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April 6, 2017
Launch of the 7th Annual Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament
Today Mayor John Tory and Helen Berhane, Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Canada, officially launched the 2017 Mayor's School Cricket Tournament, which will be held May 15 to 19 at Sunnybrook Park and G. Ross Lord Park. The GTA finals will be held on June 3 at Sunnybrook Park.

Also taking part in this event were Councillor Chin Lee (Ward 41 Scarborough-Rouge River), Barry William, Vice President – Playing, Canadian Tire Corporation, Angelos Bacopoulos, Associate Director, Toronto District School Board and Frank D'Amico, Vice Chair, Toronto Catholic District School Board. John Moore, Newstalk 1010 host, was the MC for the event.

"This tournament has given young Torontonians the opportunities to engage in a sport that has become hugely popular in Toronto," said Mayor Tory. "I am delighted to see so many of Toronto's young cricketers receiving awards today."

At today's event, the individual awards for the 2016 season were presented to the following players:

High School Boys:
Best Batter – Herick Patel, North Albion Collegiate Institute
Best Bowler – Thuvaragan Pathmeswaran, Woburn Collegiate Institute
MVP – Harsh Joshi, Woburn Collegiate Institute

High School Girls:
Best Batter – Fizza Hussain, Emery Collegiate Institute
Best Bowler – Priya Patel, York Memorial Collegiate Institute
MVP – Megan Yougnauth, York Memorial Collegiate Institute

Middle School Boys:
Best Batter – Ashaun Seecharan, Charles Gordon Senior Public School
Best Bowler – Raj Padhiar, Smithfield Middle School
MVP – Shenduran Sivasubramaniam, Charles Gordon Senior Public School

Last year's tournament winners and runners-up were:

2016 High School Boys:
Champions: Woburn Collegiate Institute (TDSB)
Jean Vanier CSS (TDSB)
Runners-up: North Albion Collegiate Institute (TDSB)
Monsignor Percy Johnson CSS (TCDSB)

2016 High School Girls:
Champion: York Memorial Collegiate Institute
Runner-up: Emery Collegiate Institute
2016 Middle Schools:
Champions: Charles Gordon Senior Public School (TDSB)
Blessed Sacrament CS (TCDSB)
Runners-up: Smithfield Middle School (TDSB)
St. Maria Goretti CS (TCDSB)

About CIMA
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Through our partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) we support and give voice to 150,000 Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) across the globe. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA’s activities with every member and student bound by rigorous standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together. For more information about CIMA, please visit Follow CIMA on Twitter at

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