Is the GT20 helping Cricket in Canada?

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Cricket in North America, not something we hear often. It isn’t as popular in the public compared to sports like baseball, hockey etc. This league is bringing the sport to thousands around Canada and giving opportunities to Canadian players to showcase their talent on the big stage.

The first season which started in King City was a smaller tournament, but in the second season it is bigger and better being held in the CAA Centre in Brampton Ontario Canada. Pakistani cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz and others are also participating in this tournament. Other players like Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle are also playing.

The Global T20 Canada is helping the sport grow in Canada and across North America. Drop in pitches were installed for this tournament and they have been very successful till date. Associate cricket nations have a lot of potential to grow and that is exactly what the GT20 has shown us with local talent and talent from other nations like Scotland and Hong Kong. Soon the Euro T20 will also begin and it will be another platform for associate players to show their cricketing skills.

Cricket is a sport that brings people together and it has certainly done that in Canada during this tournament. In only two years the league has established itself in the cricketing world as one of the leading leagues in the world. Indian and Pakistani fans getting the chance to watch old rivalries like Yuvraj Singh vs Shahid Afridi in the matches, moments like these that bring joy to the crowd.

This is exactly what the cricket fans in Canada were looking for, an opportunity to watch their cricket stars in front of them. The GT20 Canada is a professional cricket league which has become a popular tournament across the globe.