CIBC National Cricket League
|CIBC National Cricket League|
|Tournament format||Double round-robin and Knockout|
|Number of teams||5 (2013)|
|Current champion||Western Stallions (T20)/(50 Over)|
|Most successful||Ontario B (1 title)|
|Most runs||Jabbar Abdul (159)|
|Most wickets||Katchay Eion (8)|
|Website||CIBC National Cricket League|
The CIBC National Cricket League, formerly known as the Scotiabank National T20 Championship is the first ever Twenty 20 domestic competition in Canada held by Cricket Canada. The first tournament started in 2005 from August 1 to 5, in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Brockton Oval. It featured teams from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. It saw British Columbia defeated Ontario in the final, by four wickets.
In 2008, it was revived and was played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario, it was held on a rotational basis, this year the Ontario Cricket Association hosted teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and the Nova Scotia. Ontario 'B' were champions defeating Quebec in the final.
However, in 2012 Cricket Canada revamped the tournament and modeled it after the Indian Premier League. Instead of each province sending their own representative teams, Cricket Canada divided the country into 5 regions, with a team composed of players from a particular region on the team. In addition, each region was assigned a member of the Canada national cricket team to serve as captain. Other Canadian national team players at both the Senior and Under 19 levels competed for regional teams as well. Also, in 2013, Cricket Canada brought in 5 professional cricketers from Trinidad and Tobago to improve the play of the competition.
In addition to the T20 tournament, this competition also features a 50 over tournament featuring the same squads. The Cliff Cox Trophy is awarded to the 50 overs winner, while the Calvin Clarke Trophy is awarded to the T20 winner. Under the Scotiabank sponsorship, the winner received the Ed Bracht Trophy.
|Team Name||City||Sponsor||Captain||Foreign Professional|
|Central Shield||Ontario||Sportsnet World||Rizwan Cheema||Ansil Bhagan (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|Eastern Fury||Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada||Teacher's Blended Scotch Whiskey||Ashish Bagai||Marlon Richards (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|Pacific Edge||British Columbia||Vij's at Home||Jimmy Hansra||Yannick Ottley (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|Prairie Fire||Saskatchewan and Manitoba||CricHQ||Hiral Patel||Jason Mohammed (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|Western Stallions||Alberta||Titan GSG Media Corporation||Khurram Chohan||Kjorn Ottley (Trinidad and Tobago)|
- National Capital Region (Canada), OR Ontario B
- British Columbia
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Prince Edward Island
- Eastern Canada
|2013||Western Stallions||Western Stallions|
|2012||Prairie Fire||Western Stallions|
|2009||Not Held||Not Held|
|2008||Ontario B||Not Held|
|2007||Not Held||Not Held|
|2006||Not Held||Not Held|
|2005||British Columbia||Not Held|
CIBC is the title sponsor for this competition. As well each of the clubs have sponsors of their own. The Pacific Edge was sponsored by Vij's at Home, the Western Stallions by Titan GSG Media Corporation, Prairie Fire by CricHQ, Central Shield by Sportsnet World and Eastern Fury by Teacher's Blended Scotch Whiskey.