Cricket as a major sport in Canada today shows high growth rates of all its components: sports performance, infrastructure, investments and merchandising.
It’s time to create new entertainment cricket using various digital media platforms in collaboration with various media and production companies -games, reality shows and more, revealing new commercial opportunities in addition to the income from traditional TV and sponsorship rights.
Roy Singh conceptualized and created the Canadian Premier League in the summer of 2012. Recognizing the opportunity to expand cricket in Canada through the excitement of a Twenty20 league, Mr. Singh first secured an internationally recognized team to build and develop what he has conceived as “Canada’s Premier Cricket League.”
The purpose of the Canadian Premier League is to serve as a training ground for developing professional cricket players, coaches and personnel on and off the field and to that aim, emphasis will be placed on fundamental development, career advancement and community involvement.
The CPL will bring about its ‘vision declaration’ by providing cricket enthusiasts with fast paced, fan-friendly professional sporting event always at affordable prices.
This is the first purpose built stadium with a fixed roof proposed for cricket, unique to reflect the refinement of the game. The roof form that we are proposing is a simple elegant shell that will be iconic in its simplicity and distinct from any other stadia that has been created for other sports. The large sweeping structure, which touches the ground at its four corners, plays on the notion that the cricket playing nations will come from the four corners of the globe to play under its unique dome. The roof’s oculus like dome is tilted to the sun and makes a strong reference to the global nations that will assemble to play cricket.
The idea of the world assembling in one place is further reinforced by the roof trusses representing the meridians and time zones around the globe from which the cricket nations will travel to come to Toronto.
The main axes leading to the main entrances will be themed event spaces; the Asian gateway, the Caribbean gateway, and the main international gateway decorated with flags of all cricket playing nations. The exterior architecture will be articulated to represent buildings for different themed areas under the roof canopy.
The next step in the development of this project is to find a definitive site which will be large enough to accommodate the stadium and the required parking for approximately 10,000 cars and one to two hundred buses. We have developed a conceptual site plan to define the site requirements of approximately 150 acres to accommodate the stadium footprint, public spaces and circulation , parking and servicing requirements . There are several municipalities around the GTA which are eager to be the home of this facility, but the search is in progress for the appropriate location.