Canada may not be in the Intercontinental Cup final but those interested in Associates cricket will be delighted by this news item reported in CricInfo; streaming will be at http://www.livestream.com/cricketscotlandtvlive
Online video coverage of the Intercontinental Cup final between Afghanistan and Scotland in Dubai is to be streamed live in a joint initiative between the ICC and Cricket Scotland. The match, being staged at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City from December 2, is a five-day game and the culmination of the premier two-year first class competition among the leading ICC Associate and Affiliate nations.
The coverage, which will be presented in an informal manner, is being produced through the Livestream website using a channel set up by Cricket Scotland and can be viewed here. Highlights of each day’s play will also be available on the official ICC website.
“Even with basic resources, it is quite remarkable what can be achieved through the internet these days,” said Scotland-based producer Mike Stanger. “Our three-camera live coverage will not constitute a fully fledged outdoor broadcast of professional origin, but our production team includes cricket fans with professional broadcasting experience.
Continue reading Intercontinental Cup final to be streamed live (CricInfo)
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Canada has lost its second match of the 2010 Tour of India after a hard fought match against Chhattisgargh. The match was the first ever international at the Raipur International Stadium. Winning the toss and batting first, skipper Zubin Surkari (filling in for the rested Ashish Bagai), backed his side to put up a [...]
The role of captain and coach
The relationship between captain and coach is very important, not only for the individuals but also for the team and they both have important roles to paly. A captain is the centre of attraction behind a team’s success or downfall, while the coach is always behind the scenes. The captain is the one calling the shots on the field, while the real orders mostly comes from the coach.
Continue reading Captaincy and off season training- Karun Jethi
Useful coaching tips from ex-Canada all-rounder, Karun Jethi
Almost every one understands the importance of concentration, but ignores the concept of it. When anyone starts playing cricket they are told about the importance of concentration because it’s the key for success of any batsmen, bowler or fielder. There have always been plenty of emphasis on this aspect of the game. You’ll often hear a commentator say that a lapse in concentration cost the batsman his wicket, or a coach telling his players to concentrate hard whenever they are struggling.
Continue reading Karun Jethi on concentration
Karun Jethi represented Canada intermittently between 2003 and 2008. He has this week posted about his experiences with the National team on our forum, and we reproduce his articles here, slightly edited for clarity. We should note that we cannot prove that Mr. Jethi is indeed the author of these articles.
Post 1: Karun Jethi takes you behind the scenes.
Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum for a long time, and came to a conclusion that you guys have mixed and very limited knowledge about Cricket Canada and their operations. There could be no-one better to give you close to exact information about how CC works and what goes on during election days and on tours.
What I want to say thoough is please everyone support our team training hard in India for the World Cup. As an athlete who represented Canada in ODI, T-20 and first class cricket, I can say that when you guys support us we feel good and perform better compare to when we have no support.
Continue reading Karun Jethi’s insights on the national team
By Ron Fanfair
No one could have been more thrilled to be included in the national cricket squad currently in India preparing for next year’s World Cup than Dr. Akshay Bagai, the older brother of captain/wicketkeeper, Ashish Bagai. Not only is he touring with Canada for the first time in eight years, but he also arrived late last week in New Delhi where he spent the first 14 years of his life before the family migrated in 1993. Canada plays two 50-overs matches in India’s capital city on November 15 and 17 before moving on to Rajpur on the 19th, Nagpur on the 25th and Mumbai four days later for additional practice games. The squad returns home on December 4. A cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Bagai is tickled pink to have the opportunity to compete for a World Cup spot. He has also ticked off March 7, 2011 on his calendar. That’s the day when Canada meets Kenya in a World Cup match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium where Bagai once watched India play Zimbabwe in a Test in March 1993. “To play in front of relatives and childhood friends on a big stage such as the World Cup will be an unbelievable experience,” says the 32-year-old R.H. King Academy and University of Toronto graduate. “The only time I have gone back to India is to visit my grandparents and cousins which is something we do as a family every three years.”
Continue reading Bagai brothers together again in India (Share News)
What’s more popular to watch than hockey and attracts even more players than soccer? If you’re in Surrey, then the answer is cricket. It’s the second-most popular sport in the world after soccer, and in Surrey the pastime is growing rapidly as immigrants from South Asian countries bring their love of the game here. Inamul Desai, president of the B.C. Mainland Cricket League, has been mad for the sport ever since he first picked up a bat as a kid in western India.
