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roy-pro Roy Singh – Founder, Chairman & CEO Business man, and global entrepreneur

Mr. Roy Singh has successfully established a gold exploration company, CINRO Resources Inc., ( ) in South America with over 100,000 acres of land currently under exploration. He has over 20 years of business experience and expertise with global business partners. He now brings that entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism along with his love for cricket into his sports venture slated for 2014 to Toronto. He has played cricket as a competitive sport and has invested his time in building strategic alliances and partnerships in the global cricket world. Mr. Singh now stands on the launching pad of implementing his business plan and completing his dream of establishing a Canadian Premier League second to none. He and his board members feel the time for cricket to shine in Canada is right now, right here in Toronto.

emma Emma Everett (BA Hons , MA , LLB)Head of Global Player Operations

A young, forward thinking, entrepreneurial dynamism is crucial to any exciting international T20 league business model these days. And that is exactly what Emma Everett brings to the table. As the Head of Global Player Operations of the glitzy new Canadian Premier League T20 tournament, this London-based Lawyer, brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience, skill and a contact list as long as the River Thames.

Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Australia, Everett has maintained particularly strong and respected ties within West Indies Cricket, having managed some of its biggest cricketing superstars., including the team’s current One-Day international Captain and global T20 powerhouse, Dwayne Bravo, and gifted, young opening batsman and highly anticipated rising star, Kieran Powell.

Everett, whose entrepreneurial prowess has been featured on CNN and ESPN Cricinfo, confidently states that the challenge of driving a rousing project such as the Canadian Premier League T20 tournament from its inception right through to execution, is what inspires her about her role in cricket and the incredible potential of the League itself.

“From a business and economic perspective, Canada is a thrilling market to explore and enter. There is so much such a powerful and established nation can bring to the global sporting table. It is only fitting that the electrifying and entertaining format of global T20 cricket be introduced to the Canadian public, which will of course, in turn, benefit the country longer term and on a far vaster international platform” Everett says emphatically.

She recalls first being approached and appointed for the role of Head of Global Player Operations for the Canadian Premier League T20 tournament. “Roy Singh (Founder and CEO of the CPLT20) had contacted one of my players regarding assigning him to the tournament and my player had asked Roy to contact me directly to negotiate a potential signing, from which Roy and I first started speaking. The business model he went onto present to me was a winning one, and his drive and self-motivation reflected my own values and background, so we clicked straightaway!” she states unequivocally.Although her role is to primarily source, negotiate and sign talent from an incredible pool of big-hitting superstars that are currently at the disposal of global T20 league selectors, Everett also assists Singh with the many other facets of the tournament framework and draws on her legal, media and PR experience to provide him with expertise, advice and support.“Our vision is to make the League a one-of-its-kind, in the North American region. We want to be pioneers of the exhilarating global T20 format of the game in this part of the world” Everett states with an engaging assurance that has elevated her onto become one of the most sought after professionals in the industry today.

The Honorable Dr. Alvin Curling – Chairman of the Advisory Board

An independent international affairs consultant and a former Canadian politician and ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Dr. Curling is also a life-long cricket enthusiast. He was the Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly until he resigned in 2005 to accept his diplomatic appointment. “This is a rather ambitious and exciting venture and I’m please to provide whatever advice I can to make it happen,” Dr. Curling said. He recently received the Order of Ontario for having played an important role in shaping government policy addressing youth violence.Dr. Curling’s expertise will be invaluable in helping CPLT20 establish its presence in the Canadian marketplace. “Our Dear friend Dr. Curling has been a cricket fan for over 40 years,” Singh said. “His vast collections of cricket history and his love and passion for this great sport coupled with his vast business acumens will be an asset for the CPLT20 moving forward.”He began working as an educator in 1972, and served as President of the World Literacy of Canada organization from 1981 to 1984, as well as working in the Jamaican Canadian Association.

His political career included serving as a Cabinet Minister as Minister of Housing in 1985, the first black Canadian to hold a Cabinet position in Ontario. He also served as Minister of Skills Development.

Dr. Curling held a position as Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont. and also served as co-chair of the Premier’s Task Force for a review of the Roots of Youth Violence. The Jamaican government has also honoured him with the titles of Rank of Distinction and Commander.

Shiv Chanderpaul – Owner, Director

Former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul brings a wealth of international experience to the growing management team of the Canadian Premier League T20 (CPLT20).The Guyana-born cricketer knows the game inside and out and his incredible knowledge of the game will be invaluable as the league moves forward.

The 39-year-old left-handed batsman is only the second West Indian to score 10,000 Test runs during his illustrious career.

Well-known for his unorthodox batting stance, often described as crab-like, Chanderpaul has scored nearly 20,000 runs in international cricket. In 2008, he was named Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council.

In December 2013, Chanderpaul scored his 29th test century against New Zealand in the 3rd test match, becoming the sixth-highest test run scorer. This was also his 17th unbeaten test ton, a new record and one more than Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Chanderpaul is the recipient of Guyana’s third-highest national award, the Cacique Crown of Honour. Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, in Georgetown, is named after him.

A player since 1994, Chanderpaul has been the backbone of the West Indies battling line-up for more than a decade. Despite his age, Chanderpaul continues to play the game at its highest level.

Mr. George Gordon, VP of Cricket Operations – Cricket Administration

Mr. Gordon was born in Jamaica and his involvement in cricket administration started in 1992 when he became Public Relation Officer of the Inter-Bank Cricket League in Kingston while playing for the National Development Bank. Mr. Gordon moved on to be a member of Kingston Cricket Club where he played his cricket before moving to the Maryland in the United States as an IT Professional in 1999.

It did not take long before Mr. Gordon got back involved in league cricket in Maryland and eventually became the secretary of the cricket league in Maryland – WMCB. Between 2003 and 2008 Mr. Gordon has held these other positions: Manager of the WMCB League Team, Manager of the Atlantic Regional Cricket Team. Secretary of the Atlantic Region. Mr. Gordon has also worked with USACA to plan and staged the Regional and National Tournaments in 2005 in Maryland.

Mr. Gordon is a born leader and was appointed as the President of cricket clubs in Maryland, Orlando and Atlanta over the years.

In 2010 Mr. Gordon started Night Cricket in Orlando Florida. Cricket on a baseball field was unheard of in those parts until then, as a result it generated over 100,000 fans on facebook.

Mr. Gordon sees the Canadian Premier League as the next big Sport in North America. Discussions started with Mr. Roy Singh in September 2013 with the Canadian Premier League and was appointed as VP of Operations.