Multi-nation T12 cricket comes to town

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Some of the teams in the weekend’s action.

Adelaide will host a limited-over cricket championship on Sunday with 14 teams batting it out for their nations.

South Australians will have the chance to represent their countries in the tournament, which includes Australian teams to compete against players representing India, England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Greece and Italy.

Flinders is sponsoring one of the “overseas” teams in the Adelaide T12 Cricket Nations Cup 2016 – a multicultural cricket festival for male and female players of any ability or standard.

Students from the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity at Flinders University’s School of Education are supporting the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) in staging the all-day event (Sunday 3 April). They include Flinders interns Josh Abbott, Ashley Curtis, Zac Cross and Viv Matthews.

The project ties in closely with an ongoing collaboration between Flinders and DLCA to develop sport in Indian schools and sporting clubs for the next two years assisted by funding from the federal New Colombo Mobility Plan.

“Playing for my country was an incredible honour and privilege,” says Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann, who will be at the Atkinson Oval in the South Parklands for the competition’s start at 9am on Sunday.

“The Cricket Nations Cup gives an opportunity for many more South Australians to represent their country of origin in cricket the national game.”

The winners and runners-up of last year’s T12 Cricket Nations Cup, SA Afghanistan and SA Pakistan, will be part of the 24-game competition on Sunday. A collection of international students will join the Study Adelaide and Adelaide International teams.

The country of origin cricket event will run from 9am-7pm or until the grand final calls stumps at the South Parklands playing fields, opposite Pulteney Grammar, on Sunday.

Admission is free so come along to show support for your region of origin or simply enjoy a great day of quality cricket, a picnic with friends and family-friendly activities. There will be food, music, entertainment and stalls showcasing the nations competing in the tournament.

When: Sunday April 3, 2016 9am – 7pm

Who: Multicultural communities of South Australia

Why: To celebrate inclusion, multiculturalism, cricket and fun

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