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News: Kenya beat Canada by 108 runs….

The twists just keep on happenning….. after being extremely competitive, and also winning in the IC match, Canada have shown their patheticness on the Cricket field with this lousy performance……. Consistency is obviously a problem with Canada, but one would have expected that if they are able to win a 4 day game, they would at least not lose by 100 runs to the same team 2 days later……. well……. what can one say, you never know they can come out and beat Kenya tommorrow by a 100 runs….. Pakistan used to be, and to some extent still is, a very inconsistent team……. so Canada should not worry about that part……. but this should not be their mode of performance in the ODIs……. it has been for the last 3-4 months…….

One thing that is bothersome from Canada’s perspective is that John Davison has been failing for quite some time now…… at least with the bat…….

Finally…… there were 200 people in the ground…… please let me know, where are the Canadian cricket supporters in Toronto?? There are supposed to be more than 15K cricket players in Canada, majority in the Toronto area….. yet the same people who would show up in throngs to watch a Pakistan v India match do not show up to back the national team when it is playing, against a team that is supposed to be stronger (no concept of weak opposition)….. if this is not expat behaviour, then what is? Canadian cricket economy is never going to be generated with this kind of behaviour and response from the public…… so spare me if we put Canada in the same cricket development category as USA and UAE etc.

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  1. Ram
    August 6, 2006 at 1:35 am


    1. I think it may be a bit harsh to be so critical of Canada considering that they’ve only lost to Kenya, a team that recently drew an ODI series against Zim..I think this was expected given that they lost to Bermuda in the Trinidad triseries..

    2. About the crowd, though I can’t disagree with you, it must be noted that even the recent ODI between Scotland and Ireland hardly had any crowd…So, can we use crowd attendance as such a reliable parameter?

  2. August 6, 2006 at 2:04 am

    what was the attendence in the Ireland v Scotland match?

  3. Ram
    August 6, 2006 at 2:13 am

    Am not sure about the numbers but I read that there were more security guards watching the Israel match than people who had come to watch Scotland and Ireland battle in an ODI…

  4. August 6, 2006 at 2:22 am

    I think Kenya team is still better known that Ireland or Netherlands……. Scotland v Kenya match in Scotland should be able to attract a bigger crowd than a Scotland v Ireland match over there………. but all this is guess work……..

    Canada should have had more than 200 people show up at the ground….. .it doesnt make sense that the Sahara Cup matches used to sellout 5K tickets for 5 matches (25K total spectators best case), and only 200 are coming now for the Kenya match.

  5. August 7, 2006 at 10:09 pm


    Regarding crowd attendance as a reliable parameter…… I am just making a point…… Canada’s cricket followers are the expats primarily, or second gen immigrants, somewhat….. they are already crazy about cricket and even churn out big money to buy cricket packages featuring India/Pakistan etc and then sit up all night on weekdays to watch the games…….. such fanatic people, should have no trouble in coming out to the field for the day to back the national team…… unless they didnt really care that much for the national team, but only backed their country of origin……..

    So…… no following ……. no sponsorship….. no money……. no professionalism…… no tours on their own……. only relying on ICC for money…… 25 years gone by since World Cup qualification, and Canada is at the same level as 1979…… in fact, they have gone backwards, now they are a completely expat based team barring 1 player somewhere…..

    Uganda and Maldives are getting better sponsorships for their national teams than Canada or US are at the momment…… what does that tell you?

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