The Chandni Banquet Hall in Brampton was the venue on Monday evening, July 17th, for the launch of the Global T20 Canada (GT20) Cricket League.
The GT20 Cricket League is now into its third edition in Canada, making a comeback after a long absence due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In attendance at the launch, was the Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown. There were also other dignitaries, players and public officials who all came and gave their respective presentations, echoing their support for what is set to be a thrilling GT20 Tournament this summer in Brampton.
Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown
Mayor Brown, from the onset, has been a staunch supporter of GT20 Canada. At last night’s launch, he welcomed all the international players and thanked the organisers for their efforts in ensuring that the Tournament returned bigger and better than it was previously.
Once Brampton was confirmed as the Host City, moving away from King City, where the event was previously held back in 2019, Mayor Brown stated, “I’m proud to say that Brampton is hosting the GT20 Cricket Tournament this year! As a healthy and safe city where cricket is especially popular, Brampton is an ideal location for this renowned event. We invite local, national and international audiences to attend what is sure to be a thrilling tournament this summer.”
The 2023 GT20 League will begin on Thursday, July 20th. at the CAA Centre in Brampton.
Six teams will be competing, with a total of 21 matches during the group stage of the Tournament. Each team is set to play seven matches.
According to organisers, the squad strength of each team is capped at 16, with every team allowed six international players - four players from associate nations, and six local players with the aim being to promote the growth of cricket in Canada.
Brampton Wolves Coach making a presentation during the launch event
Below is the list of the competing teams:
The Tournament Final is carded for August 6th, 2023.