Global T20 League: Second season begins on July 25

The tourney will comprise a total of 22 matches, including the three play-offs games and the finals to be played on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Vancouver Knights won the title in 2008. Photo: AP

The second season of the GT20 to be played between July 25 to August 11. The Global T20 Cricket League, in association with Cricket Canada, will feature defending champion Vancouver Knights, and home team Toronto Nationals, in the opener. The tournament will comprise a total of 22 matches, including the three play-offs games and the finals to be played on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

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Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini said, “We at Cricket Canada are committed to providing much-needed opportunity and exposure to our players. We will work alongside the GT20 team to make the 2019 edition even more memorable for the players and fans. On behalf of Cricket Canada, I invite the cricket world to Canada.”

'Outstanding event'

In the coming days, GT20 will announce the player registration process along with details of marquee players and the teams' draft roster.

Brian Lara, the West Indian legend and the brand ambassador of the league, said, “I was there to see the first edition of the league and was enormously impressed with the overall quality of cricket. Despite a few hiccups, Cricket Canada and GT20 team delivered an outstanding event. The hallmark of the event was a local boy Saad Bin Zafar winning the Man of the Match in the all-important final in the presence of stars like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. It proves that cricketers from these countries need these kind of endeavours to prove their talent. I hope GT20 season 2 will take cricket to greater heights in the North America region.”