"I have watched the huge success of the Indian Premier League and we can do the same in Canada and the US," said Roy Singh, who has already set up the Canadian Premier League T20 to set the ball rolling for T20 cricket in this country.
The only thing coming in the way is the lack of infrastructure for cricket, he said.
To address this problem, Singh has undertaken to build an indoor stadium near Niagara Falls.
"We are buying 153 acres of land for building the indoor stadium. It is just eight minutes from Niagara Falls. It is a big-budget venue," he said.
The fully operational Canadian Premier League will have 27 matches every season. "We will have 10 teams in two divisions."
Singh said: "As a cricket-loving businessman, I see a big business opportunity in T20 cricket. But a lot of costs are involved... you need a stadium to bring fans and start broadcasting."
Like the IPL, the Canadian Premier League will bank on sponsorships, merchandising, gate collections and broadcasting rights to become profitable, he added.
Singh also added, "I know Viv (Richards), Richie (Richardson), Clive (Lloyd), Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Bravo, etc.." And he plans to bring top cricketers from the West Indies to promote the Canadian Premier League.
Canada staged its first T20 national league in May 2008.
Interestingly, Canada was the first country to play a Test match way back in 1844. It was a three-day match played against the US from September 25-27 of that year at St George's Club in New York, with Canada winning by 23 runs.
In 2008, the Canadian government also recognised cricket as a national sport with promises of federal funding.
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