Tuesday, February 15, 2011

British Sports In The USA

It's an exciting time to be a fan of traditional British sports. This week I have some news about T20 Cricket, The Orlando City Soccer Club and The 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

Cricket is the second most viewed sport in the world. I spoke with Yog Melwani about T20 Cricket and how they are revolutionising cricket in America.

Twenty20 Cricket Association, LLC (T20CA) is a US-based entity organizing and promoting the most exciting format of Cricket, Twenty20 Cricket. There is a growing hunger in America for organized T20 Cricket.  T20CA is satisfying that hunger by propelling a nation wide change of direction in US Cricket - for all ages.

The T20CA League is an American T20 Night Cricket League, which consists of two divisions, currently with a total of ten teams. These teams will compete in the T20CA Championship.  Each team will play the other teams in their respective divisions. Then the top two teams from each division will qualify for the playoffs. The winners of the playoffs will advance to the finals, while the other two teams will play for third place.  The tournament will be played over three months. The T20CA Championship will be held in Orlando, Florida, in 2011. This night cricket tournament will provide a sporting event alternative to the American public, comparable to other mainstream sports. As interest grows, T20CA will also develop a Women's T20 Cricket League.

Our organization will provide a platform for all cricketers – students, amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals - to perform.

We invite you to show your spirit and support as fans of T20CA! Join us as we make National Sports History with T20 Cricket.
407.49.GO.T20 (407.494.6820) www.T20CA.com

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This weekend sees The Orlando City Soccer Club play their first game against Philadelphia Union at The Citrus Bowl. You can read more about the behind the scenes preperation for the launch of the club here on our Social Network

 The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is well under way and you can catch all the action live on BBC America. Games to come include...

England vs. 2010 Champion France (in London)
Saturday, February 26, 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT - Pre-show 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT 

Calcutta Cup - England versus Scotland (in London)
Sunday, March 13, 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT - Pre-show 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT 

Millennium Trophy - Ireland versus England (in Dublin)
Saturday, March 19, 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT - Pre-show 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brits In America Network

Hello everyone. Our Brits In America Social Network has been online a couple of weeks now, it's a place to meet fellow Brits living in the USA, or to find advice and help if you are looking to make a move across the pond. If you've not checked it out then visit www.BritsInAmericaNetwork.us .
 Here's just a sample of some of the things going on...

Chasing The Dream
Follow Steve Woodward's journey from the UK to the USA, via the visa application process, finding the right business premises, renting/buying a house, finding medical insurance, car insurance, driving test and licence and everything else inbetween. Steve simply wants a better life for his family and wants to get out to Florida before England disappears beyond the U bend. Read his latest post here

Top Gear vs Top Gear
A vital debate about the important issue of the day, ie which is better UK Top Gear or US Top Gear. Have your say here

Fans Of Disney
Are you mad for the mouse? Join our Fans Of Disney Group here and tell us what you love.

Orlando City Soccer Club
Steve Crane is documenting the launch of the new Central Florida Soccer Team, he's got behind the scenes access and has just spent the weekend at the clubs open tryouts. Find out how he got on here

Strange US Laws
Read our collection of our 20 favorite strange US laws. Find out where your horse must wear tail lights, where a cat can legally be labelled a 'bad cat' and where a man with a mustache may not kiss a woman. Read all 20 here

What do you miss and what do you like?
Expats, have your say here on what you miss from the UK and what you love in the States.

On the Brits In America Network you can join in any of the discussions, post your own Blog, join any of the many groups or start your own, upload photos and videos, post a status update, add one of the many Apps to your home page, create an event, ask a question, add a profile pictrure, check out our t-shirts, take part in a live chat or arrange to talk face to face in our video chat room. Join now at www.BritsInAmericaNetwork.us