Yuvraj Singh led Global T20 Canada team rejects to play unpaid wages
In the second edition of Global T20 Canada, Yuvraj Singh is currently leading the Toronto Nationals. Yuvi has recently announced his retirement from the IPL and the international cricket as well. A second-round match between Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers, led by Australia's George Bailey, has been postponed by nearly two hours following protest from players.
According to a report, it was a protest for unpaid wages. The management of Global T20 Canada is doing their utmost to popularize the game in North America and is bound to face certain obstacles as a fresh entity in cricket.
The release said that they sincerely thank all players, stakeholders, and support employees on behalf of GT20 Canada for their ongoing assistance and trust in them. They deeply regret the inconvenience our sponsors, broadcasters and millions of fans around the globe have experienced.
The side of Yuvi required to win all of their remaining matches to be able to qualify for the knockouts. But they were prepared to sacrifice that, the report said, for the sake of their salaries.
When the match began two hours later than scheduled, Toronto Nationals posted 189/5 in 20 overs. After this limited Montreal Tigers to 154 in 19.3 overs, winning the match by 35 runs and reserving their place in the play-offs. The league's owners, Bombay Sports Limited, are also the organizers of the Euro T20 Slam.