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Premier Doug Ford Announces $3m For Cricket Tournament in Brampton

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Premier Doug Ford was at the York Memorial Collegiate this week and thanked the Ontario Schools Cricket Association for inspiring the next generation of cricketers. The Premier said: “We want our young people to discover the joy of playing cricket, which is why we’re providing $3 million for this summer’s GT20 cricket tournament in #Brampton”.

Neil Lumsden, MPP Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport said: “Cricket is the 2nd most popular sport in the world, with a fan base of 2.5 billion cricket. It’s great to join Premier Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, and  the OSCA  to announce we’re investing in the GT20 cricket tournament being held this summer” 

The Ontario Schools Cricket Association (OSCA)  is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization formed to promote a life-long love of physical activity among young people through cricket.

OSCA was formed in 2020,  Successfully, partnering with the community, local municipalities, and school boards, the program grew exponentially over the last decade positively impacting over 5000 schoolchildren annually.

The Global T20 Canada 2023 (GT20 4) is an upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that is scheduled to be held in Canada in 2023. 

This will be the fourth edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament, and the first to be held since the 2019 edition. The tournament will feature eight teams, with each team playing each other in a round-robin format. The top four teams will then progress to the semi-finals, with the winners of those matches meeting in the final.

GT20 Canada is a professional cricket tournament organized by Cricket Canada. 

It is a contest between the top 20 Canadian cricket clubs. The tournament is held every year in the month of June.

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