Publisher’s Messages

Canada Two Steps Away From World Cup 2023 Qualification!

Two major, but not in any way unachievable steps are all that now remain for the Canadian Men’s National cricket team in its quest to qualify as one of the ten participating teams at this year’s 2023 ICC One Day International World Cup. The 2023 edition of the quadrennial 50 overs World Cup will be …

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Canada’s 2023 World Cup Qualification Quest: One Down. Two To Go!

By having emerged as points-table topping champions at the conclusion of the Malaysia-hosted ICC Challenge League A final round, the third of three that were held altogether, the Canadian Men’s National Cricket team has now edged one step closer to fulfilling its ultimate objective of qualifying for participation at the 2023 50Over World Cup. The …

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Canadian Team’s Excellent Oman Showing To Be Hopefully Replicated In Malaysia!

By Tony McWatt The results produced by the Canadian National Men’s cricket team during its warm-up tour to Oman in preparation for its participation the December Malaysia-hosted ICC Challenge League Final Round were almost near perfect and as good as anyone could have asked for. The Canadians played seven T20I and three ODI matches in …

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Well Done Ladies!

By Tony McWatt Kudos of the highest order must now be extended to the players on the Canadian National team for their outstanding performances during the recently held Brazil-hosted 2022 South American Women’s Championships. Canada’s ladies swept all that was placed before them, playing unbeaten to emerge as most deserving tournament champions. The Canadians almost …

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50 NOT OUT!

This September 2022 edition of Wickets marks the 50th Issue to be published since the magazine was officially launched in August 2018. For me to be now writing this Publisher’s Message under its foregoing 50 Not Out headline, therefore, represents a personal achievement of which I am unashamedly proud. As a teenager and even further …

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Wickets Enters Its Fifth Volume Amidst The Sad Loss Of Two Stalwarts!

Welcome to the first edition of Wickets’ fifth volume. It’s hardly to believe that Wickets is now entering its fifth year of publication as Cricket Canada’s Online Magazine. The four years that have now passed since Cricket Canada’s granted me its permission to proceed with publishing monthly Issues of Wickets toward “the further promotion and …

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A Must Win ICC Challenge League A Tournament For Hosts Canada!

By Tony McWatt From July 27 through to August 6, 2022, Canada will be hosting the re-scheduled second round matches for the ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League A involving rival teams from Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Vanuatu and Qatar. All matches in the 10-day tournament will be played at King City’s Maple Leaf Cricket Club. …

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A Wonderfully Successful Inaugural 2022 Smart Investments Canadian Friendship Cup!

By Tony McWatt, Publisher The 2022 Inaugural Season of the Smart Investments Canadian Friendship Cup was concluded on Friday, June 24 at King City’s Maple Leaf Cricket Club. In what was a most fitting climax to a very well-organized and superbly staged two weeks tournament, the Delhi-Kathmandu Royals fashioned an exciting last –over two-wicket win …

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A Most Interesting 2022 Events Calendar!

By Tony McWatt Having been discussed and approved at the governing body’s recent Halifax hosted May 7-8 Annual General Meeting, Cricket Canada’s 2022 Events Calendar has now been officially released. The Calendar, which features a lengthy listing of events from mid-June through to December 12, has some very interesting entries. Foremost among the Calendar’s most …

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