Help us pull off a spectacular tournament for the 2019 Girls Cricket League (GCL)! The 2nd edition of the GCL runs from Aug 2-5, 2019, and is USA's first hardball all-girls tournament catering to players 16 and under on a national level.
Staged at the ICC-approved Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in South Florida, three teams of girls will play a double round-robin tournament with the final day's play on the same ground that India and West Indies will play on, Aug 3 and 4.
The tournament is hosted by Love Cricket, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. We provide an all-girls platform to inspire, engage and develop young female cricketers to be our future national stars -- and that they have certainly become. Our 2018 tournament co-MVPS, at age 14, debuted for the USA Cricket national women's team with Lisa Ramjit becoming the first female bowler to take a T20I wicket for USA. She also finished the tournament as USA's leading female T20I wicket-taker.
With so many more Future Stars, Trailblazers, and Pacesetters (our three, centrally-managed and funded teams) among us, this year we are making this more than a girls' cricket tournament. We have launched a campaign, #WeCanPlay, as a call to action to inspire girls and women to play cricket, and achieve their goals in any field. The campaign also calls on businesses and members of the community to support girls and women to play cricket.
Our weekend is action-packed with exciting girls' matches among Future Stars, Trailblazers, and Pacesetters; watching the India and West Indies men practice ahead of their matches; watching the India v West Indies men's T20 matches on Aug 3 & 4; and participating in focused practiced sessions. Games will be streamed live with commentary courtesy CricClubs. With an impending ICC U19 Women's World Cup, there is no better time to start supporting these girls than now.
We look forward to your contribution to the tournament's operating expenses, and giving the girls the opportunity to watch two of the top T20 men's teams in the world, in action. Most importantly, we look forward to you championing the effort to inspire and develop our future stars!
Note: You can also donate directly to Love Cricket via PayPal Giving Fund where there are absolutely no processing fees: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/143427. We also encourage you to use your company's matching program.