Canadian participation in Global T20

Thanks to Ray on the forum for doing the math
“The 2019 edition of GT20 featured 24 Canadians making a total of 117 appearances (not counting the 3 matches that were not completed). This compares to 14 making 37 appearances in the inaugural event. Of course, there was an extra local team this year with Brampton Wolves replacing West Indies B. Nevertheless, that makes average of 6.15 Canadians appearing in each match in year two – well above the 4 that were required under the regulations. So no problem going to a minimum of 3 Canadians in the playing XI for 2020.”

It certainly appears that Cricket Canada’s objective in supporting the GT20 in order to raise the profile of the game in Canada, and to provide top level experience for Canadian qualified players is proving successful. There were some excellent performances from Canadian qualified players, and it will be interesting to see if this experience translates to an improved T20 performance by the national team.

The tournament also got good exposure through mainstream coverage on TSN, and the attendance at the ground was much better than last year at King City. There were still issues, of course, with the dispute over player pay, a ground that really was too small for top-level cricket, and wickets that were at times challenging. Overall though, this should be considered a successful event.

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