KING CITY, ONT.—The second round of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament gets underway Tuesday at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club, with a development side from the Caribbean leading the table ahead of teams featuring top cricket talent.
It appeared the other teams were caught napping by the young Caribbean side until Jamaican superstar Chris Gayle and the Vancouver Knights handed the young Windies their first loss of the tournament on Sunday. Led by up-and-coming players Justin Greaves, Fabian Allen and Obed McCoy, the Windies were the first team to clinch a playoff spot at the tournament.
Gayle leads a Vancouver team which has a number of first-choice West Indies T20 players, including the powerhouse all-rounder Andre Russell as well as Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat. Holding Vancouver’s batting together has been South African pro Rassie van der Dussen, who has been in good touch throughout the tournament.