05/07/2009

4 th Annual The Diversity Cup T20 cricket tournament 2009

It is interesting to note that a Twenty20 tournament is being played in the USA from the year 2006 onwards.

The Diversity Cup Cricket Tournament, an annual event that started in 2006, has teams based on nationalities. Four teams, Canada Maple Leafs, India Blues, Pakistan Greens and USA Stars participated in the inaugural year. In 2007, 6 teams participated as Sri Lanka Lions & West Indies Masters joined the other 4 teams.

The teams have a mixture of International, National, First Class and League players from all over USA and even overseas. Mohammad Azharuddin, former captain of India played for India Blues & Rizwan Uz Zaman, former test cricketer from Pakistan played for Pakistan Greens in 2006.

Canada Maple Leafs won the cup in 2006 and the Sri Lanka Lions won the cup in 2007. The Pakistan Greens won the 2008 edition and Javed Miandad fittingly handed over the cup to the winning Pakistan Greens team.

The 2009 edition of the Diversity Cup T20 cricket tournament is set to start in Detroit on July 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Diversity Cup 2009 Schedule:

Group A:

Match # 1: July 4 Saturday 10:00 am at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI
USA Stars Vs West Indies Masters

Match # 2: July 4 Saturday 3:00 pm at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI
India Blues Vs USA Stars

Match # 3: July 5 Sunday 10:00 am at Lyon Oaks County Park, Wixom, MI
India Blues Vs West Indies Masters

Group B:

Match # 4: July 4 Saturday 10:00 am at Lyon Oaks County Park, Wixom, MI
Canada Maple Leafs Vs Sri Lanka Lions

Match # 5: July 4 Saturday 3:00 pm at Lyon Oaks County Park, Wixom, MI
Canada Maple Leafs Vs Pakistan Greens

Match # 6: July 5 Sunday 10:30 am at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI
Pakistan Greens Vs Sri Lanka Lions

Match # 7: FINAL July 5 Sunday 3:30 pm at Bloomer Park, Rochetser Hills, MI
Winner of Group “A” Vs Winner of Group “B”

Awards Ceremony: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI

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