pro T20 league coming to USA?

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timmyj51
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pro T20 league coming to USA?

Post by timmyj51 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:33 pm

USACricket website announces that they are accepting proposals
to start T20 pro league in USA by 2021. Proposals have to be submitted
by Jan. 4. Going to be VERY interesting to see how this works out considering
the failures of CPL, All-Stars, etc. Their proposal guidelines omit the most
important requirement: how are they going to attract mainstream Americans
to the game? To just jump into a full fledged league without sorting that out will
suicidal, as Mercuri painfully discovered.

ray
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Re: pro T20 league coming to USA?

Post by ray » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Wonder whether Mercuri would want to bet "double or nothing" on North American market and put in a proposal.

Doing the whole flying across USA makes no more sense there than in Canada. "Toronto" and "New York" divisions with some cross-over matches is more workable. Just dispense with the charade of city names and go for names like Eagles, Freedom, etc.

Of course, it will be twice as expensive and there is still the problem of engaging the Toronto/New York locals and keeping them engaged for say 3 weeks. Finding a suitable venue in New York is another issue. However, the U.S. market is larger and will automatically garner more interest from around the world. American business is also more willing to spend advertising $$ than their conservative Canadian counterparts. Also, if Mercuri were to reach a deal they eliminate competition (for players and audience) for the GT20 Canada.

timmyj51
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Re: pro T20 league coming to USA?

Post by timmyj51 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:13 am

What makes you think Americans sponsors are going to be more willing to support cricket?????
Have Pepsi, Nike, the beer peddlers. etc., been flocking to Lauderhill????
Anyhow, looking at this request for proposals it seems USACricket wants this organization
to completely take over cricket development in the states; to promote the game in schools, colleges,
with kids, women, to provide facilities etc etc.

timmyj51
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Re: pro T20 league coming to USA?

Post by timmyj51 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:02 pm

USACricket website says they've received over twenty intent to submit
proposals for USA T20 tourney. Will they make the names of these applicants public?

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