Courtesy of Singapore Cricket Association

Singapore Cricket Association is pleased to announce the inaugural Singapore Premier Cup to take place at the Kallang Cricket Ground. The three team event will consist of 50-over competition featuring Singapore’s top High Performance and Elite cricketers. The compositions of the team squads contain a balance of the High Performance and Elite cricketers in each representative team to form Singapore Cricket Association’s top tier domestic competition.

The annual Singapore Premier Cup is designed to be the highest level of structured domestic cricket in Singapore. The teams will be made up of High Performance and Elite players currently representing Division 1 club teams in the Griffin Kinetic SCA League Division 1 and the best of the emerging players who qualify to represent Singapore in international tournaments.

The Premier Cup will provide an avenue for elite cricketers of Singapore to play representative cricket and will also be venue for talent identification for national representation and to create a larger pool of players available for national selection.

The three teams Balestier Bulls, Kallang Riders and Rest of Singapore will play each other in 50-over games over two weekends with similar playing conditions to ODIs and the top two teams will play in the final on Sunday 7th October 2012.

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CEO of Singapore Cricket Association Prakash Vijaykumar announcing the launch of the Premier Cup said, "SCA is excited to launch this Premier Cup where our top high performance cricketers mix up with other elite cricketers in the country to play in what will be a highly competitive tournament. This tournament will not only enhance our domestic cricket structure, it will continue to develop and implement a national High Performance cricket culture in Singapore and become an integral pathway to our national teams. This tournament will also groom future talent to represent Singapore at international tournaments."

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Filed September 27th, 2012