August 13, 2009

Canada

Canada confident after Dutch near-miss

Will Luke

Canada and Kenya will both be seeking their first victories of their Intercontinental Cup campaigns when the tournament resumes in King City on Friday. Kenya are currently bottom of the table after a draw against Ireland, while Canada are in fourth having lost and drawn their first two matches.

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Posted by Vikram Maingi on (August 26, 2009, 8:54 GMT)

I completely agree with Agar and Harry on this. My dear Mr. Menon, I do not think Cricket was ever the national game of Canada.

Posted by Arun Menon on (August 17, 2009, 9:54 GMT)

I agree with Anil,ICC should restrict a country with limited immigrant players.Almost all the players are born in India or Pakistan, which is unfair to other associate countries like Kenya,Namibia or Denmark who has good local talent pool.There is a danger that cricket will be marginalised among the locals as an immigrant sport which once used to be a national game of Canada.

Posted by Harry on (August 15, 2009, 4:53 GMT)

i think Canada getting up there with now players playing cricket for living which is good sign for Canadian cricket, but there is still quite a way to go

Posted by Agar12 on (August 13, 2009, 19:08 GMT)

Anil, I dont think you are familiar with Canadian cricket or Canada. When you say fielding players from the outside, I am guessing you say that because the names sound Indian, Pakistani or West Indian. This is only because Canada is a land of immigrants and every player on the Canadian team is first and foremost a Canadian.

Posted by Anil on (August 13, 2009, 14:45 GMT)

ICC is wasting its money in promoting cricket in a country like canada. Canada should not be allowed to particate in any ICC tournament. Any country can field a team with players from outside. There is hardly any localite in canada, instead it should give chance to countries like namibia, uganda, nepal, kenya and other countries. The game will never progress if countries like canada and UAE play cricket with hired players. Sheer waste in the name of popularisaton.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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