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Canada’s largest cricket tournament is coming to Brampton


BRAMPTON, ON (June 4, 2019) – The City of Brampton is excited to announce it will host the Global T20 (GT20) Cricket Tournament in summer 2019!

GT20 is an annual cricket tournament featuring top North American cricket players and some of the biggest names in cricket from around the world.

The tournament’s first season began in June 2018 in King City, Ontario, and the second season will take place from July 25 to August 11, 2019 in Brampton.

The GT20 is the first major T20 cricket tournament held in Canada, and is expected to draw national and international audiences.

Brampton boasts 12 major City-owned cricket fields and four minor-sized fields. Recognizing the popularity of the sport in Brampton, the City has three large cricket projects underway in 2019. Two new full-size cricket fields are being constructed in the 407/Dixie area and at Gore Meadows Community Centre. In addition, Teramoto Park cricket field is getting LED lighting, which will cover the entire field – the first of its kind for a full-sized cricket field in Canada.

For more information about the GT20 tournament, please visit www.gt20.ca.

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“I’m proud to say that Brampton is hosting the GT20 Cricket Tournament this year! As a Healthy and Safe city where cricket is especially popular, Brampton is an ideal location for this renowned event. We invite local, national and international audiences to attend what is sure to be a thrilling tournament this summer.” 

- Mayor Patrick Brown

“GT20 Canada is delighted to make Brampton its new home. This is a natural habitat for cricket to grow and flourish, and we are fully committed to bringing world-class cricket and some of its biggest names to the city. With the support of the City and guidance of Cricket Canada, we are investing at a grassroots level to nurture talent and produce world-class cricketers to serve Canadian cricket in the future. I thank the City of Brampton and Mayor Patrick Brown for their support in bringing us here. Together, we can add Brampton to the global cricket map."

- Gurmeet Singh, Owner, GT20 Canada

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MEDIA CONTACT – CITY OF BRAMPTON
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca  
 
MEDIA CONTACT – GT20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT
Swapnil Thakare
Assistant Media Manager, GT20
647.327.0650 | media@gt20.ca