India v Pakistan cricket event in Toronto

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne attended the opening of Go Green Cricket Field last year. Picture by OPO

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Toronto families will celebrate one of the greatest world sporting rivalries.  Asian cricket giants India and Pakistan will clash at the ICC World T20 in Eden Gardens on Saturday.

 “We are very excited to watch this match and cheer for Pakistan,” said Ifthikhar Safi, head youth coach for the Go GreenCricket & Sports Field in a press release. “India is a strong team and we know it will be fun to watch.”

The majority of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park families are of South Asian origin with roughly one-third of the new immigrant community hailing from either India or Pakistan.

 This is the third Crazy for Cricket event held by Go Green in the past five years, with the first celebrating the ICC World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka in 2011. This particular T20 event starts at 9:00 am for breakfast when the game will be projected in HD on the back of the Valley Park Middle School cafetorium wall at 130 Overlea Blvd.

 About the Go Green Cricket and Sports Field:

Go Green Cricket and Sports Field is a grassroots not-for-profit organization which successfully completed construction of a $1.55 million multi-purpose cricket field in June 2015. Its in-house trained and qualified team of 22 local youth coaches now run subsidized youth programs in cricket, soccer, basketball, badminton and other sports as well as ecological activities.

Go Green is grateful to the Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund, MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Greenwin Inc., the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Toronto District School Board for enabling it to successfully run its year-round programs.