As a distinguished member of the still relatively small-sized group
of Canadian representatives on the International Cricket
Council (ICC) Panel of Development Umpires, Harry Grewal’s
qualifications are as equally impressive as they are long. Indeed,
the visual image that immediately comes to mind when viewing
Grewal’s exhaustive list of qualifications and accomplishments
would be that of the outstretched arms of one of his type when
signaling a wide.
Grewal now boasts over 26 years of Canadian umpiring officiating
at the club level, having begun his domestic career in 1995. He has
served as a member of the Vancouver Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association since March 2004 and has been
officiating Elite, Premier and First Division Matches including the BCMCL and MVCL playoffs since 2005.
Now a holder of Cricket Canada Levels 1, 2 and 3 Umpiring qualifications, Grewal also possesses an ECB-ACO
– Level 2 certificate which he acquired under the auspices of the ACU&S. As part of his ongoing development
he attended a Barbados hosted ICC Americas Training Camp in December 2014, as well as its 2016 Umpires
Training Seminar that was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At the Canadian and Provincial levels, Harry Grewal has officiated at a continuously long list of
These include the following:
• The British Columbia Mainland Cricket League – Elite and Premier divisions including playoffs (ODI format)
• The Tomalin Cup – British Columbia Provincial Championship (ODI format) played between the winners
of the 3 largest leagues in BC – 2009 – 2017
• The British Columbia Big Bash Championship – 2015 – 2017
• The Canadian National Cricket League tournament (ODI format) held at King City – June 2013
• The 2011 Inter-Provincial T20 Championship Finals held at Tor• 2018 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup – Americas Qualifier 2017 (T20) – July 2017
• ICC Americas Division 1 T20 World Cup Qualifier – May 2015
• ICC Americas U19 Division 1 Championship (DI) held at King City – July 2013
• ICC Americas U16 Match Play Camp (ODI format) – July 2012
• I-Cup Match – Canada vs. Ireland held at Toronto in August 2010 as a Third Umpire
• Canada vs. Ireland – 2 ODI matches held at Toronto in September 2010 as a Third Umpire
In addition to the foregoing, Harry Grewal has also been called to umpiring duties at a number of international
Leagues, particularly those of the T20 disposition. As evidenced by the following, the list of his “Other Matches”
appearances is as equally impressive as those previously mentioned.
GT20 – Global T20 held at Toronto in July 2019
South American Cricket Championship held in Buenos Aires – October 2017
CPL 2016 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida – as a fourth umpire – July 2016
ODI – Canada vs USA held at King City – July 2013
T20 – Canada vs. USA – 2 matches held at King City – July 2013
2012 All Star T20 game held at Toronto in May 2012
2011 Etihad Quadrangular Summer Festival held at Toronto in August 2011 as an
on-field umpire and as a Third Umpire
2010 Triangular Summer Fest held at Toronto in September 2010
AL BARAKAH T20 Canada 2008 held at Toronto on Oct 10th to 13th 2008 as a Fourth Umpire (Reserve Umpire).
When not involved in actual match officiating, Harry Grewal also spends a commendable amount of his free
time as an Umpire Trainer within his residential home province of British Columbia (BC). He has been conducting BC based Levels 1, 2 and 3 umpiring trainings since 2014 and harbors no plans on stopping such activities any time soon. His “extra curricular” umpiring related activities have also included the updating and revising of BC Cricket leagues playing conditions, which he has been doing since 2013.
Impressively academically qualified as a multiple degree holder: Bachelor of Commerce (Acctg), India; Masters
of Arts (Eco. Adm.), India; Masters of Science (Intl. Finance), Vancouver and MBA, Vancouver and having just recently celebrated his 53rd birthday, this past February 23rd, Harry Grewal is now still a relative youngster, as far as international cricket umpires go. By the time he eventually calls it a day on his international cricket career who knows he could yet become the most recognized umpire Canada has ever had.onto in October 2011
• Scotia Bank National T-20 Cricket Championship held at King City – May 2008 – umpired round robin games and one semi-final game.
Now a well established member of the ICC’s Development Umpires Panel, Grewal’s services are increasingly being sought for international officiating duties around the world. To date his ICC Match appearances have been as follows:
• 2018 ICC Regional WT20 Qualifier – Americas – August 2019
• 2018 ICC Sub-Regional WT20 Qualifier – Americas –September 2018