Sun, 07/08/2012

After the original ground, The Citylets Grange, was declared unplayable after the ground was flooded when the Water of  Leith burst its banks following recent heavy rainfall.

A formal request to move the fixture was made by the host Cricket Scotland to ICC today (Sunday 8 June). The final decision to switch venues was made after consultation with the ICC, an investigation of the conditions at Ayr and discussing the options with both team managements, who both agreed to the change of venue because of the exceptional circumstances.

The first match day, scheduled for Monday 9 July, has already been abandoned. It is hoped that with the benefit of a full day of preparation that the first WCL Championship game will now utilise the reserve day and be played at Ayr on Tuesday 10 July.  The second ODI will be played as scheduled on Wednesday 11 July with the ability to use the reserve day on Thursday 12th July if required.

The top two teams from the WCL Championship will automatically join ICC’s 10 Full Members in the ICC CWC 2015, while the bottom six teams in the WCL Championship will receive a second qualifying opportunity when they will lock horns for the remaining two places in the ICC CWC 2015 by competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) in early 2014.

Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith stated, ‘’Every effort is being made by the ICC, Cricket Scotland and the teams to play these vital games.  The weather that has hit Scotland in recent weeks is unprecedented and has given all our clubs  major problems.  We are very grateful to Ayr CC for both agreeing to host the matches at a couple of days’ notice and now working so hard to get their ground ready for Tuesday.  We just have to hope that the weather improves and we can play some cricket”.

Sat, 07/07/2012

Canada's much anticipated ICUP match with Scotland was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the monsoon like deluge that hammered the UK during the past week.  The barrage of wet weather instigated flooding to the outfield at Uddingston Cricket Club in Titwood near Glasgow where the match was to be played.  Further to this, damage to a flood wall at the Grange in Edinburgh has forced a late shift of ODI venue to Ayr Cricket Club.

Each team will receive 10 points for the ICUP match and shift focus to the ODI series that holds valuable World Cricket League Championship points. Coverage of both ODI's to be provided by QuipuTV and streamed LIVE on Sportsnet.ca

ODI #1 | Tuesday July 10th, 2012 | 5:45am ET
ODI #2 | Wednesday July 11th, 2012 | 5:45am ET

Fri, 06/29/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Augustine “Gus” Logie as the new head coach of Canada’s Men’s national team.

The diminutive Trinidadian made 52 test appearances and played in 158 ODI’s for a star-studded and dominant West Indies team of the 1980’s as a batsmen and equally strong fielder. 

This will be Logie’s second tenure with Cricket Canada having previously coached the national team during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa where Canada registered its first World Cup win with a crushing 60 run margin of victory over Bangladesh at Durban.

Since that time, Gus has held head coaching positions with the West Indies winning the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy in England, with Bermuda from 2007-2009 including an appearance in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, and since 2010 with the Jamaican Cricket Association.

Gus was appreciative of the opportunity to again coach Canada and had the following comments:

"Many thanks to Cricket Canada for giving me the opportunity to work with the many talentedplayers within the Canadian system. Our vision is to produce in Canada a "Championship Team" with technical skill and the mental and tactical awareness to compete at the highest level by developing the mind to win, the will to succeed, and the confidence to make it happen”.

Cricket Canada Vice President and High Performance Manager, Vimal Hardat was optimistic about the appointment and provided the following comments:

“Gus is a true champion, who has a habit of winning as a member of the champion West Indies team in 80s and as a coach, by leading West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy.
We have huge confidence in Gus and his coaching capabilities. He comes in with great knowledge and we will give him time to settle in with his ideas to help us achieve the target of being a leading associate country.”

Logie will assume his role for Canada’s upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship series versus Scotland from July 4th – 11th near Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Sun, 06/24/2012

With the change in age restrictions from U17 to U18 for the ICC Americas Regional tournament in Florida from July 8th - 15th, Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its revised representative national U18 squad.

1. Sudeepta Aurka (Captain) - Alberta
2. Armann Kapoor - Ontario
3. Nikhil Dutta - Ontario
4. Stephan Joseph - Ontario
5. Siddhanth Shekhar - Ontario
6. Argun Parikh - Ontario
7. Abrash Khan - Ontario
8. Amanpal Gillar - British Columbia
9. Prushoth Wijayaraj - Ontario
10. Gurkaran Dhillon - British Columbia
11. Bakshpreet Singh Gill - British Columbia
12. Trevor Manoosingh - Manitoba
13. Farhan Malik - Alberta
14. Shan Anantharajah - Ontario
 
Coach: Ingleton Liburd - Ontario
Manager: Anil Khanna - British Columbia
Mon, 06/18/2012

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming tour of Scotland July 4th - 11th from Uddingston CC near Glasgow and the Grange in Edinburgh which includes an ICUP fixture and 2 ODI's as part of the ICC World Cricket League Championship.

