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Canada T20 tournament

Post by jaybro » Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 am

Global T20 Canada, the new six-team franchise league organized by Cricket Canada and Mercuri Group based out of Chennai, will take place between June 28 and July 15.

Each team will play six games in the league phase: an initial round-robin followed by a single-match second round in which the teams will play one other opponent. The top four teams after the league phase advance to the playoffs beginning on July 12.

Similar to the IPL, the top two teams will play in the first playoff, with the winner going into the tournament final while the loser gets a second chance by playing the winner of the first elimination playoff between the third and fourth-placed teams. The final will take place on July 15 at 2pm local time, the same day as the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow.

Though Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini told ESPNcricinfo in February that the tournament would be spread across three venues in the greater Toronto area, the schedule unveiled this week lists all games to be held at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, 25 miles north of downtown Toronto in King City.

Saini had indicated that there may be difficulty getting permits for access to certain venues such as the centrally-located Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, which hosted the Sahara Cup ODI series between India and Pakistan in the late 1990s.

While no permanent infrastructure exists at Maple Leaf CC beyond a small clubhouse, the venue has installed temporary seating in the past to accommodate fans for a quadrangular series in 2008 between Canada, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The Global T20 Canada website lists the seating capacity for the tournament matches at Maple Leaf CC as 7,000, meaning temporary bleachers are expected to be brought in once more for the tournament.

Though the entire tournament will take place at Maple Leaf CC, Global T20 Canada's franchise names represent five cities across Canada as well as one team called "Caribbean All-Stars". The other five teams are the Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Ottawa Royals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks.

The tournament is scheduled to have a player draft on May 26 to fill out team rosters. However, no information has been provided by Cricket Canada or tournament organizers regarding any foreign players in the draft pool or regarding fixed salaries tied to a player's draft slot akin to the Caribbean Premier League. Saini had told ESPNcricinfo in February that only a minimum of four Canada players would be required in each 15-man squad, with no mandate that any Canada players be in a starting XI.
Even Canada can host their own T20 League

I'm sure we will see Raza and a few more guys involved


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Re: Canada T20 tournament

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Thu May 17, 2018 11:07 am

If Raza gets a breakthrough here, he'll catch the eyes of CPL too while being there, and he'll be on his journey for sure...

Time for the Zimbo cricketers to get in touch with Keegan Meth for the ground report from Canada and put themselves in the ring...

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Re: Canada T20 tournament

Post by Jemisi » Fri May 18, 2018 7:00 am

I don't see why Raza or Taylor can't find a T20 gig or two and play for Zim. I am not sure why the discussion always seems to be an either/or situation.

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Re: Canada T20 tournament

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 am

Yes, that's very much possible, but just in Raza's case, with the form he is in, he could start getting noticed all around the world as he plays those one or two T20 leagues and soon has a year-long T20 gigs like a Pollard or a NArine, rendering him with very less time to devote to ZC. But this is a real worst-case scenario for Zim team, might not happen so easily.

In fact, them getting one or two such gigs is good, because a bit of their financial needs are taken care of, and they can continue to represent the country too.

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Re: Canada T20 tournament

Post by Jemisi » Fri May 18, 2018 11:57 pm

Possible, but I don't think Raza is quite good enough to shoulder domestic payers aside in enough leagues

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Re: Canada T20 tournament

Post by harryjon » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 am

I think Canada are more interested in t20 cricket, makes sense as their is more money and opportunity for their players and they have 2 world class t20 spinners in their side.
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