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[Source: NY Cricket Academy]
The New York Cricket Academy (NYCA) is scheduled to kick-off its inaugural Twenty20 Cricket League in the 2013 Cricket Season.
All matches will be scheduled only on Saturdays, and NYCA invites all teams and players participating in the various leagues to become members of the Twenty20 League in order to improve the standard of cricket played in the New York Tristate area. Players will not be penalized for playing in NYCA's Twenty20 League while playing club cricket in other New York leagues.
NYCA will make sure that all cricket grounds are fully prepared before the start of play, and will also provide cricket balls to all teams.
As it is in any other cricket leagues an annual membership fee is required to participate, but the champions and the runners-up of the league will receive “monetary incentives” from various sponsors.
Businesses and individuals interested in a sponsorship package should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the different sponsorship deals that NYCA has to offer.
For 2012, NYCA plans to stage a mini Twenty20 tournament sometime in late September 2012. Teams interested in participating in this year's tournament should register 15 players by emailing email@example.com before August 31st. The tournament will be played on a knock-out format in which an entry fee of $300 is required per team. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winner of the mini tournament depending on the total number of participants.
NYCA's T20 league will begin in 2013 with eight teams. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2012. An even higher number will be considered for the 2014 cricket season. All applicants can contact the organizers to request a membership applications.
The mission of the New York Cricket Academy is to promote youth cricket while playing competitive Twenty20 cricket, therefore teams interested in applying MUST have at least two U25 players in their 15-man team roster.
NYCA also plans on co-sponsoring a team each year to participate in the US Cricket Open, which is usually held during December in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.