Twenty-four teams from eight countries will fly
into Thailand to compete in the annual Phuket International
Cricket Sixes, being staged at Karon Stadium, Phuket, Thailand
from 12 – 17 April 2011.
Clubs from India, Pakistan, Australia,
Thailand, Kuwait, Malaysia, Bahrain, Singapore will participate in
the six-day festival of cricket which gets underway on 12 April
with a Beach Cricket tournament.
Thirteen clubs teams from Australia will be
making their way to Phuket for the ‘fun in the sun’ sports event,
making Aussie teams by far the largest contingent at the Sixes.
Last year’s defending Cup champions Gauhati Town
will be returning from India to defend their title.
“Eight is a lucky number and it’s the eighth
Sixes with clubs from eight different countries competing so we’re
expecting another wonderful tournament,” said Mr Michael ‘Cat’
Maher of organisers the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour. “The Sixes is
now one of the largest international sports tournaments staged in
Phuket attracting hundreds of visitors to the island every year,
and we’re very grateful for the support of TAT for the event.”
Participants of the tournament enjoy a full
schedule of activities including a Beach Cricket tournament,
welcome party, floodlit Twenty20 match and Gala Awards Dinner in
addition to the four day, six-a-side cricket tournament.
Funds will be raised during the Sixes to support
the growth of junior cricket in Phuket and the development of a
new cricket ground on the island.
Thailand celebrates the Thai New Year -
Songkran - between 12 - 17 April 2011, which means that hotels in
destinations such as Phuket will be very busy. If you are going to
attend the Sixes, make sure you book your hotel and flight as
early as possible.
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