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Thu, 07/21/2011

 

On Friday, Canada will take on USA in the fourth match of the ICC America's T20 Tournament. On form, the match will be a defacto championship match between the two top teams in the tournament. 

The young side that Canada sent to the tournament has hit their mark very quickly and Jimmy Hansra, who with Hamza Tariq, are the lone representatives from the World Cup side has led from the front to help his team to a 3-0 record. 

For his part, Hansra is pleased so far with the performance of his team. 

"The young squad is progressing nicely. They are sticking together outside the games and really have found a bond with each other. I wanted to ensure the unity is present, so we have been having breakfast, lunch and dinner together as a team. On our day off, all of us spend the whole day together at south beach. The atmosphere is very friendly and players are expressing themselves freely which is also helping them give their best when they play." 

When asked about heading into a match against a more experienced USA team who are playing at home, Hansra was upbeat about his team's chances 

"This group is hungry for wins and I highly believe they are focused regardless their opposition. Playing for their Country has been taken for granted before at times but this young group is competitive and pride themselves in winning for their Country. Our goal is come back undefeated and we have two more games to accomplish just that. " 

Canada and the USA clash on Friday at 530pm Eastern Time 

Wed, 07/20/2011

 

Canada's developmental squad was expecting a much stiffer test in the third match of the ICC America's T20 Division One Tournament in Florida today, however it did not materialize as Canada rolled by Bermuda to a 3-0 record. 

Batting first, Bermuda were reduced to 31-8 by Grant Broadhurst (3-8) and Junaid Siddiqui (3-20). A late charge by Bermuda brought them to 79-9. In reply Canada lost an early wicket and then moved to 40-1 in 7.3 overs (J Sandher 17*, T Bastiampillai 7*) before rain intervened. 

Canada won the match by 15 runs 
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Tue, 07/19/2011

 

Caribbean T20 Champions Trinidad and Tobago will make Canada part of their preparation for the Champion's League Qualifier by visiting Canada for the Cricket Canada Summer Festival August 11th and 12th at Maple Leaf Cricket Club. 

The annual event which saw joint winners Canada and WI HPC in 2010 will see Canada, Afghanistan and Trinidad and Tobago battle for the trophy. 
Cricket Canada will have much to look forward to for fans of all ages during the 10 days around the Festival in addition to the festival matches itself on August 11th and 12th.
 

Tue, 07/19/2011

 

Canada's development squad moved 2-0 at the ICC America's Division One T20 tournament in Florida. Canada won the toss and elected to field in the rain shortened match. 

Argentina fought hard to post 54 from 8 overs but were undone by some sharp Canadian fielding which led to 4 Argentine run-outs. 

In reply, Jimmy Hansra (30) and Usman Limbada (25) shook off the early loss of a wicket to see Canada home with 5 balls to spare. 
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Mon, 07/18/2011

Canada's development squad got its ICC America's Division 1 Tournament underway today against Cayman Islands in Florida. 

A quickfire 40 (31 balls) from Khuroo Wadia broke Canada out of an early funk and with contributions from skipper Jimmy Hansra (27 off 19) and Usman Limbada (23 off 20) Canada got to 130-8 in 20 overs.

In reply, Cayman got off to a steady start but Canada's spinners, led by man of the match Zahid Hussain (4-7) held Cayman to 66-7 from 20 overs.

Canada takes on Argentina on Tuesday

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Tue, 07/05/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the following squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Ireland.

Kesavan Juvarajan (captain), Tristan Ali, Maninder Aulakh, Suddepta Aurka, Gurkaran Dhilon, Nikil Dhutta, Kyle Edghill, Nitish Kumar, Trevor Manoosingh, Rayankhan Pathan, Darren Ramasamy, Jobanjot Singh Sidhu, Akash Shah, Akhlas Umar

Alternates : Gowtham Balachandran, Axay Patel, Richie Kanjani, Vaishnav Sudhirkumar

The tournament starts July 28 in Ireland. 
 

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Wed, 06/29/2011

The ICC's decision to slash minnows' representation at the next two World Twenty20 tournaments has sparked outrage among Associate and Affiliate nations, who - after a heated and emotional meeting on Wednesday - have decided to lodge a formal protest at Thursday's full council. The logic of the ICC's decision is further undermined by the fact that the qualification process for the World Twenty20 is already underway - but will now be for just two spots instead of six.

The ICC has given an indication that cost and overall structure were key factors in making this decision.
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Tue, 06/28/2011

The International Cricket Council has reversed its decision to exclude associates from the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The format and timing of the qualification tournament is still to be decided but it is expected that it will follow the format used in 2009 where Canada finished second in South Africa. The decision ensures that Canada will have a chance to qualify for what would be their fifth cricket world cup and fourth in succession. Canada previously played in 1979, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

The ICC has also decided to return the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2014 to the format used in 2010 which includes 12 teams of which 2 will be associates.
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Mon, 06/27/2011

The ICC Intercontinental Cup match due to start between Ireland and Namibia in Belfast tomorrow will not go ahead as planned.

Cricket Namibia failed to arrive in time to play the match citing difficulties in securing UK travel visas for its squad members. It is still hoped that the two 50-over international matches will go ahead as planned provided the Namibia team arrives in time for those fixtures.

As previously stated, while the ICC offers assistance where it can, it is the responsibility of each team's home board to arrange its own visas in advance of any tour.

Following due consideration and consultation, the ICC has given the two participating home boards the opportunity to propose an amicable agreement as to how best to deal with the I Cup fixture and any other relevant matters.

Mon, 06/27/2011

The Decision Review System may have grabbed all attention in the first half of the ICC's annual conference in Hong Kong, but June 28 will belong to the little guys: the ICC's Executive Board will revisit its widely condemned decision to shut the doors for the 2015 World Cup on the Associate nations. On Monday, the Chief Executives' Committee recommended to the Board a qualification tournament for 2015, without specifying the number of slots open to the Associates.
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