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by LeScotsman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Global T20 Canada 2019

When you have $10.5 million to lose annually, anything is possible!
by LeScotsman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Inverhaugh Cricket Club
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Inverhaugh Cricket Club

Sad to see the end of an era but many congratulations on the outstanding work and success of the last 2.5 decades. No one else could have done it. Great memories of playing there, with its unrivalled setting and hospitality. Best of luck in your next projects.
by LeScotsman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

The world has moved on lightyears in 10 years. Ten years ago, televised cricket was much harder to find in North America, or even on the internet. The IPL was a baby. The whole world wasn't glued to screens in the palms of their hands every minute. To understand what's going on, it's important to un...
by LeScotsman
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

Reports of around 700 people today...for two games! This is beyond nightmares for ticket sales.
by LeScotsman
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

Just 250 people went to the game yesterday! This is sad.
by LeScotsman
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

In terms of a spectacle, a very good game to start. Clearly, the organisers have worked very hard on logistics and deserve great credit for that. A bit of rough around the edges is understandable with such a rushed set up (bizarre that they 'were planning this for 5 years', but waited for the last 5...
by LeScotsman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

Multiple players stuck overseas without visas: https://www.thenational.ae/sport/cricket/uae-cricketers-in-race-against-time-to-reach-canada-for-inaugural-global-t20-1.744112 Have heard it's the same with the Pakistani players. Don't know if Boom Boom got through. Sohail Tanvir made it. Don't know ab...
by LeScotsman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

I think we have to be realistic and look at other models around the world. If this tournament manages to run its 22 games, it will be a logisitical achievement - a miracle in such a short time - but likely a financial disaster that will not see a repeat. Even first class cricket, and list A cricket,...
by LeScotsman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

They’d have to sell more than 13,500 tickets per game for 22 games to break even, with a max capacity of 7,000. The economics of this are very silly. If the sun shines, they might get 10,000 on the holiday weekend, and maybe 7,000 for the final. But it won’t be enough. If you put $7million dollars i...
by LeScotsman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Cricket in Canada- general
Topic: Global T20 Canada
Replies: 123
Views: 9404

Re: Global T20 Canada

It could be like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where 5 golden tickets have been hidden inside 5 copies of Wisden Cricket Monthly. Do you think the million-dollar prize will be for one of those lucky spectators? ‘Congratulations! I hand over this tournament and its debts to you, young Timmy!’