Former Guyana captain Damodar Dasrath and Canada 'A' wicket keeper/batsmen Parveen Saroye will make their Canadian team debuts.
 
CANADA SQUAD
 
Hiral Patel - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Jason Sandher - Meralomas AC (BC)
Ruvindu Gunasekera - Toronto CSCC (ON)
Nitish Kumar - Repton Academy (UK)
Zeeshan Siddiqui - Crescent CC (MB)
Amarbir Hansra - Abbotsford CC (BC)
Damodar Daesrath - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Rizwan Cheema (Captain) - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Parth Desai - Centurions SC (ON)
Parveen Saroye - Crown CC (AB)
Durand Sorraine - Vikings CC (ON)
Jeremy Gordon - Brampton Masters CC (ON)
Henry Osinde - Toronto CSCC - (ON)
Usman Limbada - Brampton Masters CC - (ON)
Junaid Siddiqui - PCB - (ON)
 
SCHEDULE
 
July 4 - 7th | Intercontinental Cup | Uddingston CC | Near Glasgow | 6:00AM ET
July 9th & 11th | World Cricket League Championship ODI's | The Grange | Edinburgh | 5:45AM ET | LIVE STREAMING
Tue, 05/22/2012

It was an intimate affair for those who enjoyed the pleasant Victoria Day evening at Toronto Cricket Club to attend a special event co-presentation of “An Evening with Haroon Lorgat” by Cricket Canada and World Cricket Weekly.

The nearly sixty guests were treated to an introspective discussion between the outgoing International Cricket Council Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and broadcast veteran and World Cricket Weekly host Nigel Reed.

The “Inside the Actor’s Studio” style setting allowed the well researched and well prepared host to engage with Mr. Lorgat in an intellectual discussion that spanned from his experiences in primary school as a young South African Indian during the Apartheid era to his legacy as cricket’s top man during a period of strong global growth and high performance.

Full video coverage was provided by World Cricket Weekly with highlights to air on gocricketgocanada.com and Cricket Canada TV in the coming month.

During the evening, Cricket Canada’s Womens team were deservingly recognized for their achievement in winning the ICC Americas Women’s T20 Championship and earning a spot in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers later this year.

Noteable guests included Cricket Canada President Ravin Moorthy, CEO Doug Hannum, Secretary Calvin Clarke, Operations Officer Ingleton Liburd, players representative Zubin Surkari, and Canadian Men’s Captain Rizwan Cheema.

ICC Regional Development Manager Martin Vieira, Ontario Premier League organizer Ranjit Saini, and Ontario Cricket Council representative Leslie Soobrian were also on hand.

Wed, 05/16/2012

Join Cricket Canada & World Cricket Weekly in a presentation of "An Evening with Haroon Lorgat" at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club between 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Broadcast veteran Nigel Reed will host the event and welcome the South African born outgoing International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat for an indepth discussion on his tenure at the helm of cricket's global governing body.

The ICC World T20 Trophy will be on display during the event for photographs.

Admission is by RSVP only with a Business Casual and Cocktail dress code in effect.  Only 50 tickets have been made available.
 
Wed, 05/09/2012

Cricket Canada believes strongly in fostering solid relationships with all full member boards of the ICC. With that in mind I can confirm that I have reached out to my counterpart at the PCB with respect to strengthing cricket ties between Pakistan and Canada. We have requested details with respect to a potential tour to Pakistan but have had no formal discussions with the PCB regarding it as of yet.

Doug Hannum
CEO Cricket Canada

 

Mon, 04/30/2012

An unusual occurrence in Paradise - all day rain ruined the final day's play at the T20 Americas Women Championship in the Cayman Islands.

Heavy overnight and morning rain left the Smith Road Oval under water where the South Americans, Brazil and Argentina, were scheduled to play.

The morning rain cancelled the scheduled game between Bermuda and host Cayman Island who were prepared to do battle for 4th place.

Hopes were slim for even a minimum over match in the afternoon between USA and Canada. At 4.00 pm an inspection was made and the bad news came, no play, wet grounds.

Canada became champions as per the tournament rules with the better net run rate.

The USA settled for the silver medal with the ever improving Argentines in third.

Presentations and a B--B-Q wrapped up the event at the Jimmy Powell Oval

Individual Tournament Awards went to:

Batting Durriya Shabbir Canada
Bowling Samantha Ramautar USA
Wicket Keeping Melissa Sandy USA
Most Valuable Player Nadia Gundy USA

 

Sat, 04/28/2012

Rain is in the forecast for the Cayman Islands today as Canada and USA do battle for the ICC America's Division One T20 Championship. 

SCORECARDS