By Dyon Ravello
March 31, 2012
While top leagues across the region are finalizing their affairs for the forthcoming 2012 Cricket Season, Millet Sports T20 will be the curtain raiser this season. As much as twelve teams are listed to play in the tournament with a host of teams coming from the Brooklyn Cricket League 2011 lineup. Shaheen, Punjab, Warriors, Pak Kashmir, Brooklyn Knights, Brooklyn Stars, Panther and Challengers have been joined by Travel Treat, returning to the Brooklyn League this season after featuring in the 2011 episode on the Millet T20. ACA (Americas Cricket Academy) Dragons are making its first competitve appearance as the list is completed by Pak America and Kings XI of the American Cricket League.
The draw for the Tournament took place at Millet’s home at 227 Neptune Avenue. The 12 teams were drawn into four groups of three teams each. Initially Dhoop Chaya where drawn into group A. but withdrew from the Millet T20 Cup to be replaced by 2010 Brooklyn League Runners up Panthers. The Groups are as follows:
- Panthers 2. Pak America 3. ACA Dragons
- Kings XI 2. Shaheen 3. Brooklyn Stars
- Travel Treat 2. Warriors 3.Challengers
- Punjab 2. Brooklyn Knights 3. Pak Kashmir
Three matches are scheduled at Marine Park B, C, D pitches, for this Sunday and its no April Fools Day Hoax: Panthers play Pak America, Punjab meet Pak Kashmir and Shaheen face Kings XI. All matches begin at 1 pm. The tournament continues on April 7th.