Rob Ford set for CIMA Mayor’s cricket cup in June

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford balances a cricket ball at City Hall surrounded by Ranil Mendis, Peter Karunaratne and Ken Jeffers. Picture by Bashir Nasir

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford balances a cricket ball at City Hall surrounded by Ranil Mendis, Peter Karunaratne and Ken Jeffers. Picture by Bashir Nasir

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be joined by the current federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at the CIMA Mayor’s Trophy to be held at the Sunnybrook Park in Toronto, on June 25, 2011. MPP Christine Elliott will also be attending the event as a special guest, representing the province.

Toronto’s annual Mayor’s Trophy event was launched in 2005 by CIMA Canada in partnership with the Access & Diversity Unit of the Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Since then the event has grown in popularity and profile and has won two ICC awards for cricket promotion.

Over the last three years CIMA Mayor’s Trophy has helped raise funds towards Cricket Across The Pond youth cricket scholarships. This year’s event will include a Toronto schools cricket tournament involving the Toronto East and Toronto West as a preliminary event to the Mayor’s Trophy. Toronto media, public and private sector organizations will be joining CIMA Canada in celebrating the game of cricket.

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James M. Flaherty Canada’s Minister of Finance poses with cricket bat. Picture by Wimal Ihalawela

“CIMA Canada is thrilled to continue our partnership with the City of Toronto and our corporate sponsors to make the CIMA Canada Mayor’s Trophy 2011 a reality,” said Mr. Amal Ratnayake, Deputy President of CIMA.

“MPP Christine Elliott and Minister Flaherty have been very supportive of CIMA community initiatives and we look forward to welcoming them as special guests at the Mayor’s Trophy”.

The main organizers CIMA is an internationally recognized professional qualification in Management accountants with over 183,000 members and students in 168 countries.