The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the USA 2010 Under 19 World Cup Team (comprised mainly of college freshmen) will play as Special Guests. The matches will be 20/20 and take no more than 3 hours each.
The American College Cricket Spring Break Championship is scheduled for March 17 -21 2010, at the Central Broward Regional Park near Ft Lauderdale. The CBRP features an International Cricket Council ODI-Certified Cricket Stadium. The Semis and the Finals will be played March 21 at the Stadium and be webcast live.
The inaugural American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in 2009 featured 5 Colleges and was covered by the New York Times, resulting in national and international attention, including Cricinfo. Sports Illustrated featured a video about that Championship as a “must see” video.
Perennial college football powerhouses USC Trojans & Ohio State Buckeyes will start a new rivalry…this time in Cricket ! There’s an intra state rivalry brewing between the “U” (Miam)i & USF. The U of Minnesota and U of St Cloud are representing the land of the Vikings. UMBC is out to prove it is the best in Maryland whilst York University is leading the way for Canada Cricket stronghold New York City is represented by 2 schools, NYU and York College whilst the Thunderbird School does the honors for Arizona.
College of Wooster joins the Buckeyes to represent Ohio. GWU and George Mason storm in from strong cricket areas in the mid-Atlantic whilst BU feels it can make 2nd US President John Adams, cricketer, proud. Rutgers,the “birthplace of college football” in 1869 is determined to put its stamp on college cricket whilst Auburn, southern football powerhouse, gets its chance to make its mark in cricket. UPenn, one of the pioneers of US college sports, having started a cricket team in 1842, is determined to add to their illustrious history whilst carrying the flag for the Ivy League.
Adil Bhatti, Captain of Montgomery said, “Since winning the 2009 Championship its been an amazing time for my Team. Its inceditble to play cricket and be a part of the college sports scene. Colleges are seeing how cricket can bring positive National and International attention, and students, to their school. So its no surprise that this year the Championship is huge !”
At the Championship, Spring Breakers and Cricket fans will have the opportunity to watch exciting 20/20 Cricket action, and also enjoy what South Florida, home of the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, has to offer: a first class Spring Break and tourist destination featuring beautiful beaches, outstanding Cricket facilities, and the world famous nightlife at South Beach, Miami & Fort Lauderdale.