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GLT20 Canada: Players Refuse to Board Bus Over Payment Related Issues

The match was slated to start from 10 PM IST but the start was delayed over payment-related issues as per the report by the reputed journalist.

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The 2nd edition of the Global T20 tournament in Canada has been marred with controversies and the situation could have gone out of hand on Wednesday after the players of Toronto Nationals and the Montreal Tigers refused to board the team bus due to outstanding payments. The news was broken by journalist Peter Del Penna through his official Twitter handle.

“Sources say Montreal Tigers & Toronto Nationals are refusing to board the team bus to the CAA Center for today’s @GT20Canada match over outstanding player payments. Buses were supposed to leave an hour ago. Match due to start in 75 minutes but players not at field,” his tweet read.

The Toronto Nationals team which is led by former India all-rounder and World Cup hero Yuvraj was slated to play the Geroge Bailey led Montreal Tigers. The match was slated to start from 10 PM IST but the start was delayed over payment-related issues as per the report by the reputed journalist.

However, the social media handles of the Global T20 Canada issues a statement saying that it was a technical fault and the match was delated to 2:30 pm local time. “The match between @MontrealTigers and @TorontoNational has been delayed due to technical reasons. The game will now start at 2:30 PM local time. It will be a 20-over-a-side match,” the tweet read.

 

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Eventually, the match started at 2:30 pm and it was a clinical performance by the Toronto Nationals as they won by 35 runs. Yuvraj Singh had to miss the match owing to the injury which he sustained during the previous match. It was Moises Henriques who led the team in Yuvraj’s absence. After batting first the Toronto Nationals posted a challenging score of 189 in their allotted 20 overs.

It was Rodrigo Thomas and Heinrich Klassen who provided the impetus and scored 70 and 64 respectively. The Montreal Tigers were in the chase for a brief period of time. However, a great spell from Chris Green eventually helped Toronto Nationals win the match quite convincingly by 35 runs.

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