MISSISSAUGA: Cricket fans across Ontario had something to cheer about on Saturday as the first-ever Premier’s Cricket Cup was held in Mississauga.
Premier Doug Ford was at the Family Cricket Day at the Mavis Cricket Ground at the Courtney Park Sports Fields in Mississauga to announce the launch of this new tournament for under-19 cricketers. “Cricket is growing in popularity in our province, and I am very proud to have the opportunity to support this great game,” said Premier Ford. “Ever since my time on Toronto City Council, I have always championed cricket as a great way to get outdoors in the summer.
The Premier’s Cricket Cup will give young players representing regions right across the province the opportunity to compete, show off their skills and make new friends.”
Ford tweeted: “Happy to join cricket fans from across Ontario for the launch of the first-ever Premier’s Cricket Cup in Mississauga. It’s great to see so many young players that will have the opportunity to compete and show off their skills while representing regions across the province.”
The Premier’s Cricket Cup will be held in partnership with CIMA Canada and the Ontario Cricket Development Organization, which provide equipment, training and coaching support for schools interested in starting their own cricket programs. Municipal under-19 champions from across Ontario, including Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa and Kitchener/Waterloo, qualify for the opportunity to compete for this provincial championship every year.