Results Updated: The Vancouver Knights won the first ever season of the Global T20 Canada after defeating Cricket West Indies B in the final to clinch the title. It brought to an end a tournament that can be deemed as successful with a lot of eyeballs from global audiences, one that saw some of the top cricketers in the world take part in it.
The Knights were deserving winners too, having finished the league stage of the Global T20 Canada at the top of the points table, ahead of West Indies B by a single point. Winnipeg Hawks and Edmonton Royals finished third and fourth in the table to qualify for the playoffs but neither side was able to make it to the final as the Knights took on West Indies B in the title-decider.
Among the top batsmen and bowlers were Lendl Simmons, whose 321 runs was the highest runs by a daylight, Rassie van der Dussen, who scored 255 runs, Sherfane Rutherford, another batsman from West Indies B side, Sheldon Cottrell, whose 16 wickets included a match-winning spell in the final, Fawad Ahmed, who also played for the Knights. Interestingly, Cottrell and Fawad finished atop of the bowling charts making it to two bowlers from the Knights side to make the top bowling table.
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The first ever Global T20 Canada league will be played this year and a host of celebrity cricketers from around the world will be a part of this competition including the now-disgraced former Aussie captain Steven Smith.
The tournament that begins from June 28, will see six teams feature in a round-robin format including five from Canada and one from the Windies. These sides will play each other in a 30-game competition that will be followed by the playoffs. The exact format for the Canada T20 league will be revealed soon but it is said this tournament will last for a good part of one month. The match tickets can be purchased on the official site.
Global T20 Canada Teams Squads 2018
The six teams in action in this Global T20 Canada league are as follows: Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks along with that sixth team from the West Indies which will have players completely from the Caribbean. The tournament will be organised in partnership with the Windies cricket board. Global t20 league 2018 team players list is placed below.
|Teams||Global T20 Canada Squads 2018|
|Toronto Nationals||Darren Sammy, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naved Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Farhan Malik, Nitish Kumar, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Umair Ghani
Head Coach: Phil Simmons
|Vancouver Knights||Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon
Head Coach: Donovan Miller
|Winnipeg Hawks||Dwayne Bravo, David Miller, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Ben McDermott, Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq, Junaid Siddiqui, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip
Head Coach: Waquar Younis
|Montreal Tigers||Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, Denesh Ramdin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Ibrahim Khaleel, Dillon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan
Head Coach: Tom Moody
|CWI Representative team||Anthony Bramble (captain), Alick Athanaze, Brandon King, Derval Green,Fabian Allen, Jeremiah Louis, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Obed Mcoy, Roland Cato, Shamar Springer, Sherfane Rutherford
Head Coach: Phil Simmons
|Edmonton Royals||Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Christiaan Jonker, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Ammar Khalid, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Simon Pervez, Abraash Khan
Head Coach: Mohammad Akram
Toronto Nationals have Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard in their line-up but their biggest attraction will be the former Aussie captain Steven Smith, who returns to cricket after being away for three months. Kamran Akmal, Rumman Raees and Usama Mir are some of the Pakistani players in the line-up.
Vancouver Knights went for three Windies cricketers to begin with, bringing in Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Evin Lewis, setting up a very strong batting line-up. What do they have in their bowling then? Tim Southee is the only known face in the attack and he will hope for help from the Associates cricketers.
Their batting-heaviness is compensated by the focus on bowling from Montreal Tigers who have Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine and Thisara Perera in their line-up. If Mohammad Hafeez is allowed to bowl, he will add that to the squad, while Sandeep Lamichanne has already proved his mettle in the IPL.
Shahid Afridi could end up leading the Edmonton Royals but even if he doesn’t, his presence will add star value to the side. There’s Chris Lynn at the top of the order for them while Luke Ronchi can be expected to partner him, with Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir and Wayne Parnell expected to add bowling strength to the line-up.
Winnipeg Hawks have Dwayne Bravo and David Miller but David Warner will be the player to watch out after making his return from his cricket ban. Lendl Simmons and fellow Windies cricketer and Dwayne’s brother Darren will also be a part of this squad, while Fidel Edwards and Rayad Emrit form the bowling attack.
