July 28, 2023 - TORONTO – Global T20 Canada and Securian Canada, a leading insurance provider of innovative, life-ready insurance solutions, are proud to announce Securian Canada’s sponsorship as the Official Insurance Partner of North America’s first professional Twenty20 cricket league for the GT20 tournament.
“As an organization, we are here for Canadians and their families in the moments that matter, and we are so pleased to extend that support to the athletes, coaches and staff of Cricket Canada as a sponsor of this year’s GT20 tournament,” said Nigel Branker, Chief Executive Officer, Securian Canada. “Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and we are excited to cheer on the teams alongside the growing cricket fanbase in Canada.”
The sponsorship represents Securian Canada’s first in cricket, with the company joining a growing roster of sponsors that include TD, Turkish Airlines, City of Brampton and the Ontario government, among others.
“We’re committed to collaborating with organizations that share our aim to grow the popularity of the sport of cricket in Canada and provide Canadian players an international platform to showcase their talent,” said Jason Harper, Tournament Director, Global. “Securian Canada’s investment demonstrates its support for the advancement of cricket and becoming an important part of the lives of our existing fans and new fans we will create in the future.”
Running now through August 6, the third edition of Global T20 Canada is taking place at TD Cricket Arena in Brampton, Ontario, northwest of Toronto.
CBC is the league’s official Canadian broadcast rightsholder with CBC Sports streaming all 25 league matches on CBC Gem, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices. The championship final will air live on CBC and CBC Gem. Global T20 Canada is also being broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers in India, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean, and other countries and regions.
Global T20 Canada consists of six city-based franchises – Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Vancouver Knights and Brampton Wolves, Mississauga (Ont.) Panthers and Surrey (B.C.) Jaguars. The franchises feature a mix of international stars from cricket hotbeds - India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh - as well as top homegrown talent playing for the Canadian men’s national team.