Team Canada’s Head Coach Amarinder Bhinder has indicated that Canada’s Senior Men’s cricketers will have to play hard, disciplined cricket, if they are to be successful at this month’s Malaysia hosted ICC Challenge League A Tournament.
Team Canada will play 50 over matches against Denmark, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu and Tournament hosts Malaysia during the March 14-26 Tournament which forms part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process for the twelve teams that are ranked 21-32 in the ICC’s standings.
The Malaysia Challenge League A Tournament will be Bhinder’s second assignment as Head Coach of a Canadian national cricket team. The South African Bhinder coached Canada’s Development Team to the unprecedented feat of winning two victories during last November’s Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Regional Championships Zone A Matches that were held in St Kitts. No Canadian team has ever before secured two wins in Cricket West Indies’ Regional Tournaments.
Amarinder Bhinder currently holds Level 3 Coaching Certificates from both Cricket South Africa, as well as the Gauteng Cricket Board. His almost 15-year tenure as one of South Africa’s most accomplished and popular high-performance coaches, was punctuated by a direct involvement in the growth and development of many of the country’s professional cricketers, including the Proteas’ current Test and ODI batsman Temba Bavuma.
Amarinder Bhinder’s somewhat unique approach to coaching is incessantly and completely aligned with his adopted mantra that passion and energy drive the results that are derived as rewards from hard work. “I am always mindful of the fact that each person is unique; Each has a different personality and a unique background. Thus each person within a team has to be treated as an individual.”
He has indicated that the priority for his Malaysia Canadian national squad coaching assignment will be to establish a team culture that contributes to consistent success. “We are blessed with having many very talented players. Discipline and culture will take us to the next, much higher, level of consistent success!”
Team Canada’s Malaysia Challenge League A campaign will commence on March 17 against hosts Malaysia. Canada’s remaining matches will be against Denmark on March 19, Vanuatu on March 22 before ending with back-to-back encounters against Qatar and Singapore on March 25 and 26th. The Canadians will start the 2020 League A Tournament as Group leaders on eight points, having suffered just one loss, to Singapore, during the 2019 Tournament.