Toronto, Canada: The Global T20 Cricket League, Canada, in association with Cricket Canada announced the tournament dates of this year’s GT20 Canada Championship on Tuesday.
The second season of the GT20 will start on Thursday, July 25, with defending champions Vancouver Knights taking on the home team, Toronto Nationals, in what promises to be a thrilling battle.
President of Cricket Canada, Mr. Ranjit Saini, said, “Canada cannot wait for the action to begin. We at Cricket Canada are committed to providing much-needed opportunity and exposure to our Canadian players. We will work alongside the GT20 team to make the 2019 edition even more memorable for the players and fans. On behalf of Cricket Canada, I invite the cricket world to Canada.”
The tournament will comprise a total of 22 matches including the three playoffs games and the finals to be played on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Promoter and owner of the GT20 Canada, Mr. Gurmeet Singh was upbeat about what one could expect from the tournament. “After a roaring success of season one, where we reached more than 50 million cricket fans across the world, I am looking forward to the second edition of the GT20. We promise to deliver a bigger, better and stronger cricketing spectacle this season. I am thankful to Cricket Canada for entrusting us with this responsibility. We have a very robust system in place to produce another world-class cricketing event that reflects the best of Canada.”
In the coming days, GT20 will announce the player registration process along with details of marquee players and the teams’ draft roster.
Brian Lara, the West Indian legend and the brand ambassador of the league, said, “I was there to see the first edition of the league and was enormously impressed with the overall quality of cricket. Despite a few hiccups, Cricket Canada and GT20 team delivered an outstanding event. The hallmark of the event was a local boy Saad Bin Zafar winning the Man of the Match in the all-important finals in the presence of stars like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. It proves that cricketers from these countries need these kinds of endeavors to prove their talent. I hope GT20 season two will take cricket to greater heights in the North America region.”