A Zubin Surkari’s fifty and Khurram Chohan’s three-wicket haul helped Canada trounce Argentina by six wickets at Southampton Rangers Cricket Club. After being put in to bat, Argentina were reduced to 35 for after Chohan’s early burst. The highest partnership was the 46 between Estaban McDermott and Martin Siri for the eighth wicket. Chohan finished with 3 for 32 as Argentina ended on 155. Canada got off to a decent start with the openers adding 42 but suddenly lost three wickets for as many runs. But Surkari and Sandeep Jyoti went on the attack and sealed the game in the 23rd over. Surkari’s 57 came off 49 balls, while Jyoti remained unbeaten on 45 off 40 balls.
Continue reading Canada go to 3-0 in Americas Championship (CricInfo)
The USA took on arch rivals Canada in the game of the day at the Bermuda National Stadium in the top of the table clash.
Canada won the toss and elected to field in overcast conditions, opening bowlers Calvert Hooper (3/ 41) and Khurram Chohan (1/37) made full use of the new ball.
The USA’s opening batsmen Carl Wright and Orlando Baker played and missed with great regularly, as the ball seamed and move of the pitch. The USA limped to 28 / 1 in the mandatory (10) power play overs.
Continue reading Canada Takes their Second Win over Rivals USA (ICC)
A brilliant century by Rizwan Cheema led Canada to a comprehensive 9 wicket win over the USA in the Americas Championship. A good bowling performance from Canada led to a modest target, and Cheema’s unbeaten 114 gave Canada victory with 11 overs to spare.
Canada made an excellent start to this encounter between the two oldest rivals [...]
Meraloma opening bat Alex Earl has been in stunning form in early season play in the BC Mainland Cricket League. Meraloma have won all five of their games in part due to Earl’s outstanding batting. He has made three centuries in five innings, plus an unbeaten 57, with just a single failure. With 404 runs at [...]
BY LIZ MONTEIRO, RECORD STAFF
WATERLOO REGION — Growing up in Guyana, Sandra Singh watched her brothers play cricket and often played with them. When she was 16, she tried to start a girl’s cricket team but many laughed at the idea.
Now the 48-year-old Waterloo woman is the captain of the region’s first women’s cricket team.
Playing cricket reminds me of home. I played it in my childhood,’’ said Singh, who later lived in England before moving to Canada in 2006.
Singh, and 32 women who have joined the female team, hope they can shine a spotlight on cricket, and not only the male players.
Continue reading Women’s cricket team ‘a dream come true’ (Waterloo Record)
Stylish Pakistani middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf has denied any such reports of his comeback to international cricket. Talking about the news of coaching Canadian cricket team, he said “I am going to Canada to play cricket and not coaching Canadian cricket team.”
It is not clear where in Canada Yousuf will be [...]
Andrew Nixon reviews “Cricket in America” for CricketEurope – he’s not impressed.
“The story of cricket in the USA would indeed make for an interesting documentary, but this isn’t it. It’s worth a watch to see the thinking of administrators, and you may learn something, but this isn’t really made for the general public – it’s a [...]
ICC report: Game 2 played at St. David’s pitted powerhouse Canada versus the rebuilding Cayman Islands. Canada won the toss and elected to field in a game reduced to 41 overs due to wet conditions. The Cayman Islands could not handle Canada’s Khurram Chohan who captured 3/18. Skipper Saheed Mohamed scored a determined 51, but his side could only put 132 runs on board in their allotted overs.
Opposing captain Rizwan Cheema not to be out done, led the Canadians with an innings of 76 not out as they easily passed their target in a fast 20 overs, losing 2 wickets.
Continue reading Canada beat Caymans
By RON FANFAIR (http://www.sharenews.com/)
The national cricket side needs to build momentum as the World Cup looms in the next few months.
With just two wins this year in 15 matches, Canada will be seeking to show it’s capable of competing against the world’s top teams when it begins play tomorrow in the Americas Region Division One tournament in Bermuda.
