Global T20 Canada Cricket League Begins
Global T20 Canada Cricket League Begins: Global T20 tournament that begins on Thursday will help give the sport a big boost in the country.
The inaugural six-team tournament in the Twenty20 format runs till 15th July with 96 cricketers drawn from around the globe and across Canada. The #Global T20 league Canada match will be held from 28th June to 15th July 2018.
The Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Winnipeg Hawks, Edmonton Royals and Vancouver Knights join a Cricket West Indies B team at the tournament, which will take place at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club north of Toronto in King City.
Each of the five domestic teams features four Canadians. The number of Canadians is expected to rise in future years.
The Canadian teams are coached by Jamaica’s Donovan Miller (Vancouver), Trinidad’s Phil Simmons (Toronto), Pakistan’s Waqar Younis (Winnipeg), Australia’s Tom Moody (Montreal) and Pakistan’s Mohammad Akram (Edmonton).
Windies’ #Darren Sammy (Toronto), #Chris Gayle (Vancouver) and #Dwayne Bravo (Winnipeg), Sri Lanka’s #Lasith Malinga (Montreal) and Pakistan’s #Shahid Afridi (Edmonton) offer star power as team captains.
Former Australia captain #Steve Smith (Toronto) and Vice-captain #David Warner (Winnipeg) return to action after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa that earned them one-year bans from #Cricket #Australia although they are allowed to play club cricket overseas.
You can watch the matches live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Canadians who want to watch will have to sign up for CBN, one of Asian Television Network’s 55 channels here, or watch online via Hotstar. There are also broadcast partners in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Middle East, Caribbean, Australia and United Kingdom.
A normal T20 match lasts between three and 3 1/2 hours — “about the same time as a baseball game but there’s a lot more happening during the T20 game,” Harper notes. Tickets start at $30 and go all the way up to $22,124 for an air conditioned box that seats 20.
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