July 29, 2010

Canada

Another dark day for Canada

Martin Williamson

The infighting within Canadian cricket was again in evidence on the day the Ontario Cricket Association began legal action against Cricket Canada over team selection.

The Interprovincial tournament match between Ontario and Manitoba was switched at short notice from Malton to Inverhaugh after officials ruled the original venue was unplayable.

However, another game between Alberta and Quebec not far away from Malton was able to proceed with no difficulties, so why the issues with the original venue?

An eyewitness told Cricinfo the reasons might have more to do with a planned protest at Malton where Ontario CA members were preparing to demonstrate. They were left bemused when the last-gasp venue change was made.

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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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