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It’s crunch time for Canada’s cricket

By ed 24.03.2009

By ERROL TOWNSHEND

This weekend, Cricket Canada (formerly Canadian Cricket Association) will hold its first AGM under its new name. What hasn’t changed is the intrigue and infighting. Rumour is that president Ben Sennik and his board will face a non-confidence vote led by his ex-first VP and onetime bosom buddy, Mike Kendall, of Kitchener. The room is likely to be as tense as a maternity ward.

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ICC’s Vieira looking to fill three positions

By ed 18.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

The past few months have been demanding for International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Regional Manager, Martin Vieira.

His office has switched locations and he’s in the process of hiring for three positions, one of them twice in the past four months.

Canadian-born Natasha Walcott, who was appointed the Americas first Regional Project Officer last October, is leaving at the end of the month to return to the federal government, where she worked for eight years with the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Bad News’ Brown dedicates her T&T wins to late pugilist

By ed 18.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

The game plan was simple. Canadian-based boxer, Lisa “Bad News” Brown’s mission was to successfully defend her four titles against Maribel Santana of the Dominican Republic and dedicate the victory to Trinidadian pugilist, Giselle Salandy, who died in a car crash in January. And, she did just that!

Brown easily defeated Santana by a third round technical knockout in their junior featherweight contest in Trinidad recently. She boosted her record to 16 wins, three losses and three defeats.

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A trying week for Canadian soccer as women, men and youth lose

By ed 18.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

Canadian soccer has endured another trying week. The local side failed to qualify for the International Soccer Federation (FIFA) Under-20 tournament which will be held in Egypt later this year and the senior women’s side could not retain the Cyprus Cup. In addition, the men’s senior team plummeted 22 spots in the latest FIFA rankings.

All of that happened over the last seven days.

With a new coach at the helm, Canada succumbed to England 3-1 in the Cyprus Cup championship game last Thursday. The English girls netted three goals in a 15-minute span after Christine Sinclair’s 14th minute goal – her 99th overall – boosted the Canadian team to an early lead.

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Scarborough’s Adrian Serioux joins Toronto FC

By ed 09.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

Scarborough will be more than well represented when Toronto FC takes the field this season.

The Major League Soccer club has added defender Adrian Serioux to its roster in a deal with Dallas for this city’s natural first round pick in next year’s SuperDraft and allocation money.

Serioux attended Pope John Paul II High School where he also played basketball, volleyball and ran track before joining the Toronto Lynx of the “A” league nine years ago when he was named the Defensive Player of the Year in his first season. He also earned a spot on the league’s all-star team that season.

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Ajax’s Chapman joins U.S. women’s soccer league

By ed 09.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

Ajax resident, Candace Chapman, is the latest Canadian to join the new Women’s Professional Soccer League that kicks off next month.

The Boston Breakers signed the national senior team defender to a multi-year deal to complete the five international signings that each club is allowed. The team’s other foreign signings are Canada’s Christine Latham, Brazilian striker, Fabiana and England’s national team players, Kelly Smith and Alex Scott.

Chapman, who is currently in Cyprus with the national women’s team, was unavailable for comment.

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Bagai resumes captaincy of Canadian cricket team

By ed 09.03.2009

By RON FANFAIR

England-based wicketkeeper/batsman, Ashish Bagai, has regained the Canadian captaincy for next month’s World Cup cricket qualifier in South Africa.

Bagai, who was considered the leading candidate to replace John Davison, who was sacked after the 2007 World Cup tournament, was unable to take up the leadership post after securing a job in England’s financial sector two years ago.

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