The USA Cricket Association announced on Tuesday that a 2014 National Championship will be promote live on ESPN3. The contest is scheduled be to played in a Twenty20 format from Aug 21-24 during a new facility scheduled to be non-stop this summer in Indianapolis, Indiana. It will be a initial USACA National Tournament involving teams from a 8 USACA Regions given 2011. It will be a initial time that USACA will have live promote coverage for one of a domestic tournaments.
“2014 will be an sparkling year for US cricket and a agreement with ESPN3 is a certain start. The US cricketing stage will accept a boost by not usually carrying a possibility to play on a code new Worlds Sports Park in Indianapolis including a new territory pitch, though to follow a lead-up to a Championships starting in May,” pronounced Darren Beazley, CEO, USACA. “By operative closely with ESPN3, we wish that a Finals on Aug 24 will pull a poignant assembly opposite a array of platforms.”
“Fans have come to know ESPN3 as a heading end for live cricket events in a US,” pronounced Todd Myers, Director of Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN. “By carrying a US National Cricket Championships, we wish to continue to grow a competition by giving it inhabitant bearing opposite a accumulation of permitted platforms.”
USACA is formulation on regulating a contest as a preference resource for a annual Auty Cup array opposite Canada, that is scheduled to be played in a USA in September, as good as for preference for a subsequent ICC World Cricket League Division Three 50-over tournament, that is due to be played in early 2015. USA fell brief of a 2014 ICC World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand by finishing third during ICC WCL Division Three in Bermuda final May.