Cricket B.C. strives to foster and promote the sport of Cricket throughout British Columbia and Canada. Its activities offer opportunities for excellence at all levels of participation from recreational to international.
The West Coast Cricket Organization was initially incorporated on October 13, 2004 under the provisions of the Society Act of British Columbia. The Association carries on business under the assumed name of Cricket BC.
The purposes of the Association are as follows: promote, foster and develop the playing of the amateur sport of cricket throughout the Province of British Columbia; promote and develop the playing of cricket in schools and generally among the youth of the Province of British Columbia; take all steps necessary or desirable to regulate the sport of cricket throughout the Province of British Columbia; select cricket teams to compete against other teams in Canada and elsewhere; affiliate with or otherwise become a member of the Canadian Cricket Association of any other body which governs the playing of cricket in Canada and acquire by purchase, lease, license, gift or otherwise to hold as owner, lessee, licensee, or otherwise any properties both real and personal, including moneys, as may be considered suitable for the general purposes of the Association and the same to administer, develop, operate, apply and expand for general purpose of the Society.
Affiliated groups include the BC Mainland Cricket League, the Victoria and District Cricket Association, and the Vancouver Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association.
Towards the fulfillment of its player development objectives Cricket BC recently announced the appointment of Kulbir Jaswal as Head Coach of Team BC.
Coach Kulbir is the only Level 3 certified Coach from BC as he recently completed a successful coaching certification through a collaborative effort between Cricket West Indies and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Cricket BC most recent initiatives included the hosting of a June 18, 7 Selection Camp, which was held Surrey’s at Sullivan Heights ground . The Camp was conducted by BC Head Coach Kulbir Jaswal and Anil Khanna.
Cricket BC’s hosting of the Camp was part of the preparation for the Province’s team in the U17 Canada Cup will be held between 3rd-8th July at Newton Athletic / Sullivan heights in Surrey, BC. 6 teams from across representing BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba/Quebec, Ontario Red and Ontario Green will participate in the Tournament.
During the first three weeks of June Cricket BC also hosted open trials in preparation for the Western T20 Tournament, which was held in BC on June 23rd/24th.
Cricket BC Administration:
Amjad Bajwa – President
Alphonso Franco – 1st Vice President
Harjinder Dhillon – 2nd Vice President
Mohan Kumar – Secretary
Chanranjeet Parmer – Treasurer
Anil Khanna – Member-at-Large (Junior Coordinator)
Akhtar Nawaz – Member-at-Large
Rasphal Bajwa – Past President
Sarbjit Gill – Member-at-Large