Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals refuse to play GT20: Here's why
However, it was later revealed that the players had refused to take the field following their unpaid wages from their previous matches.
The match was delayed by two hours before it was finally played.
GT20 organizers explain the cause of delay
Further explaining the delay cause, the organizers sent out a release, stating that procedural issues between the players, tournament and franchise owners led to the delay.
Meanwhile, the stakeholders addressed the concerns.
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"We [GT20 Canada] deeply regret the inconvenience caused"
"On behalf of GT20 Canada, we sincerely thank all the stakeholders, players, and support staff for their constant support and confidence in us. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our sponsors, broadcasters, and millions of fans across the globe," the release added.
Nationals beat Tigers by 35 runs to seal play-offs berth
After the issue was sorted, the Nationals took the field and played competitive cricket as they beat the Tigers by 35 runs to seal the play-offs spot.
While they were protesting, an abandonment on their part would have led to their season being ended.
However, as per ESPNCricinfo, they were willing to take the risk so that the players were paid their wage.
Protest not just limited to Nationals and Tigers
It was also reported that the protest was not just limited to the two sides on Wednesday.
As per sources, it is being said that the remaining two teams in the playoffs could also contemplate of not taking the field, in case their wage demands are not fulfilled.
"We're not gonna play until we get paid," a player from another team was quoted saying.
Bombay Sports Limited in the spotlight over player dues
Bombay Sports Limited, who are the owners of the GT20 Canada, are currently in the spotlight over their payment dues to the players.
Sources have also said that a few players have their outstanding yet to be cleared from the 2018 edition, as a few Man of the Match players are yet to receive their amount.
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