Tony McWatt

Daulat Khan Canadian Cricket’s Coach For All Seasons!

Before immigrating to Canada, Daulat Khan had played for his native Afghanistan’s National cricket team for several years and was actually its captain in 2002. Khan had also served as the Afghanistan National Cricket Team Head Coach in 2004. In 2009 Khan was also appointed as Head Coach for the Afghanistan Under 19 team’s ICC …

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Praim Persaud Inducted Into Brampton’s Sports Hall Of Fame!

Praimnauth (Praim) Persaud made history when he walked into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2022. The former cricket player and administrator became the first member of this fast-growing sport in Canada to find himself inducted in the country’s most diverse hall. The Guyanese-born Persaud has been the driving force behind making Brampton the …

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Faith And Faithfulness Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Board Member, TDCA

By Varun Desai In the 1960s, a small group of Pakistani newcomers carved out a place for themselves in an unknown country called Canada. Mohammad Ali Siddiqui’s family was one of those. The Siddiqui clan was one such family among many other migrant Pakistanis who made Canada their home in the early 60s. Known for …

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Cricket Ontario Hosts Level I Coaching Clinics In Ottawa!

Cricket Ontario successfully completed its first batch of Cricket Canada Level 1 qualified coaches with Shah Zafar, facilitator and Ingelton Liburd, the instructor and evaluator. The coaches started their qualification in March 2021 by completing their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and theoretical part of the skills program. The practical evaluation was pending due to …

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SCA President Joins Call For More Cricket Facilities In Toronto

THE Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) is one of the most inclusive and diverse cricketing organizations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with programs for youths, women, adults and adults primarily over the age of 50. However, the growth in the SCA has been stymied by the number of grounds available, forcing the SCA to turn …

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Toronto Blizzards Aiming To Capture Second Legends Crown!

By Frederick Halley TORONTO Blizzards are aiming to capture their second Legends title in the South Florida Softball Cricket League (SFSCL) three-day tournament, set for March 31, April 1 and 2 in Fort Lauderdale. Having made their debut at the same competition in 2013, under Ontario Masters Softball International banner and competing in most of …

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Reboot Required!

By Tony McWatt– Publisher Played 5, won 2 lost three. On paper that doesn’t sound too bad of a record for an international cricket team competing in an eight-nation Qualification tournament. Except that the two losses suffered by Team Canada, as holders of that record, effectively resulted in its failure to secure either of the …

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Another Stalwart Gone!

Just weeks after having suffered the loss of David Liverman to cancer Canada’s cricket community has again been saddened by the untimely passing of yet another of its stalwarts. Jainauth ‘Vish’ Jadunauth, a much admired and widely respected cricket administrator and former player passed away on February 19 morning, following a brief illness. Just shy …

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Spoors Heads Canada’s Oman Batting & Bowling Averages!

Playing at the recently concluded Oman hosted ICC 2022 T20 Qualifier, his first-ever international tournament appearance in Canadian colours, Australian-born Matthew Spoors finished atop of both Team Canada’s batting and bowling averages. Spoors’ chart topping 194 runs aggregate from 5 innings batted resulted in an average of 108 scored at a strike rate of 137.58. …

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