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 the restrictions.
This was the first of two evaluation sessions to be completed and marks the first-ever in Ottawa for the Provincial Sports Organization for Cricket in Ontario. The next session will be to complete an evaluation in Toronto for an additional 26 coaches.
We are proud of the response from our Women coaches who have turned out in larger than expected numbers to complete their coaching qualification. We had seven out of 21 Women coaches turned out to complete their NCCP aspect of their coaching qualifications held in February and March of 2022.
We look forward to see these coaches work to increase the number of women participating in the sport of cricket from the community to the competitive level. With the easing of restrictions in March, Cricket Ontario re-started its High Performance trials and camp for the Under 15,16 and
18 age categories. The selected players are participating in a ten week-long training camp that will lead them into the start of the 2022 season.
Next on the agenda for Cricket Ontario is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for Saturday 9th April 2022 at the Best Western Carlingview Hotel. This will mark the first time in two years that Cricket Ontario is hosting an in-person AGM. We are looking forward to meeting and uniting our members across Ontario in person for the first time. Since the pandemic forced restrictions in 2020, Cricket Ontario has added Markham Premier Cricket League (MkPCL) and Southern Ontario Cricket
Association (SOCA) as Associate members.