TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Mayors across the greater Toronto area (GTA) have extended their support for the launch of the finals of the CIMA Mayors School Cricket Tournament for the CIBC trophy, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Sunnybrook Park, Toronto.
The cricket tournament which began in 2011 has attracted huge interest. Originally encompassing teams in Toronto, it has been such a success that this year it has been extended to include teams from across the GTA. Teams from Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Markham will bat it out to become intercity national champion.
CIMA's primary goal is to help people as well as businesses succeed and the tournament aims to engage young, aspiring school cricketers and offers them an opportunity to showcase their skills and passion for the sport on a national stage. The tournament also encourages students to hone skills through sport, such as communication, team building and leadership that are relevant to the global business community.
The tournament is fiercely contested and this year a total of 58 teams took part in a bid to reach the finals. The four finalists battled through tough competition in their district finals and the expectant weight of their home cities is now on their shoulders as they do battle in Toronto.
CIMA Canada Chair, Martin Saxton was quick to praise the teams and the tournament:
"CIMA is proud to sponsor the CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament for the CIBC Trophy. Every year we see fantastic cricket and I am sure this year's final will be no exception. It is a testament to the enduring popularity of the tournament that it has now been widened from Toronto to include teams from across the GTA. The tournament has received messages of support from mayors across the GTA and we are sure that the final on 1st June will be hotly contested. CIMA is dedicated to helping both people and businesses succeed and the tournament ensures that students across Canada not only play sport but hone interpersonal skills that will stand them in good stead for the future."
CIBC is the lead sponsor of the CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament.
"CIBC is proud to support an inclusive event that is engaging children in our community in a healthy activity and fostering the growth of cricket in one of the world's most multicultural cities," said Raza Hasan, Senior Vice President CIBC. "We look forward to awarding the CIBC Trophy to the tournament champions."
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