11 Pakistani players signed in the Global T20 Canada League
Edmonton Royals: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman
Toronto Nationals: Kamran Akmal, Rumman Raees, Usama Mir, Hussain Talat
Montreal Tigers: Mohammad Hafeez
Global T20 Canada 2018 Schedule
There will be 22 games in the tournament which will finish on July 16 and all matches will be played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club, a cricket-specific facility just north of Toronto. It will have a capacity of 7,000 seats.
The six teams in action, Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Edmonton Royals, Vancouver Knights, Winnipeg Hawks and a sixth representative team from the Windies, will face each other once apiece, starting from June 28. There will be one game a day over the weekdays that will begin at 4 pm local time (8 pm GMT) and over the weekend there will be two matches that begin at 11 am and 4 pm respectively (3 pm & 8 pm GMT respectively).
There will be a couple of games on Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 6 as well, which will be followed by three Round 2 games on July 10. This second round will see the team finishing first in Round 1 taking on the sixth-ranked side, followed by the second-ranked team play the fifth-ranked team and then the third-ranked team take on the fourth-ranked one.
The playoffs will be held in the same manner as the PSL or IPL where the top two teams face off in a Qualifier and the third and fourth-placed side will play the Eliminator. The winner of the Qualifier will make the final while the loser will play the winner of the Eliminator. The Final will be played on July 15.
In the opening game of the Global T20 League, Toronto Nationals will take on Vancouver Knights while Montreal Tigers play Winnipeg Hawks on day two. June 30 will be the first two-match day that will have Toronto Nationals feature in their second game when they will be up against the Edmonton Royals to be followed by Montreal Tigers take on the Cricket West Indies B Team. The Global T20 Canada schedule for the 2018 season can be found below.
Global T20 Canada 2018 Schedule
|Date||Time||Global T20 Canada Schedule|
|Round 1 Fixtures|
|June 28||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Toronto Nationals won by 6 wickets against Vancouver Knights.|
|June 29||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Winnipeg Hawks won by 46 runs against Montreal Tigers.|
|June 30||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Edmonton Royals won by 8 wickets against Toronto Nationals|
|June 30||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||CWI B Team won by 2 wickets against Montreal Tigers|
|July 1||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Vancouver Knights won by 6 wickets against Winnipeg Hawks|
|July 1||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||CWI B Team won by 3 wickets against Edmonton Royals|
|July 2||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Winnipeg Hawks won by 56 runs against Toronto Nationals|
|July 2||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Vancouver Knights won by 18 runs against Montreal Tigers|
|July 4||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Montreal Tigers won by 16 runs against Edmonton Royals|
|July 5||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||CWI B Team won by 9 wickets against Winnipeg Hawks|
|July 6||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Match abandoned due to wet outfield.|
|July 7||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||CWI B Team won by 8 wickets against Toronto Nationals|
|July 7||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Edmonton Royals won by 5 wickets against Winnipeg Hawks|
|July 8||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Vancouver Knights won by 35 runs against CWI B Team|
|July 8||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Toronto Nationals won by 1 wicket against Montreal Tigers|
|Round 2 Fixtures|
|July 10||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Montreal Tigers won by 6 wickets against CWI B Team|
|July 10||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Vancouver Knights won by 8 wickets against Toronto Nationals|
|July 11||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Winnipeg Hawks won by 8 wickets against Edmonton Royals|
|Playoffs & Final Fixtures|
|July 12||11 AM Local / 3:30 PM PST / 4 PM IST||Playoff 1: CWI B Team won by 6 wickets against Vancouver Knights|
|July 13||4 PM Local / 8:30 PM PST / 9 PM IST||Playoff 2: Winnipeg Hawks vs Edmonton Royals Eliminator|
|July 14||3 PM Local / 7:30 PM PST / 8 PM IST||Playoff 3: Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks Qualifier 2|
|July 15||3 PM Local / 7:30 PM PST / 8 PM IST||CWI B Team vs TBC GT20 Canada Final|
Global T20 Canada Broadcast TV Channels
- UK: FreeSports
- Canada: CBN
- India: Star Sports (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and Hotstar)
- Australia: Fox Sports
- Pakistan: Geo Sports
- Middle East: Orbit Showtime Network
- Bangladesh: Ghazi TV
- Caribbean: Sportsmax
- USA: Hotstar
- MENA: OSN Sports Cricket HD