Cricket is quite popular in a country like Canada, which has been a home to a lot of Indians and Pakistanis. Surprisingly, Canada first game played against USA in 1844. The rise of T20 cricket has helped in the development of cricket in the country. Sahara Cup proved to be high-profile event as India and Pakistan battle it out in a bilateral series played in Canada from 1996 till 1998.
In 2018, Canada hosted the inaugural Global T20 League which featured world-class players from all corners of the globe. With an increasingly rise in the popularity of T20 cricket, cricket betting in Canada also has gathered momentum and is set to grow at a good rate in the foreseeable future.
Is Cricket Betting Legal in Canada?
Cricket Betting is legal in a country like Canada, but it subjected to certain rules and regulations formulated by the government. Anyone who want to set up betting trade online in Canada will have to obtain a license and must comply with regulations to maintain their legality as a business.
Many prominent premier betting websites happily accommodate customers from Canada. The majority of the cricket punters are from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who are residing in Canada. The websites have their own certain criteria to make sure that you can qualify to place your bets on the game of cricket.
Cricket Betting Events in Canada
International cricket has been played in Canada for the past 50 years. The country has participated in 50-over World Cups. The nation has been granted full-membership status in the T20 format. This will allow Canada to play more T20 matches in the coming future.
Global T20 League
The inaugural edition of Global T20 League was played in Canada from 28th June to 15th July in 2018. Six franchises took part in the inaugural edition of the league. The competition attracted a lot of superstars from across the globe.
Vancouver Knights beat West Indies B by seven wickets in the finals of Global T20 League played in Ontario, Canada. The event was dubbed as a huge commercial success with likes of David Warner and Steven Smith, who participated in the first edition of the league.
Certainly, the next tournament is going to be on a much bigger scale which might interests many cricket punters, who will be willing to place their bets on their favorite teams and players next year.