Cricket Canada has announced the appointments of its two Development Officers. Keith
Deonarine has been appointed as Cricket Development Officer with responsibilities
for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Kulbir Jaswal will hold identical Cricket
Development Officer responsibilities for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba.
The respective appointments were made towards the execution of Cricket Canada’s mandate to
significantly increase both the levels of participation and popularity of Canadian cricket. The primary
focus of the Cricket Development Officer’s role will be on significantly
increasing male and female participation, while ensuring that
there is a solid pathway to the further nurturing of identified
talented players.
Cricket Canada’s October 6, 2020 Advertisement
had listed the following four Key Responsibilities
for the two Development Officer Positions:
1. To increase the number of regular junior cricketers in
Canada through sustainable growth of the current
Cricket Canada Kids Program.
2. Increase the number of females involved in
cricket programs and playing in organized
competitions.
3. Assist Cricket Canada’s General
Manager with other domestic
development initiatives and
competitions.
KEITH DEONARINE
4. Develop partnerships with
key stakeholders to ensure the
sustainability and growth of
grassroots programs.
Deonarine and Jaswal were
appointed following Cricket
Canada’s review of the volumes
of applications that were
received from individuals
expressing their interest in the
positions.
Keith Deonarine’s involvement
with Canadian cricket has been
outstanding. He represented
Canada at the U19 and U23

levels and was the 1992 recipient of the prestigious EMU Award as the country’s most outstanding
Junior Cricketer. Deonarine has also served as a Manitoba Development Coach and was directly
responsible for introducing cricket to many elementary, middle and high school students within the
Province. He has also served (2010-2012) a Canadian National men’s Cricket Team Selector and as
Cricket Canada’s Performance Analyst (2012-2016). In this position he reviewed and analyzed video
and statistical information for the Men’s Senior and U19 National Teams, during their respective
participation in ICC events including the ICUP and WCL as well as the 2014 & 2016 U19 World Cups.
Kulbir Jaswal’s Canadian cricket involvement is equally impressive. As a certified Cricket West
Indies Level 3 Coach, Jaswal has fulfilled several National and Provincial Coach roles,. Most recently
he was the Assistant Coach for the Canadian team’s participation in the 2019 South Africa hosted
ICC u19 World Cup, He also served as the Head Coach of the Canadian National Team at the 2018
West Indies Regional U19 Tournament. He was also the Canadian Team Analyst for the 2018 ICC U19
World Cup