Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner, Coeur de pirate to close Invictus Games Toronto 2017 

Once-in-a-lifetime concert coming to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to celebrate the conclusion of seven days of remarkable competition
The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee unveiled today its lineup for the Closing Ceremony, with performances by Canadian legend Bryan Adams, American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, iconic rock band Bachman & Turner and Quebecoise singer-songwriter Coeur de pirate. Held at the Air Canada Centre on September 30, 2017, tickets start at only $60 and can be purchased online at

“We couldn’t be more excited to have secured some truly outstanding, internationally renowned talent for the Closing Ceremony of the Games,” said Michael Burns, CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017. “It was important to us to offer a week filled with memorable experiences on and off the field of play, for the competitors, their friends and family members and the spectators across Canada and around the world, and this will mean closing out the week in spectacular fashion.” Continue reading “Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner, Coeur de pirate to close Invictus Games Toronto 2017 “

City of Markham Welcomes CWHL’s Markham Thunder

On July 11, Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Commissioner Brenda Andress and Mayor Frank Scarpitti gathered to announce the relocation of the CWHL’s Thunder hockey team from Brampton to the City of Markham. The team will officially relocate to the City of Markham’s Thornhill Community Centre for the 2017/18 hockey season.

Established in 1998, the Brampton Thunder hockey team is the longest running club in the CWHL. The Thunder played in the National Women’s Hockey League for nine seasons, winning the Championship in the 1998-99 season and then again in the final season. The Thunder have been home to several great Olympians including Jayna Hefford, Vicky Sunohara, Cherie Piper, Gillian Apps and Lori Dupuis. In 2007, the CWHL was formed and the Thunder continued on as the Brampton Canadettes-Thunder. It was only in the inaugural season of the CWHL that the Thunder won the league championships.

“The City of Markham has had a strong and successful relationship with the CWHL, including hosting the Clarkson Cup in 2013 and 2014,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “We are thrilled to be part of the CWHL and hosting a women’s team of this caliber within our community. This move will continue to increase the profile of female athletes in Markham, in particular women’s hockey and is a perfect synergy with our community girls’ hockey league, the Markham Stouffville Stars Hockey Program and supports Markham’s Sport Development vision.”

In Markham, the Thornhill community has a long hockey history. The Thornhill Community Centre hosts two long standing minor hockey organizations that are very supportive of the sports development. Continue reading “City of Markham Welcomes CWHL’s Markham Thunder”

The Cricket show launches “The Coaches Corner”

The Cricket show live weekly (3 hours every Sunday 6 to 9 pm) long radio talk show launches “The Coaches Corner” with Jatin Patel Coach, Administrator & Presenter. For half hour (6:30 to 7 pm) every Sunday from June 18th 2017.

 The cricket show – Host Leon Francis and other panelists Ivor Henry, Audley Watson, Cardinal Mills enjoyed delightful live Interview with Jatin Patel on June 4th. During hour and half long live on air interview, Mr. Patel responded with the questions and queries about cricket coaching, education and game development with youth cricket in USA.
After inaugural live Interview (hour & half long on June 4th 2017) with Jatin Patel, Leon B Francis, President The Cricket Show Inc. invited coach Patel to join other hosts and become presenter for new initiative to promote coaches corner to help popularize cricket through coaching education and expert views on current cricket affairs to provide needed knowledge for the world wide Listeners.

We are delighted and are looking forward to being united with you, in order to help popularize cricket in our area and the world at large. We are all excited to have you on board and are looking forward to working with you to promote the sport we all love dearly. Said Leon B. Frances, The Cricket Show President.

It’s my pleasure to join the team & I am very much excited to Join The Cricket Show with opportunity to talk about cricket coaching. Coaching corner is new and unique program with primary goal is to provide knowledge about the game. True fans of cricket listen to the best Cricket Talk in the USA. Where they can Hear Ivor Henry, Leon Francis, Virgil Francis, James West and a host of other contributors from across the globe. Said Jatin Patel.

