Canada January 26, 2010

Canada start with a loss

Canada lost their opening match of their stay in Sri Lanka, going down by six wickets to a Sri Lanka A team who cruised to their target of 180 with almost 18 overs to spare.

Canada lost their opening match of their stay in Sri Lanka, going down by six wickets to a Sri Lanka A team who cruised to their target of 180 with almost 18 overs to spare.

Canada managed 175 for 9 in their 50 overs, and even that represented a recovery from 75 for 5. The Sri Lankans started briskly and never let up, Gihan Rupasinghe leading the way with an unbeaten 74.

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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  • srinath wijeyeratne on January 28, 2010, 0:19 GMT

    It is advisable that canada's domestic tournament, the top most one 'ELITE' must be given priority and all games must be played on 'Turf' surface. Most of the top players playing in the Elite division get use to the 'Matting' and 'Artificial' turfs and cannot adjust to 'TURF' when they tour abroad. CC and TD should schedule all games on better surfaces and good grounds (KC & TCC) in the coming summer season. This will give top players exposure in playing on turf surfaces, especially those young talented U-19 players who are fighting to get in to 'Team Canada'.

    CC must not forget the WC is coming in Feb`2011 and the oppoertunity for the top players is most vital. The Elite Division has only 09 teams and each team will have 8x8x2 =128 games and needs 4 turf pitches x 2 for a week-end. Clubs may have to play back to back games and 5-6 turf grounds will facilitate the entire 'Elite' tournament which MUST be gien the top most priority.

    FOR THE ATTENTION OF CC & TD OFFICIALS

  • srinath wijeyeratne on January 28, 2010, 0:19 GMT

    It is advisable that canada's domestic tournament, the top most one 'ELITE' must be given priority and all games must be played on 'Turf' surface. Most of the top players playing in the Elite division get use to the 'Matting' and 'Artificial' turfs and cannot adjust to 'TURF' when they tour abroad. CC and TD should schedule all games on better surfaces and good grounds (KC & TCC) in the coming summer season. This will give top players exposure in playing on turf surfaces, especially those young talented U-19 players who are fighting to get in to 'Team Canada'.

    CC must not forget the WC is coming in Feb`2011 and the oppoertunity for the top players is most vital. The Elite Division has only 09 teams and each team will have 8x8x2 =128 games and needs 4 turf pitches x 2 for a week-end. Clubs may have to play back to back games and 5-6 turf grounds will facilitate the entire 'Elite' tournament which MUST be gien the top most priority.

    FOR THE ATTENTION OF CC & TD OFFICIALS

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  • srinath wijeyeratne on January 28, 2010, 0:19 GMT

    It is advisable that canada's domestic tournament, the top most one 'ELITE' must be given priority and all games must be played on 'Turf' surface. Most of the top players playing in the Elite division get use to the 'Matting' and 'Artificial' turfs and cannot adjust to 'TURF' when they tour abroad. CC and TD should schedule all games on better surfaces and good grounds (KC & TCC) in the coming summer season. This will give top players exposure in playing on turf surfaces, especially those young talented U-19 players who are fighting to get in to 'Team Canada'.

    CC must not forget the WC is coming in Feb`2011 and the oppoertunity for the top players is most vital. The Elite Division has only 09 teams and each team will have 8x8x2 =128 games and needs 4 turf pitches x 2 for a week-end. Clubs may have to play back to back games and 5-6 turf grounds will facilitate the entire 'Elite' tournament which MUST be gien the top most priority.

    FOR THE ATTENTION OF CC & TD OFFICIALS