Massachusetts State Cricket League (MSCL) is very excited to announce the third edition of “sMASSh T20 Carnival” for 2016 during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, September 3, 4 and 5 (Sat-Mon), 2016. Last month a Facebook campaign was initiated. This year it is going to be 12 teams participating in the tournament.
This year’s cash prizes will total $10,000. This year’s entry fee is $750. per team and covers tournament registration fee, Umpires’ fees, and balls. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the fields.
Please note that there are no restrictions on players’ (local or outside) participation, and no previous team rankings will be taken under consideration. Local teams can collaborate and form a team if a few of their players are unavailable during the long weekend. All teams will be allocated to four pools based on fresh draws. sMASSh T20 Carnival 2016 is expecting each team will play a minimum of three matches before the playoffs. If any team has plans to bring international players, please notify the sMASSh T20 Carnival 2016 officials, so that they may highlight the players in the ongoing advertising and promotional campaigns.
sMASSh T20 Carnival 2015 had few sponsors last year, and this year they are hopeful that more sponsors will be a part of the event. There are various sponsorship packages available including advertising (banners) on the tournament’s website. If you wish to advertise your club, events, or business, or know any potential sponsors please reach out to the event committee for additional sponsorship information. Adi Sports USA is the Official Ball provider for the tournament along with prizes for Best Batsman, Best Bowler and Best Fielder.
Finally, sMASSh T20 Carnival 2016 need lots of volunteers and support personnel. If anyone would like to be a part of the committee to help during the Labor Day Weekend, please reach out to the sMASSh T20 Carnival 2016 committee. The organizing committee is asking all cricket fans to spread the word about the event among team members, businesses and social communities.
Summary / Highlights:
Cash Prize – $10,000
Winners – $7000
Runners – $3000
Entry Fee – $750
Covered in fees – Tournament registration, Umpires’ fees, and balls
Total Pools – 4 with 3 teams each.
Format – Teams will based in 4 pools. The winner of each pool will advance to playoffs
No. of games each team will play – minimum 3 (based on total teams registered)
Team Pools/Draws – Week of August 17 (live webcast)
Schedule release date – August 29, 2016
Tournament dates – September 3, 4, 5 (Sat, Sun, Mon)
Team Clothing – Teams will be responsible for their own color jerseys & trousers (No white clothing allowed)
Live scoring / tweets provided for all games
Commentary and live telecast of Semis and Finals on MSCL Channel/Website
Event organizers – MSCL Executive Committee
Sponsorship – Ravi, Sandeep, Barry, Nitin
Finance / Budgets – Barry, Nitin
Promotions / Campaigns – Sandeep, Nitin
Schedules & Tournament Rules – Buffong, Mangesh
Umpiring Committee – Mangesh, Judge, Tony
Team Registrations – Sandeep, Nitin, Ravi
Boston Tridents, Brooklyn Blitz, Combined XI, Commonwealth CC, Crowned Eagles, Enforcers, Golden Eagles, Juggernauts, MSCL United, MVCC, Punjab CC, and Southern Connecticut Cricket Association.
All the venues are Matting Pitches.
Franklin Field 1: Harambee Park, Westview St, Boston, MA 02124
Franklin Field 2: Harambee Park, Westview St, Boston, MA 02124
Franklin Park: Franklin Park Playstead, Pierpont Road, Boston, MA 02121
sMASSh T20 Schedule
|Day||Date||Time||Type||Venue||Team 1||Team 2|
|Saturday||Sept 3||8:45am||RR||Franklin Field 1||MVCC||SCTCA|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 1||SCTCA||Combined XI|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 1||Combined XI||Crowned Eagles|
|8:45am||RR||Franklin Field 2||MSCL United||Crowned Eagles|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 2||MSCL United||Commonwealth|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 2||Commonwealth||MVCC|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Park||Golden Eagles||Brooklyn Blitz|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Park||Boston Tridents||Punjab CC|
|Sunday||Sept 4||8:45am||RR||Franklin Field 1||Golden Eagles||Enforcers|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 1||Enforcers||Boston Tridents|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 1||Boston Tridents||Brooklyn Blitz|
|8:45am||RR||Franklin Field 2||Juggernauts||Brooklyn Blitz|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 2||Punjab CC||Juggernauts|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Field 2||Punjab CC||Golden Eagles|
|8:45am||RR||Franklin Park||MVCC||Crowned Eagles|
|12:00pm||RR||Franklin Park||Combined XI||Commonwealth|
|3:00pm||RR||Franklin Park||MSCL United||SCTCA|
|Monday||Sept 5||10:00am||SF1||Franklin Field 1||E1||F2|
|Monday||Sept 5||10:00am||SF2||Franklin Field 2||F1||E2|
|Monday||Sept 5||1:30pm||Franklin Field 1||SUPER SIXES COMPETITION|
|Monday||Sept 5||2:30pm||Finals||Franklin Field 1||SF1 Winner||SF2 Winner|