There have not been any tournaments at the national level in any format in some fifteen months and there certainly have not been any national tournaments on turf wickets in the US in the last two years.
[Source: ACF Media Release]
The Inaugural T20 Tournament presented by the American Cricket Federation and hosted by Southern California Cricket Association (SCCA) at Woodley Park in Los Angeles has attracted a host of teams from across USA.
Let the clash begin!This first ever national level inter-league T20 tournament presented by ACF is expected to provide a springboard for upcoming talent. The tournament will be played over the Columbus Day weekend (October 6-8).
Teams representing Minnesota Cricket Association, Michigan Cricket Association, Cricket League of New Jersey, Washington Metropolitan Cricket Board, Southern Connecticut Cricket Association, Midwest Cricket Conference and Massachusetts State Cricket League are participating in addition to the hosts (SCCA) and a team from northern California.
The participating teams welcomed an opportunity to play on turf wickets in Los Angeles and test their strength against their peers from across the country. There have not been any men's tournaments at the national level in any format in some fifteen months and there certainly have not been any men's national tournaments on turf wickets in the US in the last two years.
"We are very excited to be going to LA to showcase our talent and compete against some of the best cricketing talent in the country. Being able to do so on turf and in the best cricketing facility in the USA, that's icing on the cake," Rajiv Shah, Manager of the team representing the Midwest Cricket Conference said about the tournament.
All the participating teams have been encouraged to include U19 cricketers in their squads and ACF announced that an award will be presented to the best U19 cricketer at the tournament.
Speaking on the occasion, Kamal Azeez, the tournament organizer said: “We are fortunate enough in LA that we can play cricket well into November. We are excited to be hosting this tournament on the turf wickets at Woodley. For cricketers who have never played here, this will be an experience to remember.”
“Preparations are being made to enable live internet coverage,” Azeez added.
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