Continue reading “The Cricket show launches “The Coaches Corner””


The Virat Kohli Charity Ball to be held on Monday, 5th June 2017 at the HAC Ground

The Virat Kohli Foundation, an organisation headed by India’s cricket captain and one of the most dominant batsmen in international cricket, will host the Virat Kohli Charity Ball, on Monday, 5thJune 2017 at the iconic HAC Ground, London.

Touted to be one of the biggest charity-sport events of 2017, The Virat Kohli Charity Ball will raise vital funds for charitable causes, for the empowerment of the underprivileged in India.

 Coinciding as it does with Kohli leading the Indian team in the UK this Summer for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the star-studded night will bring together some of the greatest names in the game, both past and present, and many other renowned personalities.

The event will comprise a VIP champagne reception, surprise star appearances and world-class entertainment interspersed with a lavish three-course gourmet cuisine. There will also be a live auction where the guests will be able to bid for luxury products and cricket memorabilia close to the heart of the star batsman and his contemporaries. Continue reading “INDIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN VIRAT KOHLI BATS FOR CHARITY AT FUNDRAISING GALA DINNER IN LONDON”

Washington DC ice hockey team offering free “Playoff Stress” yoga classes to fans

The 2016-17 Presidents’ Trophy winners Washington DC based professional ice hockey team Washington Capitals (Caps) is offering free yoga sessions held in the morning of each Caps game day in upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs April 12 to 26.

Called “Playoff Stress Yoga”, Caps team yoga instructor Kelly Moore will host these yoga sessions on the rooftop of Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington (Virginia). These one-hour workouts begin at 06:30 am, which are open to the public on a first come first serve basis but the participants have to complete an RSVP form. First class will be held on April 13, when Caps head into their first round matchup with Toronto Maple Leafs, and the last seventh class will be held on April 25.

According to an NHL.COM newsitem: The Stanley Cup Playoffs can really stress out a fan base. Continue reading “Washington DC ice hockey team offering free “Playoff Stress” yoga classes to fans”

City of Toronto celebrates 14 new inductions to Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

The City of Toronto held its second annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony this evening at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with Andre De Grasse, Rosie MacLennan and Bobby Baun among the new inductees. Mayor John Tory congratulated the inductees for their achievements and contributions to sport excellence in Toronto.

“This recognition program is an opportunity for us to celebrate past and present athletes, coaches, builders and partners who have contributed to Toronto’s communities through sport,” said Mayor Tory. “Their success and achievements inspire Torontonians of all ages to play, participate and get active in our city.” Continue reading “City of Toronto celebrates 14 new inductions to Toronto Sport Hall of Honour”

IUPUI physical education students learn fundamentals of cricket


Pioneer in cricket education in United States Jatin Patel conducted a basic cricket education (practical training) for the physical education students (future PE teachers) of Indiana University-Purdue Indianapolis. As many as 15 students enthusiastically learnt the basic fundamentals of the game and played cricket.

Highly reputed and certified international cricket coach Jatin Patel, who originally hails from Gujarat (India) and well known for his USA soccer coaching expertise, explained that the project is a ” four-year tie up for cricket education at IUPUI with third year in a row for the practical coaching sessions held every year during December towards the end of semester, theory and game knowledge and other modules are covered online or media take home option and in class by the IUPUI Faculty staff member and in-class instructor Sandra S. Barnett.” Continue reading “IUPUI physical education students learn fundamentals of cricket”

Canadian Country Superstar Aaron Pritchett to Headline Gregg Cup

Gregg Zaun, Canada’s voice of baseball, World Series champion, and philanthropist is pleased to announce Canadian country superstar, Aaron Pritchett to headline his inaugural Gregg Cup charity event on Friday, November 25th in Toronto, Ontario.

The Gregg Cup will be held at Steam Whistle Brewing – The Roundhouse, located in the entertainment district of the city at 255 Bremner Blvd.  Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 3rd through Eventbrite ( and are priced at $75 for General Admission and $200 for Limited VIP tickets.  This is a 19+ event and tickets are anticipated to sell out quickly. The Gregg Cup will also have a silent auction offering one-of-a-kind items and sports and entertainment memorabilia

All proceeds from the event go to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network (UHN). Continue reading “Canadian Country Superstar Aaron Pritchett to Headline Gregg Cup”