amit Joshi who has been with involved with Cricket Canada for the past two years as a third VP was excited to be part of this new regime again and hopes to assist in bringing financial stability along with some fresh ideas to re-energize the organisation. 

While acknowledging that the job ahead will be tough, Mr. Hardat also lamented the need to work together & attract sponsorship in order to allow Cricket Canada to have the ability to stage its various programs throughout the country.

General Manager, Ingleton Liburd said he looks forward to working with the new Board to get Canadian cricket back towards the top of the Associate world where it belongs.

Sat, 04/05/2014

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy makes his final report to the AGM. After 7 years at  Cricket Canada, the past 2 at the helm, Moorthy is moving on.

In his final remarks, Moorthy thanked all the volunteers, staff and board members that he had served with as well as the members of the public that have supported the organization over the past several years as well as singling out the contributions of a few dedicated people who have served the organization with distinction. He also wished all the best to the incoming president and his new board.

Moorthy highlighted the progress that had been made off the field, especially over the past two years, that have resulted in a dramatic change in fortunes as Cricket Canada truly became a functioning corporation and turned the page on some missteps with its major stakeholders.

updated - 4/5/14

Moorthy thanked his colleagues for their support over the past 7 years saying

"While we certainly have had some challenges, we have had a lot of success as well. Moving Cricket Canada forward was first about steering a big ship around which we were able to do. I am happy we were able to give it a push forward as well and now look forward to enjoying watching as a fan and a supporter as to where things go from here."

Former Captain Ashish Bagai spoke about the time Moorthy spent at the organization

"Ravin has been instrumental in moving this organization forward over the last decade and his committment and leadership will definitely be missed around the country.  His passion for the sport and for moving Canada forward was inspirational to see and helped drive all of us at Cricket Canada.  In a country where you have to really believe in the cause and love the game of cricket due to the lack of financial or other benefits, Ravin stood out as one that always looked to give more than he expected back from the game. I thank him for his years of service and wish him and his family all the best in the years ahead."



Wed, 04/02/2014

Cricket Canada is please to provide its 2014 Annual Report.

The report captures the highs...and lows of the 2013 Calendar year and sets the stage for some exciting developments in 2014.


Tue, 04/01/2014

Cricket Canada announces today the departure of Chief Executive Doug Hannum.  Mr. Hannum elected not to seek a contract extension with the organization at the end of his contract

After joining the organization in 2012, Mr. Hannum was part of the leadership team that led a dramatic turnaround of the organization off the field.

We are pleased to advise that Mr. Hannum has agreed to stay on as a consultant to the organization.

Mon, 03/31/2014

I am very pleased to present, on behalf Cricket Canada’s board of directors, a strategic update for 2013.

The following represents the collective knowledge of ‘Cricket in Canada’ as through a two-year process, we have gathered input from all of our key stakeholders including the ICC, Sport Canada, players, administrators and most importantly our fans.  In our update we have shown that 2013 was a year of progress for Canadian cricket despite challenges on the field.

We must be honest with our progress and to that end we did not do well on the field. We did not make strides in getting onto the ODI table or into either World Cup but we do have an opportunity to move forward by getting back into the Intercontinental Cup at World Cricket League Division 2 in January. 

Despite those challenges we did make some measureable progress in High Performance. We removedthe elected officials from cricket operations by forming a high performance committee to direct strategy and after years of trying, finally reform the selection committee so that the people selecting our teams have the experience of playing at the level they are selecting for. 

Cultivating a meaningful relationship with Trinidad and Tobago meant opportunities for our team to play one of the top Twenty20 sides in the world as well as improve our National Cricket League with foreign internationals giving a much-needed push to our domestic players.

In 2014, we broke down barriers off the field. Broadcast deals for our domestic cricket and home internationals meant that we reached our target of over 75 hours of broadcasting cricket. A monumental task in this age of competitive sports television. We surpassed 50,000 likes on Facebook and expanded our digital strategy, which led to sponsorship opportunities.

We have restored honour and credibility to our office and with that has come sponsorship dollars and increased Sport Canada funding. We surpassed our target of non-ICC funding of 20% and are on-track to almost double that percentage in 2014.

Everything starts with a plan, and our successes were borne out of the collaborative effort which is set forth in this plan. You all contributed in one way or another through your input, your comments, and your support.  

This document must be considered a living and breathing document. As the organization and external factors change, as will our objectives so keeping our vision and mission in mind will be critical to staying focused. Strategic planning is the key success factor for any organization and we will continue to follow this process as we work our way to successes.

The upcoming years are critical for the development of cricket in Canada both on and off the field and I am confident that this plan will keep us on track.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this process, and in particular Deloitte, for their very generous contribution of time and expertise.

Kind Regards,

Ravin Moorthy

March 2014