Canada news August 2, 2012

Canada announces new national league

ESPNcricinfo staff

Canada's inaugural multi-format National Cricket League, involving five teams representing different regions, will be played from August 2 to August 11 at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario. The tournament starts with a 50-over leg from August 2 to 5 followed by a Twenty20 leg from August 6 to 11.

Country's top 21 high performance cricketers and 44 elite cricketers have been divided among the five teams - Pacific Edge, Eastern Fury, Western Stallions, Prairie Fire and Central Shield. Canada's national team captain Jimmy Hansra will lead the Pacific Edge team while allrounder Rizwan Cheema has been appointed the captain for Eastern Fury.

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  • Karandeep on August 2, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    Agree with you COOLANKA. The Canadian board thinks that they don't need to go beyond expat population but they complain about lack of money (majority of which comes from the mainstream compaines). What an irony?

  • nilantha on August 2, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    all the canadian players from asia that's why they can't compete as a nation. if a country play any game they must have more native players than others, i don't think they can come up and play competitive cricket.

  • Dummy4 on August 2, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    Will Cricinfo be covering this like they did with the EAPL?

  • Dummy4 on August 2, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    Good News and Good luck this will encourage playrs in other region to compete and if they will get good young players for the future.

  • narbavi on August 2, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    Good luck i am sure you guys are better than Bangladesh team minus shakib, you just need a platform to prove yourself against them!!

  • Martin on August 2, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Let's hope this is a big step forwards for a country that has been going backwards since 2003.

  • Ben on August 2, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Good news to hear from Canada. Always up there in the Associate rankings yet never seem to be able to beat a full member. Hopefully this gives them a bit more competition which should harden them up to make them more competitive.

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