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Mr. Roy Singh CEO and founder of the Canadian Premier League T20 cricket initiated talks with the Mayor of Brampton, Susan Fennell. Mr. Singh, a Toronto-based businessman and entrepreneur with Gold Exploration projects in South America, presented The Hon.

Mayor his plans to build a permanent fixture for T20 cricket matches of an international level in the City of Brampton. The pro-active and vibrant Mayor Fennell, a sports lover, immediately established a good rapport with Mr. Singh and his plans to build a stadium of international standards for the ever popular sport of cricket.
The Mayor went on to state that “I have already inaugurated a top of the class football stadium last year in Brampton and this year have gone on to launch the best international facility for hockey for the pre qualifiers of the Pan Am hockey tournament which took place recently in our City of Brampton.” She talked excitedly about the plans already underway to build a cricket facility of almost 300 acres in Brampton. Mayor Susan Fennell certainly has a thorough understanding of how sports leagues and franchise teams work and what the business implications are.
Mayor Fennell stated that the City of Brampton is debt free and no tax payers’ money went into these ventures – it has been all on the pillars of private and corporate enterprise that the City of Brampton has built itself a reputation in the arena of sports facilities. The Mayor lauded Mr. Roy Singh in his continuing efforts of launching a Canadian Premier League T20 here in Canada and has promised her support in this direction. The Mayor stated “I have the land, the political will and the determination to have the best international cricket stadium to be built here in Brampton. And together with private investment led by Mr. Roy Singh we will make it a reality.” The Mayor also showed interest in visiting the best cricket stadium in the world to see how it looks so that features from the best could be incorporated into the planned stadium in Brampton. Mr. Singh and the Mayor agreed that with the growing immigrant population in the GTA, and the increasing levels of interest in international T20 cricket the time was certainly right to build a stadium of international standards here in Brampton. The Mayor said “I always have an ear to the ground and listen to the peoples’ needs – they said they wanted a facility for international kabbadi games and I gave it to them as well as the much needed state of the art hockey arena.” The time has come to give cricket fans something to write home about and maybe the coming year will see this dream become a reality.