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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.

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.