Jayasuriya, Sachin, Afridi, Lara to play in Canada Cup T20 this summer

Here's some exciting news for cricket fans in Canada!

Soon you may be able to see the likes of legendary players like Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Smith and Mike Hussey playing alongside local cricketers and representing their respective home countries in the Canada Cup T20 this summer.

According to Canada Cup T20 's Official Website, plans are under way to include two international players to represent each team. 

This provides a wonderful opportunity for those aspiring cricketers who have always dreamt of representing their home country in T20's.

In March 2008, a meeting between the former Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, Arjuna Ranatunga, and the Canadian Cricket Association officials, paved the way for much needed funding for the Canadian national cricket side. Subsequently, Canada also hosted its biggest cricket tournament, worth $2 million dollars, in October, 2008.

The relationship that the Canadian Cricket Association built with Sri Lanka Cricket also saw the Canadian Cricketers arrive in Sri Lanka for a high performance coaching camp. More of these training programs will take wing in the coming years.

Venue :

The matches will be held in Toronto and King City to entertain scores of cricket fans in July 2010.

Star players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Shahid Afridi, Brian Lara, Graeme Smith, Mike Hussey,  among others are likely to take part in it.

Speaking to SAF, Romesh Malcolm, the cup organizer said - "It will be a dream come true and a lot of encouragement for our local talent to play in a team with world famous players, maybe we'll find another Rizwan Cheema in this cup."

He said participation from international players still needed to be confirmed.

Teams :

Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, England, West Indies, Bangladesh and World IX.


Sujan's picture
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Hilal you must enjoy this series and get us some exclusive Photo, Video content ! like those pics you got for us with the Sri Lankan team in Toronto Airport

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Brilliant news!

Yeah Sujan. I will definitely do more this time. Summer is a good time too.

Anonymous's picture

OMG !! I cant wait. Afridiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!! ahhh ! A dream come turee

Aamir's picture

I hope they dont disappoint us. We are dying to see some action here.

Athula 's picture

Good news!

Srinath's picture

Hi cricket fans - I have already drawn up a proposal and handed over to 'CENTURIONS C.C.' which has already been copied to Ms. R.Saini, Mohamed Shaikh, Pubudu (CC H/Coach), Chandramohan, to play a T-20 among the Test playing countries domiciled players who are actively playing 'top' cricket here in Canada. The overseas 'Pro's will be allowed only if they have played at least a minimum of 01 year cricket in Canada, not the 'Test' stars mentioned by Malcom. Getting the players mentioned in the article will cost a 'Good Packet' and will be practical if we have a Giant Sponsor for the tournament?? Even if it is a reality you must limit the Overseas stars to about 02 per team and give the exposure to the cricketers who are regularly playing tournaments in Canada.

VERY GOOD CONCEPT --- Can Mr.Malcom get in touch with me regarding this please for further discussion?.
Srinath Wijeyeratne - Cordinator/Saints Quad T-20 - Canada
Phone - 905-497-5582

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 Hey. hows the local support for cricket in Canada? Im talking about born and bred Canadians.. ? just curious! 

Deepak's picture

I will be going for this for sure!!!

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I don't think this tournament is going to happen. I don't know who the organizers are, but Sachin, Lara, Afridi?? Come on.... That's just crazy. The Canadian team is trying there hardest to get proper teams out to Canada and you're telling me that these guys are going to come play against Canadian club players.


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this should be better than the stupid IPL where all the players are mixed up.

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