NEW YORK - A twenty20 cricket tournament, the first-ever in New York, is set to begin Saturday after months of delays due to economic downturn in here. A Pakistan XI, featuring players in New york area, is set to go against the Bedessee Destroyers in a Brooklyn Stadium Saturday morning, Rudy Enmore, the organizer of the league said. Bedessee Destroyers comprise of players from Trinidad and Barbados and West Indies. The tournament, dubbed as the New York Premier League, (NYPL), comprises of the six-teams . NYPL replaces the Ed Ahmad cup which had been the premier cricket tournament in the New York area for many years, having replaced the former Red Stripe tournament an annual fixture on the New York cricket calendar and dating back to the 80s, Enmore said. The Ed Ahmad and Red Stripe tournaments comprised representative teams from Pakistan, India, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Windward Islands, among others. With the prize money expected to top $10,000, the tournament is attracting a lot of attention among players in the metropolitan area.