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Global T20 Schedule 2023 (Canada) GT20 Match Dates, Timing, Teams and Venues

Full coverage of Global T20 Schedule in Canada with live scores, latest news, videos, schedule, match dates, results and ball by ball commentary. Season 3 of GT20 will be held from July 20th to August 6th, 2023.

Global T20 Schedule 2023 (Canada) Match Dates, Timing, Teams and Venues

The Global T20 Schedule 2023 has been confirmed where six teams will play a total of 25 matches during 18-days long tournament starting from July 20th. The final of the Global T20 (GT20) is set for Sunday August 6th, 2023. All matches will be hosted by Brampton Sports Park. Below is the full GT20 Schedule 2023 with complete fixtures and time table of all matches, dates, venues and timing of matches in GMT and Local EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Upcoming Matches – Global T20 Schedule

Jul 20, ThuTBC vs TBCBrampton Sports Park
Aug 6, SunTBC vs TBCBrampton Sports Park
Please note that Global T20 Schedule may be subject to change for any reason as may be required in the sole discretion of Cricket Canada.

Global T20 Canada 2023 Edition (Season 3) Announced

After a three-year break, the Canadian Men’s T20 cricket tournament is making a comeback, announced Cricket Canada and Global T20 management. The tournament is scheduled to run from July 20th to August 6th, 2023, at the Brampton Sports Park, with six teams participating in 25 matches over the 18-day period. Each of the six teams will consist of 16 players from various cricketing nations, ensuring broad representation. Each team will feature two globally renowned marquee players, three members of the Canadian National team, and three emerging Canadian cricketers.

Previous editions of the Global T20 tournament featured famous cricketers like Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, and Steve Smith, who left a significant mark on the audience with their performances. Esteemed mentors like Wasim Akram and Brian Lara also contributed to the tournament’s prestige. Cricket Canada President Rashpal Bajwa expressed his enthusiasm for the tournament’s return, seeing it as a crucial platform for promoting Canada’s cricket status. Similarly, the Global T20 management is excited for the return of the GT20 Canada and believes that it represents a new chapter for cricket in North America, aiming to inspire a new wave of cricket enthusiasts and contribute to the sport’s growth and development.

Global T20 Schedule Format

The tournament is played in two rounds namely round-1 and round-2 as per latest Global T20 schedule. In total each team plays six matches in the league stage. The top four ranked teams based on the points will qualify for the Playoffs.

Round-1The six teams played in round-robin format where each team played the other once.
Round-2Each team plays an additional match in round 2. 
Playoff 1The top-2 teams in the points table will play the playoff 1.
KnockoutThe 3rd and 4th placed team will play the Knockout.
Playoff 3The loser of playoff 1 and winner of knockout will play the playoffs 3.
FinalThe winner of playoff 1 and playoff 3 will play the final. The winner eventually lifts the title.
WinnerLifts the title

Teams Participating in the league

A total of six teams participate in the GT20 league. Earlier, in 2018 there was a team from Caribbean islands called Cricket West Indies B team. The very next year West Indies B team was replaced by Brampton Wolves.  

1. Winnipeg Hawks

Winnipeg Hawks is a team led by Dwayne Bravo – who has loads of experience of playing different T20 tournaments around the world. Legendary Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis is the coach of this side.

The Winnipeg Hawks have a good mix of international stars like JP Duminy and Chris Lynn and local Canadian stars like Rizwan Cheema and Hiral Patel.

2. Vancouver Knights

Chris Gayle’s led Vancouver Knights had won the 1st edition by defeating the Cricket West Indies B team in the final. Jamaican born former cricketer Donovan Miller is the coach of this side.

Over the years, the Vancouver Knights has been a West Indies dominant side, where international players like Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis and Hayden Walsh were a part of this team.

3. Brampton Wolves

Brampton Wolves team is the latest addition to the GT20 Canada. Earlier there were plans to form a new team called the New York Legends.  But, the plan to include a US based team was dropped. Eventually, Brampton Wolves had replaced the Cricket West Indies B team in the 2nd edition of GT20.

Kiwi’s left handed opener Colin Munro was the skipper of the Wolves in the previous season, while West Indies national team coach Phil Simmons was the coach of the Brampton Wolves.

