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ray
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Canadian overseas pros

Post by ray » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:50 am

For lack of a better title ...
"News about Canadians playing professionally in this new era of T20 franchises everywhere ... however long that will last"

Emerging cricket reporting 3 Canadians selected for inaugural Qatar T10:
https://www.emergingcricket.com/news/no ... completed/
Canada (3): Hamandep Singh (Flying Oryx), Ravinder Singh (Swift Gallopers), Saad bin Zafar (Falcon Hunters)

A "Harmandeep Singh" represented Canada at the recently concluded CWI Super 50 returning unremarkable bowling figures.
Not sure whether "Ravinder Singh" is supposed to be Ravinderpal Singh. I saw "Bhupinder Singh" named in one purported draft list and "Sana Kaleem" in a YouTube video. So it's anyone's guess.

Also you never know whether these events will actually start or run to completion.
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Victorian
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Re: Canadian overseas pros

Post by Victorian » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Good for them and, actually, the experience should help them. I hope they get paid. With plenty of 1st class cricket on youtube, I, at least, won't be following too closely. The official website calls it "cricketainment" :shock:

Colbygut
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Re: Canadian overseas pros

Post by Colbygut » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:25 am

They'll probably get paid, but I doubt they'll improve their game. Maybe I'm wrong.

Victorian
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Re: Canadian overseas pros

Post by Victorian » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 pm

OK, OK, I couldn't resist checking out the stats. Ravi Singh has 22 runs, H. Singh (ie Harmandeep) has 13 runs and 1 wicket, and Saad bin Zafar has 2 wickets and a 0*. They're all playing!

ray
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Re: Canadian overseas pros

Post by ray » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:39 pm

Yes, all playing. Saad bin Zafar and Ravinderpal Singh had established a track record (albeit a short one in the case of Singh). What is surprising is that Harmandeep Singh managed to get this gig with no more than a few List A's on his resumé. It should be encouragement for younger players. If you play well (and even not so well) for Canada you may wind up on the radar of any number of small league franchises. From there you have to be willing to travel and play for a very modest sum. However, it is becoming possible to think about playing professionally, at least while you are young.

As for learning from the experience, of the Canadian trio H. Singh appears to be the youngest at 29. At this stage they will not be able to improve themselves a great deal. Instead, they are enjoying a taste of professional cricket while it lasts - probably something they never thought would be possible.

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