The Auty Cup, the oldest rivalry of international cricket, dating from 1844, between the United States and Canada will not be played in 2018, after the administrators of both countries do not They were able to reach an agreement to organize the matches. ESPNcricinfo reported last month that the series was in jeopardy after Cricket Canada officials declared they did not respond to communication attempts to finalize the coincidence dates. The United States wanted to host the series, which in recent years has composed three matches of more than 50, at the end of this month in North Carolina during a short window between the conclusion of the Subregional Classifier of the Americas of T20 2020 on September 26 and the departure of both countries for the Antilles for the CWI Regional Super50 tournament in the first week of October.
However, the USA Cricket project officer Wade Edwards confirmed to ESPNcricinfo on Friday that the series had been eliminated. "Canada notified us that it was not in their plans in 2018," he said.
The United States broke a 26-year drought with a 2-1 series win at King City last September. The next match between the two countries will be on September 22 during the T20 Regional Qualifier.