February 10, 2008

Canada announces new coaching structure

Martin Williamson

The National Coach, Pubudu Dassanayake, has announced the other members of his coaching team consisting of national level coaches. Shaun Miller who played in England at a very high level is the Deputy National Coach responsible for Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan); Anderson Cummins, former West Indies and Canada opening bowler, will be spearheading the U19s; Farooq Kirmani who represented Canada in both the 1982 and 1986 Associates WC Qualifier in England, will be undertaking the U15s; George Codrington who played for Barbados U19 and recently represented Canada at CWC in the West Indies, will undertake the women’s program; and Geoffrey Crosse will resume his role as Technical Analyst.


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Posted by Saad, Oshawa, ONT on (February 16, 2008, 19:25 GMT)

Canada is not America. People over here, and by people I mean (Caucasian race), have shown a lot of interest in cricket. I have taken few of my white friends to play 2020 game, though they were miserable on the field, but they loved and enjoyed every moment of it. I believe only 2020 is the ideal format for the countries on this part of the world. ICC should try to held a triangular or four teams 2020 tournament involving India, Pakistan, West Indies, or Canada. Such an event would definitely be successful and would do a lot of favor to promote this game here. And considering the population of South Asian and Caribbeans it is bound to be successful.

ICC please take NOTE!

Posted by poor old bowler on (February 13, 2008, 23:18 GMT)

canada has got the right idea on how to improve all they need is a academy and they should start seeing results.

i think if other countries were this organized it would really help thier cricket.i believe a strong junior set up will lead to strong senior set up.get cricket in schools,then have a under 16s coach and under 19 coach aswell as a academy coach and have a senior coach worry about the seniors.

best of luck to canada

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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