TORONTO, Canada – The Global T20 Canada match Friday between Edmonton Royals and Vancouver Knights Friday was cancelled due to wet field conditions at Maple Leaf Cricket Club caused by a thunderstorm Thursday evening.
Each team will receive one point in the standings.With the point, Vancouver moves into sole possession of second place with five points, while Edmonton moves up into fourth at three points, in the six team league.
Venue staff attempted to prepare the field for play ahead of the match’s 11:00 a.m. North America Eastern Standard Time scheduled start. After a delay, league officials, upon a final field inspection at 1:30 p.m., deemed the field unplayable and called the match.
All fans that purchased tickets will receive a refund.
Play will resume Saturday with Toronto Nationals facing unbeaten Cricket West Indies B Team at 11:00 a.m. and Winnipeg Hawks taking on Edmonton at 4 p.m.
The inaugural edition of Global T20 Canada – the first pro Twenty20 cricket league to be fully staged in North America – runs from June 28 to July 15, 2018. It features many of cricket’s top international stars including Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Daren Sammy, Lasith Malinga, Steve Smith, Sunil Narine and David Miller.
Tickets for round two matches and the playoffs are on sale and available at www.gt20.ca or at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club ticket office.