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Global T20 Canada MVP to Receive Real Estate Property in Prize; Unique in North American Professional Sport

TORONTO (August 5, 2023) – Unique in North American professional sport, real estate will
be awarded to a competition’s top player as Global T20 Canada announced today the Dean
Jones MVP of the Tournament will receive the prize of property in a luxury residential
community in Florida.
MAQ Group, a Margate, Florida-based real estate investment company, will award Global
T20 Canada’s top player a half-acre lot in its exclusive Indian Lakes Estates development in
central Florida’s Polk County, south of Orlando near Walt Disney World. As well, the top
Canadian player will earn the Emerging Canadian award and receive a prize of CAD$2,500.
“We want to raise the stakes and further inspire players to put on outstanding performances
that cricket fans around the world and those new to the sport would enjoy,” said Ashit Patel,
Director, Bombay Sports Company, organizers of Global T20 Canada, North America’s first
professional Twenty20 cricket league. “Seeing cricket played at its best by top international
stars and domestic talent will help promote the sport in Canada and encourage others to take
up cricket, leading to its future growth in our country.”
A panel comprised of broadcasters and Global T20 Canada’s technical committee will select
the Dean Jones MVP of the Tournament. The award is named in honour of the late legendary
Australian cricketer, coach and broadcast commentator – recognized as one of the best
batsmen in the world – who passed away in 2020 at the age of 59.
The championship match will take place at TD Cricket Arena, in Brampton, Ontario, on
Sunday, August 6 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Fans can track players’ performances and view match
results all the way to the final at gt20.ca.
“MAQ Group is delighted to have this opportunity to offer such a prestigious award for Global
T20 Canada’s top cricketer, one that is truly unique in North American professional sports.”
said Mahammad Qureshi, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, MAQ Group. “We see the
positive momentum behind cricket in North America and this prize will help accelerate that by
incentivizing players to elevate their performance and create an attractive showcase of the
sport.All matches are being broadcast courtesy of CBC Sports, the league’s official Canadian broadcast rightsholder. CBC Sports is streaming all league matches on CBC Gem, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices, and will broadcast the championship final live on CBC and CBC Gem. Millions around the world are also watching as Global T20 Canada is being broadcast to viewers in India, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean, and other countries and regions. Sanctioned by the International Cricket Council, the world governing body of cricket, Global T20 Canada consists of six city-based franchises – Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Vancouver Knights and Brampton Wolves, Mississauga (Ont.) Panthers and Surrey (B.C.) Jaguars – playing in a centralized venue. The franchises feature a mix of international stars from cricket hotbeds – India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh – as well as top homegrown talent playing for the Canadian men’s national team. – 30 – About Global T20 Canada Global T20 Canada debuted in 2018 and is the first professional cricket league in North America playing the Twenty20 format of the sport. It consists of six franchises – Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights, Montreal Tigers, Mississauga Panthers, Brampton Wolves, and Surrey Jaguars – featuring international stars from around the world as well as homegrown talent playing on Canada’s men’s national cricket team. The 2023 edition is the third and follows the successful second edition in 2019 that drew 133 million viewers across 84 countries around the world.

Follow Global T20 Canada on social media at:
Facebook: /gt20canada
Twitter: @GT20Canada
Instagram: @GT20Canada

For media inquiries, please contact:
Jason Harper Tournament
Director Global T20 Canada
M: +1 647.702.9607
jason@gt20canada.ca

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