Man of the Match
Following an exceptional series of performances at the Eastern Canadian championships, provincial team captain Rahul Vashisht has been invited to take part in Cricket Canada’s national high performance camp, to be held August 7-12 in Toronto.

Rahul, aged 23, and a Business Administration student at Memorial University, was the most valuable player at the 2015 Eastern Championships and was both the top run scorer and top wicket-taker at this year’s tournament. National selector Henry Osinde (former national team player who represented Canada at both the 2007 and 2011 World Cup competitions) was present in Halifax and recommended Rahul be invited to the camp. Rahul, originally from New Delhi, India, has been living in St. John’s since 2013.

The national high performance programme is designed to identify cricketers across Canada who have the potential to represent Canada at national level. It is being led by internationally renowned coach, Zubin Bharucha from India, and consists of 5 days of intensive training and evaluation of those invited.

In addition, the camp is training and developing regional coaches to work with high performance players, and Cricket NL will be represented in this capacity by director David Liverman. Dave was one of the founding members of Cricket NL and has been involved with cricket for many years, notably as one of the group that founded the leading international cricket web site CricInfo (now owned by ESPN).

Cricket NL president Rakesh Negi states “We are delighted that Rahul has been invited to the camp; he is a player of tremendous talent and potential, and deserves the opportunity to test his abilities at a higher level”.

Rahul Vashisht: “I am honoured to receive this invitation and recognition from Cricket Canada, and will put in my best effort at the camp. Cricket is my passion, and this is a fantastic opportunity for me”.

Dave Liverman:- “Rahul is a dominant player at local level and in Eastern Canada. With the right support and training he has the potential to represent Canada in the future. The camp is a fantastic opportunity for both of us to learn and improve, and use this information locally to improve all our players”.