The 2017 American College Cricket National C’ship presented by SLING !

2016 National Champion USF, & Finalist Rutgers.

2016 National Champion USF, & Finalist Rutgers.

The 9th American College Cricket National Championship, presented by SLING, will take place March 15 to 19 in Ft Lauderdale, FL. The current National Champion, University of South Florida will attempt to win their 3rd National title. The 2 Semi Finals and the Final will be televised on SONY Entertainment Television on March 25 & 26.

In March 2010 American College Cricket did the 1st web stream in the USA & Canada of domestic cricket, then did the 1st TV from 2011 with TV Asia. The 2014 National Championship Finals became the 1st cricket in America broadcast by ESPN.

The 2010 National Championship had a record 47 games in 4 days, increased to 67 games in 5 days in 2011. This record breaking schedule was done by Colin Michael Jodah.Subsequent years the number of matches was lowered to 54, and this year with 24 colleges playing it will be about 50.

Chief Umpire (in 2014, 2015 & 2016) is ECB Test Panel Umpire Billy Taylor, with Umpire Max Diah once again being Umpires’ Manager as he has since 2011. All matches are scored on Crichq, since 2012, and can be followed live online.

Each team will play 3 matches in the Group stages starting March 15, to determine the Final 8 – the Quarter Finals will then be played on 4 fields as the last matches on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. The winners of these 4 matches will be the Semi Finalists to play on Sunday. Times are to be confirmed but the 1st Semi will probably start at 9 am, the 2nd at 12 Noon and the Final at 5 pm. These 3 matches on Sunday will be filmed by SONY.

Central Broward Regional Park, its Stadium & side fields, Brian Piccolo and Tradewinds Park will be the venues. The Stadium itself has a turf pitch but the other fields have artificial pitches.

The main Commentary Team for the SONY televised matches will be David Sentence, Jamie Paul Lloyd and Lloyd Jodah. Tournament Manager & Coach is Amir Saddique.

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