Toronto quadrangular now to begin Oct 10

August 16th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  


Karachi, Aug 16 (IANS) A four-nation Twenty20 cricket tournament in Canada which was supposed to take place in August will now be played in Toronto from Oct 10-13. According to a spokesman of the tournament organisers, Pakistan, Canada, West Indies and Bangladesh - the four participating teams in the contest - have agreed to the new dates of the event, which is aimed at reviving international cricket in Canada.

The Toronto quadrangular was scheduled to take place this month but was postponed after the West Indians failed to sign a memorandum of understanding with the event’s organisers. Pakistan, Bangladesh and hosts Canada had signed the MoUs for the event.

The spokesman said that this time the West Indian Cricket Board has given an assurance that it would soon sign a contract that would commit its team’s participation in the tri-nation tournament. He said the other three competing nations have also agreed to the new dates.

The tournament is to be organised by a Pakistani business house that plans to bring more international action to Canada including a series between old rivals India and Pakistan next year.

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