The tournament that York University made famous across Canada by winning in 2010 will be coming to a TV set near you. The American College Cricket Championship will be broadcast live on TV Asia starting this year. ACC president Lloyd Jodah made the announcement in New York on Monday.
Several schools that participated in the CanUCric tournament earlier this summer are expected to participate in the event.
Full text of release :
New York, October 4, 2011
American College Cricket today announced an agreement with TV Asia as their exclusive worldwide broadcast partner in all formats for matches beginning October 09, 2011 in the United States
The Semi finals and Finals of the North East and Mid Atlantic Regional Championships will be available on TV Asia every Saturday at 7 pm EDT beginning October 29, and repeated at 12 midnight EDT each Saturday until December 8, 2011. The schedule will be more extensive next Fall.
The top 32 teams from this Fall season will then compete in the Nationals, the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in March 2012 in Florida – Cricket Craziness just before College Basketball’s March Madness!
TV Asia will televise the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship including the final 6 matches live from Florida on TV Asia. The National Championship will be played as usual for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy.
”American College Cricket pioneered cricket promotion on Facebook, Twitter and now Google +, to reach the Cricket audience in the USA and Canada and was the first to broadcast domestic cricket in the USA in March 2010. TV Asia’s mission and strategy is geared towards the American and Canadian audience so they are the ideal Media Partners”, American College Cricket’s founder and President Lloyd Jodah stated.
”In continuing with our mission to highlight and encourage local Talent, TV Asia is proud to be associated with American College Cricket in televising the regionals and the Spring break Championship Cricket matches in USA & Canada”, stated Mr. H.R. Shah Chairman of TV Asia. “This agreement reaffirms TV Asia’s commitment to be the Voice and Mirror of the South Asian Community in United States and Canada,” added Mr. Shah who agreed to be on the Advisory Board of American College Cricket.