Canada May 13, 2006

Canada aim for Test status within a decade

As Canada prepare to face Bermuda and Zimbabwe in the ICC's tri-nation tournament in Trinidad, the president of the Canadian Cricket Association has admitted to being rather jealous of the cash-rich Bermudans

As Canada prepare to face Bermuda and Zimbabwe in the ICC's tri-nation tournament in Trinidad, the president of the Canadian Cricket Association has admitted to being rather jealous of the cash-rich Bermudans. And Ben Sennik has set out his vision for Canada being a Test-playing nation within a decade.

To do that, he accepts that players will need to go professional:

"We are looking at the (pro) possibility as soon as a financial base has been established. We have to get salaried players. To get to the objectives we want we have to have professional players. The first thing we have to do is set up a strong financial base."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Jon Harris on June 14, 2006, 12:14 GMT

    Without complying with the government of Canada requirement to sign on to the "Anti-doping policy in sport', and the development of a cricket coaching infrastucture, and a policy of "Protection of children in cricket", similar to that of the ECB, cricket in Canada will remain viable at the grass roots club level, where it is currently doing very well in six of our 10 Provinces.

  • Jon Harris on June 14, 2006, 12:14 GMT

    Without complying with the government of Canada requirement to sign on to the "Anti-doping policy in sport', and the development of a cricket coaching infrastucture, and a policy of "Protection of children in cricket", similar to that of the ECB, cricket in Canada will remain viable at the grass roots club level, where it is currently doing very well in six of our 10 Provinces.

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  • Jon Harris on June 14, 2006, 12:14 GMT

    Without complying with the government of Canada requirement to sign on to the "Anti-doping policy in sport', and the development of a cricket coaching infrastucture, and a policy of "Protection of children in cricket", similar to that of the ECB, cricket in Canada will remain viable at the grass roots club level, where it is currently doing very well in six of our 10 Provinces.