Canada opposes the Cayman Islands on the opening day before taking on the United States on Saturday, Argentina next Monday (May 31) and host country the Bahamas on June 1. The national side will also play the USA and Argentina on June 5 in two Twenty/20 contests.
Continue reading Canadian cricketers need to prove themselves (Share News)
Efforts on to save top cricket club
By NOUMAN KHALIL
Rescue efforts are on to save Canada’s biggest international cricket venue from being closing its doors – at least for the current season.
The Township of King this past week served last and final notice to the Maple Leaf Cricket Club to install proper fencing and netting by June 15, otherwise the Municipality will complete the work with all costs incurred to the MLCC. Focus has learnt the neighbourhood has been complaining about balls or persons going into their property since 2001 and the city has warned several times; however the club was unable to complete the work due to shortage of funds.
Continue reading Maple Leaf struggles for survival (South Asian Focus)
Ashish Bagai, skipper of Canada, is confident that the team will come out on top once again in the Americas with a successful performance in the Pepsi ICC Americas World Cricket League Division 1 in Bermuda later this month.
Canada began training for the event in late April following its tour of Jamaica. It had a busy training schedule ahead in the lead up to the tournament with an intensive fitness regime over the next few weeks.
Bagai said: “I am very confident that we will emerge as the number one team in the Americas with a successful Division 1 tournament. Canada has led the way for the Americas in the last few years and we intend to continue that with consistent performances in this tournament.”
Continue reading We want to be the number one Americas team: Bagai (ICC)
High-quality 50-minute programme is available for free download and broadcast
Following the success of the historic New Zealand v Sri Lanka Twenty20 International series played in Florida earlier this month, the USA Cricket Association (USACA), in association with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Three Feet High Productions, has released a television documentary titled “Cricket in America”.
The 50-minute feature highlights cricket’s unique history in the United States, provides an insight into where the game is played in the country, and explores the potential of cricket to take hold in perhaps the most competitive sports marketplace in the world.
Continue reading ‘Cricket in America’ documentary released (ICC)
Cricket program to run June to August in Frederickton
A ‘Have-A-Go at Cricket’ summer program will be held June to August at College Field opposite Queen Square. The program will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Registration dates are today, May 15 and May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at UNB’s Lady Beaverbrook Gym. Children from ages 5-11 will [...]
By HUW RICHARDS – source http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/sports/cricket/21iht-CRICKET.html
Sometimes life really does imitate art. In Joseph O’Neill’s novel Netherland — a bestseller given a boost when President Barack Obama said he was reading it — a character dreams of bringing the world’s best cricketers to the United States.
Don Lockerbie, chief executive of the U.S.A. Cricket Association, can claim that dream as reality this weekend when two of the top eight teams in the world play international matches in the Twenty20 format — in which a match lasts a baseball-like three hours — in Florida.
New Zealand faces Sri Lanka in two matches in Lauderhill on Saturday and Sunday, each combined as a double-header with matches between the United States and Jamaica.
Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, and Jacob Oram, also of New Zealand, threw out ceremonial first pitches at a Major League Baseball game between the Florida Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. They also trained with the Marlins, leading All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez to express amazement that cricketers field barehanded.
Continue reading Trying to Turn the U.S. Into a Cricketing Nation (NY Times)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Twenty20s, Florida; An adventure breaking new ground
The Preview by Sidharth Monga
It is tempting to look at these matches – two Twenty20 internationals between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, being played in the USA – as precisely the reason why tournaments like IPL prosper. Twenty20 is the best vehicle for the globalisation of the game, which somehow – rightly or wrongly – seems to be a big concern for the administrators. The ICC sees the USA, with a team full of Asians and a country boasting enough immigrants to constitute a crowd for a match, as a prospective market. Since the two teams had been to the Caribbean, why not have them stop over on their way back.
Continue reading International cricket comes to USA (CricInfo)