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Global T20 Canada League To Feature Chris Gayle, Steve Smith

Cricketers including Chris Gayle and Steve Smith lead the field of cricket talent that will headline Global T20 Canada, a new professional Twenty20 league. Along with the players, Cricket Canada and Mercuri Canada revealed the logo, teams and venue for the league, the first to be fully staged in North America. It will run from June 28-July 15. The league will consist of six teams, five representing Canadian cities -- Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks -- with a sixth, a Cricket West Indies representative team, consisting of players from the Caribbean. Teams will be stocked with players through a draft that will take place on May 31. Four roster spots will be set aside for Canadians. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, a cricket-specific facility just north of Toronto that will be expanded to a capacity of 7,000 seats (Global T20 Canada).