USACA Sanctions Atlanta Women’s Annual T20 Cricket Tournament

GWCA Press Release

The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), the governing body for cricket in the US has given the green light to the Georgia Women Cricket Association (GWCA) to proceed with its 2013 women’s T20 tournament scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend May 25-26, 2013.


The official sanction of the tournament was received via a letter from USACA’s CEO Darren Beazley to GWCA. The USACA CEO is very supportive of the tournament, adding “It appears that this will be an excellent opportunity for American women from several Regions throughout the country to be able to participate in an exciting weekend of cricket competition.” He concluded, that on that basis, “USACA is pleased to officially sanction (the) your tournament.”

The permission of USACA and its blessings on the tournament was well received by all of the eligible women cricketers expected to participate in the tournament, and who all hope that the national selectors would be on hand to get a first-hand view of their performances, with a chance to be considered worthy of representing the USA at international cricket in 2014.

Now in its third year, the Atlanta Women’s T20 Cricket Tournament is fast becoming the most exciting and competitive annual women’s cricket event in the USA. Although now only able to accommodate four teams, the tournament is expected to grow as more and more sponsors are beginning to show an interest in underwriting the expenses associated with the annual event.

This year’s tournament features 2012 defending champions Atlantis Cricket Club of New York, Atlantic Region Lady Eagles, a Cayman Islands XI, and host team Atlanta Pearls. The tournament gets underway at Creel Park, 2775 Creel Road, College Park, GA on Saturday, May 25 and concludes at McNair Fields, 2800 Burdett Road, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, May 26. Matches start promptly at 10:00am each day.

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