The GT20 Canada 2019 cricket schedule and tickets at the CAA Centre in Brampton
The opening ceremony was an energetic celebration, bringing worldwide cricket stars to Brampton in preparation for the tournament.
The tournament is in its second season and will include six teams: the Vancouver Knights, Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Edmonton Royals, Winnipeg Hawks and the Brampton Wolves.
The opening game saw Toronto go down to the defending champion Vancouver Knights in front of the home crowd.
According to tournament rules, each team is required to have at least five Canadian players. This means some locals who may not have otherwise made it will be playing alongside some of the world's biggest cricket stars.
@kyle_phillip26 @henrygayle @YUVSTRONG12 among the many international cricketers to kick off @GT20Canada 2019 season meet mascot Katch!!! #Brampton we are ready and waiting @CaaCentre pic.twitter.com/80n3argtp3— Kevin Yarde (@KevinYardeNDP) July 25, 2019
Last year, the Vancouver Knights defeated the Cricket West Indies B Team by seven wickets to win the tournament in the final.
"Canada has a long cricket history, dating back to the 1800s when it participated in the first ever official International cricket match staged in North America vs. the USA," the GT20 website states.
"Along with capturing the imagination of our youth, the Global T20 Canada game is poised to catapult cricket as the world’s leading sport with a continued growth in broadcast viewership."
The rest of the schedule can be found online and the tournament runs until August 11.
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