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