Global T20 Canada 2019

For discussion of all aspects of Canadian cricket
Post Reply
ray
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 am

Global T20 Canada 2019

Post by ray » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:20 am

Cricket Canada has opened player registration for the 2019 tournament: https://cricketcanada.org/gt20-player-r ... ions-2019/

Interestingly, a list of ICC Approved/Disapproved leagues on the CC site does not yet show 2019 GT20 Canada : https://cricketcanada.org/icc-approved- ... ed-events/.

ray
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 am

Re: Global T20 Canada 2019

Post by ray » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:34 pm

Scheduling of the 2019 tournament may be even more of a challenge than the last one. The Cricket World Cup (May 30 - July 14) will occupy the window in which the GT20 Canada was played last year. ICC would likely enforce a ban on approved tournaments going opposite their showcase event. Regardless, the attention of the prospective audience, domestically and abroad, will be focused on the games in England and Wales.

Starting after the CWC puts the GT20 into the failing light of mid-July evenings meaning the organizers will have to go with floodlights. Later starting times may even work better for local spectators. Then the scheduling of the Caribbean Premier League will come into play. If the timing is to be similar to the 2018 CPL, the GT20's window would be very tight.

LeScotsman
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 4:12 pm

Re: Global T20 Canada 2019

Post by LeScotsman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm

When you have $10.5 million to lose annually, anything is possible!

ray
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 am

Re: Global T20 Canada Trials

Post by ray » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:18 pm

The announcement of the GT20 trials and annual contracts represents an outlay of $720K (18 players x $40K average/player). Big boost for CC in addition to the $500K+ operating fee they already receive.

https://cricketcanada.org/gt20-canada-t ... uncements/
"Players will qualify for daily per diems as per the normal established rate while on tour for Cricket Canada, and during GT20 games plus any other related training tours out of Canada."
The wording in the announcement suggests the contracted players would receive a standard salary and not get additional money for participating in the GT20. But I could be wrong on that. Either way the investment indicates there will be substantially more Canadian content in the GT20 for 2019.

I like that Toronto (far and away the major centre of Canadian cricket) is being set up as the hub of Cricket excellence. Hopefully, the top young players are attracted to the GTA to establish the best standard possible going forward. However, any relocating players will want to know that Mercuri will be back for many more seasons to come. Indeed all CC's new programs are dependent on Mercuri's ability to sustain losses and eventually attract audiences. All the eggs are in the one basket.

Post Reply