4. Edmonton Royals

Edmonton Royals is a team led by Mohammed Hafeez and coached by Stephen Fleming. They didn’t have the greatest of season in the previous edition as they finished in the bottom position of the point-table.

5. Toronto Nationals

Toronto Nationals is a team full of entertainers led by the stylish batsman Yuvraj Singh and coached by Geoff Lawson. After a disappointing performance in the  inaugural edition, where they finished bottom, the Toronto Nationals had finally qualified in the top-4 in the 2nd edition. However, despite scoring mammoth 238 runs in the Knockout, the Nationals failed to defend the DLS par total.

Heinrich Klaasen and Rodrigo Thomas were the key performers with the bat in the previous season, while Chris Green was the key performer with the ball.

6. Montreal Tigers

George Bailey led side, Montreal Tigers is a very strong team of GT20 canada.  Lasith Maling was a key performer for the Tigers in the 1st edition.

There was once instance, where a match of Montreal Tigers was delayed for two hours due to a bomb threat as a suspicious package was found in the venue which was later removed. The play eventually was resumed with 12 overs of gameplay per side.

Team Records

Vancouver Knights are the winners of inaugural season (2018) of GT20. David Warner led side – the Winnipeg Hawks are the defending champions of GT20.

Winners by Year –

2019Winnipeg HawksVancouver KnightsWon super over by 5 runs
2018Vancouver KnightsCricket West Indies BWon by 7 wickets

Top 10 Run Scorers

JP Duminy has scored the most runs in the history of GT20. He has scored 332 runs at an average of 83 with a massive strike rate of 167.67. He was also awarded the player of the tournament in the previous season.

JP Duminy332
Heinrich Klaasen326
Shaiman Anwar296
Chris Lynn295
Rodrigo Thomas291
Chris Gayle277
Shoaib Malik213
Rassie Van Der Dussen208
Chadwick Walton198
Lendl Simmons177

Top 10 Wicket Takers

Ish Sodhi has taken the most number of wickets in GT20 Canada. He has taken 12 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 14.58 and a strike rate of 11.

Ish Sodhi12
Chris Green11
Shadab Khan9
Rayad Emrit9
Ben Cutting8
Saad Bin Zafar8
Jeremy Gordon8
Zahoor Khan7
Hayden Walsh7
Daniel Sams7

About Global T20 Canada

Global T20 Canada is Canada’s franchise T20 tournament played once in every year. This league was started by Cricket Canada with help of ICC’s approval to start a league outside the Caribbean islands. The first edition of GT20 league was played in June 2018. The tournament usually goes on for 15 days according to Global T20 Schedule announcement.

Canada’s national team has an old history of international cricket since the 19th century. They were one among the teams to participate in the first ever international match played in 1844. However, it is unfortunate that Canada is currently not amongst the top-level teams in the world. With the influence of USA’s baseball sport, the Canadians have lost interest and popularity in cricket which has been the  main reason for the fall of cricket in Canada.

So in order to bring back interest in cricket among the Canadian locals, the Cricket Canada board had decided to start a Global T20 league in Canada. The specialty of this league is that, GT20 has only 4 local Canadian players the remaining 7 players are overseas stars. Unlike other leagues whose aim is to develop young local talent, the GT20 league aims to bring the biggest international players under one roof to compete against each other. 

Learn more about Global T20 Schedule:

Global T20 Schedule Information on Wikipedia
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Cricket Canada official website
Follow Canada Cricket updates on Twitter

Global T20 Schedule FAQs

When and where will the 2023 T20 tournament be held?

The T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from July 20th to August 6th, 2023, at the Brampton Sports Park.

How many teams will participate in the tournament and how many matches will be played?

Six teams will participate in the tournament and will play a total of 25 matches during the 18-days long event.

What is the composition of each team in the tournament?

Each franchise will have a diverse team of 16 players. This will include two globally acclaimed marquee players, three players from the Canadian National team, and three emerging Canadian Cricketers.

Who are some of the notable players and mentors from the past editions of the Global T20 tournament?

Renowned players from past editions include Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, David Warner, Steve Smith, Brendon McCullum, and Thisara Perera. Mentors such as Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, and Mahela Jayawardene have also contributed to the tournament’s success.

What is the significance of the Global T20 for Cricket Canada?

As Cricket Canada regains its ODI status, the Global T20 serves as a pivotal platform for the nation’s campaign to be among the top Associate Nations.