Warner, Babar, Narine Among Other Stars To Light Up GT20 Canada 2024

(MENAFN- IANS) New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) cricket superstars like David Warner, Babar Azam, Sunil Narine along with others set to light up the GT20 Canada 2024 edition with their participation.

The tournament is set to take off in Brampton, Ontario on July 25 and continue till August 11. It will feature some of the superstars of world cricket, along with the finest local talent on display from North America's marquee cricket scene.

Multiple-time world champions Australian cricketers, Warner and Marcus Stoinis, Pakistan heavyweights Babar and Shaheen Afridi, Caribbean stars Narine and Carlos Brathwaite, Bangladesh great Shakib Al Hasan, and the Afghan duo Mohammad Nabi and Naveen
    Haq, will be in action during the six-team franchise-based GT20 Canada 2024 edition.

    The entire Canadian national squad will participate in this edition of the GT20 Canada, including team captain Saad Bin Zafar, top run-scorer Nicholas Kirton, and Aaron Johnson, who recently became the first player to score a half-century on the challenging New York pitch during the ICC T20 World Cup.

    Also joining North America's premier cricket league are Andries Gous and Harmeet Singh Baddhan, both of whom were instrumental in the United States' memorable T20 World Cup campaign.

    Gurmeet Singh Bhamrah, Founder of GT20 Canada, emphasised how the league has played an important role in developing Canadian and North American Cricket.

    "The GT20 Canada continues to play a vital role in the development of the game in Canada. When top international stars regularly rub shoulders with the best domestic talent, it makes a lasting impact on the game's growth in the region."

    Joy Bhattacharya, CEO, GT20 Canada added, "The league was formed with the goal of unlocking the tremendous potential for cricketing growth in the region and by attracting global superstars and providing a platform for local talent. GT20 Canada 2024 is set to elevate the sport, inspire new generations of players and fans, and firmly establish cricket as a major sporting fixture in North America."

    Each of the six franchises have picked six players from the ICC Full Member nations, with a further four from Associate nations in their respective squads, thus building a strong unit of local and global cricketers. This is in addition to every team roster having eight Canadian players, which is a must to grow the sport in the region.

    While Warner will headline the Brampton Wolves squad, Afridi will bolster the Toronto Nationals, along with West Indies allrounder Romario Shepherd. Pakistan skipper Azam, in the company of compatriots Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Rizwan, brings a wealth of experience and class to the Vancouver Knights.

    Meanwhile, Stoinis and Narine will add power and guile to Surrey Jaguars, with the Bangla Tigers Mississauga bolstered by the solid all-round presence of Shakib, who will have the company of the Afghans Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai. Another Afghan star Naveen, along with powerhouse T20 names like Chris Lynn and Sherfane Rutherford, heads to Montreal Tigers, the Champions of 2023 edition.

    The detailed schedule of the tournament will be announced soon.



Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.