There was no cricket field in Surrey when he moved here in 1993, so it wasn’t until he found a pitch to play on and a club to join at age 27 that he took it up again. The first full-field cricket pitch was built in Sullivan Heights Park in 2004. “It was basically a dream come true for me because as a new immigrant I had no language, no sports to play with and nobody to hang out with,” Desai said. “I mean, I had everything in Surrey. I had a good job, I had a family, but I had no sports to play with and I was too old to learn hockey at that point.”
Continue reading A game for a growing city (Surrey Leader)
Cricket Canada media release: Match 1 – Canada XI vs. Delhi XI
Canada has lost its first tour match against a Delhi XI (Manish Warriors) at LB Shastri Cricket Ground in Delhi today. Winning the toss and batting first Canada put up 219 for 8 in the 45 over match. The match was shortened due to poor [...]
Cricket Canada has selected the World Cricket Academy in India to host their 2011 Cricket World Cup training camp. The camp begins on November 15th and will see the team play and train in Delhi, Raipur, Nagpur and Mumbai.
Two of Canada’s matches will be played in World Cup venues, the Jamtha International Stadium (Nagpur) as well as Bombay Gymkhana, the host ground for India’s first ever home test match. All eight of Canada’s tour matches will be played against top domestic opposition in some of India’s top cricket venues. Continue reading Cricket Canada media release
Tom Melville is a member of the rare species of American-born cricketers and a historian and researcher. He is the author of The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. He has written an open letter to Don Lockerbie, CEO of USA Cricket on DreamCricket.com – it’s well worth reading in full but in [...]
Cricketet BC had its AGM on November 6, 2010 and the following executives were elected:
President – Vimal Hardat (Re-elected for 2 years term); 1st VP – Cliff Cox (Re-elected for 1 year term); 2nd VP – Hardeep Ghumman (Elected for 2 years term); Treasurer – David McGowan (Re-elected for 2 years term); Secretary – Mohan [...]
After their first exhibition game against Prince George, the newly formed Quesnel Cricket Club expressed interest in other players from the Cariboo joining their team. “Ultimately it would be nice to see Williams Lake and 100 Mile House have their own teams, but in the meantime Quesnel is committed to helping cricket grow in the region,” said Allan Shedlock, executive director of the Quesnel Sports Centre. “We are fortunate to have the largest indoor free span artificial turf facility in British Columbia and during winter we will be hosting cricket practices and games against Prince George.”
Continue reading Cricket in northern BC (Williams Lake Tribune)
By Ron Fanfair
Former Jamaica middle-order batsman Tyson Gordon and all-rounder Akshay Bagai, the brother of national captain Ashish Bagai, have been included in Canada’s 22-member cricket squad named for a one-month tour of India starting late next week.
Gordon, who played one match for Jamaica against the touring South Africans at Chedwin Park in May 2005, top scoring with 70 in a 29-run loss, made his Canadian debut last July in the West Indies Cricket Board Twenty/20 tournament.
The younger brother of Jamaican youth player Andre Creary, Gordon was the leading scorer for Scona in the Edmonton & District Cricket Association premier league last year. He’s also the league’s junior coordinator.
Bagai, a 32-year-old cardiologist, scored 330 runs (av. 33) and took 26 wickets (av. 14.75) with his leg-breaks for Toronto Cricket Club in the 2010 Elite Division competition.
The majority of the team is participating in a training camp in Toronto, which includes a rigorous fitness program, before leaving next Thursday for India.
Continue reading Canadian cricketers set to tour India (Share News)
Move over hockey, cricket is coming.
That was the message delivered this afternoon during the Ghaznavi Cricket Club’s (GCC) 10th anniversary gala at Mississauga’s Maple Banquet Hall. More than 100 people attended the affair in support of the Mississauga-based club that won the 2010 Stoney Creek Cricket Academy T25 Championship Cup. “Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Mississauga and it has taken this city by storm,” said Mississauga Sports Council member Susan Stewart. “I feel the love of the community for the sport of cricket.”
Continue reading Mississauga club celebrates 10 years (Mississauga.Com)