February 23, 2009


Second resignation rocks Canadian board

Martin Williamson

Ben Sennik faces some tough questions after the resignation of Mike Kendall as the board’s first vice-president.

Ben Sennik, the chairman, had brushed aside suggestions that Ahuja’s departure came about because of fundamental differences between the two of them, but in a brief statement Kendall made clear that was at the root of his decision.

In a one-paragraph letter to Sennik, he wrote: “Due to consistently substantial difference of opinion, on important policy matters and the direction of Cricket Canada under your leadership, I am hereby resigning … effective immediately.”

Whereas Ahuja has kept below the radar since he left, probably because of contractual obligations, Kendall, who was in a non-paid role, will have no such restrictions, and Sennik now faces some tough questions as to what is really going on behind the scenes.


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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Posted by stumbesty on (March 20, 2009, 13:27 GMT)

very intresting

Posted by Sachin on (March 1, 2009, 22:21 GMT)

Sennik must be the one to go.I don't know everything but Ahuja raised the profile of cricket in Canada and accomplished a lot.As for the US cricketers also have to find a way to forge ahead so the first American College Cricket Spring Break Championship is happening this month in Florida.Good luck to these young cricketers.

Posted by frggyhhb on (February 27, 2009, 3:48 GMT)

You have good site

Posted by YoungCricketer on (February 23, 2009, 14:51 GMT)

Coming right after a recent highly publicised and exciting tournament in the San Francisco area for the u-17 Junior Cricket honours, this news is very disturbing. Snow, it appears that the two North American cricket associations, i.e. the Canadian and USA Cricket Associations, are completely out of the picture-- and this, just when the the first ever World Cup tournament to be staged entirely on North American soil is to take place in March 2010! I too would like to know from Mr. Ahuja what he thinks, and why he feels Canadian cricket is headed in the wrong direction. Mr. Ahuja, will you please oblige us?

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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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