CRICKET CANADA TO BUILD NEW ENCLOSED STADIUM

Cricket Canada has revealed plans for a 35,000-seater state-of-the-art stadium in Toronto, which will have a permanent roof.

The C$700 million venue does not yet have a confirmed location within the Canadian city but will have a fixed roof, allowing matches to be played all year despite freezing winters.

Canada are not full members of the International Cricket Council, but as associate members they have qualified for the past three World Cups and are currently ranked 20th in the world.

"The stadium is actually state of the art for North America," Canadian Premier League CEO Roy Singh told Canada’s Global News.

"We want to set the tone for high-quality, state-of-the-art facilities for cricket, starting in Canada.”

Posted on 10/07/2014