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August 2, 2012
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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