Less than a week after Gus Logie was fired as coach, Chris James has stepped down as Cricket Canada’s chairman of selectors.
Associated with the administration of the sport for the past two decades, Kittitian-born James’ decision to resign earlier this year was put on hold after he was asked to help direct the organization’s critical push through the World Cup Twenty/20 and 50-over qualifiers.
Cricket Canada’s president Ravin Moorthy thanked James for his valuable contribution to the sport.
“We were probably the most unlikely pair to work together, but we instantly clicked and did a lot of great work in the past 10 years,” said Moorthy. “Chris provided leadership and stability and allowed us to grow cricket in Calgary and Alberta in ways never imaginable. He took cricket out of the backroom and into the boardroom using principles that we are putting in place in Cricket Canada. His presence around the directors table will be sorely missed as will his presence on the national stage.”
Serving as a national selector from 2005 to 2009 and from 2010, James served in various capacities in the Calgary & District Cricket league, rising to the position of president.
And, the annual Karl Auty Memorial Cup cricket series between Canada and the United States will take place between October 16 and 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.