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Howard County will host 2020 National Women's Cricket Tournament

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 11:50:38-05

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has announced that the 2020 National Women's Cricket Tournament will be held in Howard County from July 12 to July 15, 2020. The 4-day event will consist of seven 20/20 matches per team and a minimum two teams are expected to be Junior girls (age 15 and under). Top women players in the United States are expected to compete. Matches will be held at Schooley Mill Park in Highland and Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel.

Calvin Ball said of the event, “I encourage longtime fans of cricket, as well as new fans looking to broaden their horizons, to come enjoy this event. With the best parks in the nation, our County is a perfect fit to host a world-class tournament.”

"Visit Howard County and its Board of Directors look forward to working with the Department and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball in welcoming the 2020 National Women's Cricket Tournament,” said Amanda Hof, Executive Director of Visit Howard County.

The event is expected to bring in over 1.5 million dollars in visitor spending. There are over seventy teams slated to attend.

"I never thought that we would be playing Cricket in the USA when I immigrated back in 2001, but with the help of Howard County Recreation & Parks, look where we are now!” said Falgun Patel of the Howard County Cricket League. “HCCL is very excited about this tournament and looking forward to providing the best experience to the girls and women playing Cricket on the best Howard County Cricket Grounds."