Brampton Wolves eliminated from GT20 cricket tournament by champs Montreal Tigers
Published August 8, 2023 at 1:36 pm
Brampton’s hometown team got beat by the best of the best at the GT20 cricket tournament finals last weekend, falling to the Montreal Tigers in a tense match that saw the visiting club head to the championship-winning game.
The contest moved into the final stages on Friday (Aug. 4) with the Wolves ranked in 4th place just one loss away from elimination as they took on the 3rd place Montreal Tigers. A win would have kept the Wolves in contention and sent them off to the Q2 qualifying round, but the team fell behind and lost the match by nine wickets.
The Tigers’ win saw them head to the Q2 qualifier where they took down the Vancouver Knights by just one wicket before a close-fought final showing against the Surrey Jaguars who entered the playoffs in 1st place.
Montreal took the top spot in this year’s tournament after defeating the Jaguars by five wickets on Sunday, closing out the tournament for another year.
The 2023 competition marked the third year of the GT20 tournament after a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has invested more than $2 million into cricket amenities in Brampton recently and another $7 million allocated for future projects as Brampton is looking to position itself as “the cricket capital of Canada” as Mayor Patrick Brown likes to say.
“Season 3 showed the endless potential of Canadian Cricket and solidified Brampton’s and Ontario’s position on the global map of this fantastic sport,” the mayor said in a post on Twitter thanking the teams for their participation and congratulating the Tigers on their win.
Some of the approved enhancements for cricket facilities across Brampton include:
- Kwality Sweets Cricket Pitch at Andrew McCandless Park – Two added shade structures with power access and installation of a four-lane cricket batting cage.
- Save Max Sports Centre – Installation of a four-lane cricket batting cage.
- Batsman Park Options – Consideration of two to four shade shelter sails or shade structures to be added, in consultation with the community and for consideration in the 2024 budget.
- Teramoto and Emancipation Parks Options – Consideration of two shade shelter sails or shade structures to be added at each park, in consultation with the community and for consideration in the 2024 budget.
The City is also accepting expressions of interest to develop the CAA Centre and City Lands site into a multi-use cricket stadium, retail and entertainment hub.
The City has previously heard proposals from Cosmos Sports & Entertainment to build a 20,000-seat, $100 million stadium as the centrepiece of the site that included a public-private partnership for the facility.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising