Thailand International Cricket Sixes

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2008. Build Up & Newspaper Scans

Build Up Media Releases and Newspaper Scans

Bangkok Post 24th October 2008

Media Announcement – 23rd October 2008

Organisers Announce Preview of
Thailand International Cricket Sixes Tournament

The inaugural Thailand International Cricket Sixes Tournament gets underway this Saturday at the Harrow International School in Bangkok, Thailand. The tournament is being organised by the award winning Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, in conjunction with the Southerners Cricket Club of Bangkok.

The event has attracted a good mix of international teams and competitors.

The hosts, The Southerners are fielding two teams consisting of players who are experienced in playing in competitively in the Bangkok cricket scene. The international touring club, the CBB’s will have three sides present, with their squads consisting of players coming from as far-flung places as England, Switzerland, Australia, Korea and India.

Tour regulars, The Bounty Buccaneers of Malaysia, travel hoping to add to their two trophies already earned in Phuket and Shanghai earlier this year. One of the tournament favourites will be Etihad CC who hail from the United Arab Emirates, if previous form is to be taken as a guide. Jakarta Rebels are a multi cultural team from the dark depths of the Jakarta Cricket Association League in Indonesia who may spring a surprise or two? The final entrants are The Rough Edged Gents who are a new, young side who have risen from the obscurity of Pattaya cricket in Thailand.

The tournament promises excellent cricket, played in the spirit of the game as well as providing participants with ample opportunity to socialise. On Friday the Opening Cocktail Party is being staged at the Londoner Brew Pub in  Sukhumvit Soi 33, with a barbeque the following evening at The Crossbar in Sukhumvit Soi 23. The teams are staying at the Chaophya Park Hotel and Resort, who have worked tirelessly with the ACST in the build up to the event.

Spectators are welcome to watch the games at the Harrow International School, which is adjacent to Don Muang Airport, just off the tollway. Admission is free.

Bangkok Post 23rd October 2008

Media Announcement – 16th October 2008

 Organisers Announce New
Thailand International Cricket Sixes Tournament

Club and recreational cricketers will converge on Bangkok later this month for the inaugural 'Thailand International Cricket Sixes 2008' tournament. Players and teams will come from destinations such as Switzerland, China, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to join local based teams to give the event a truly international flavour.

The tournament is being organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, in conjunction with the Southerners Cricket Club of Bangkok, adding to their growing tournament portfolio of ICC award winning tournaments including events in Phuket and Hong Kong.

ACST Chairman, Mr Michael “Cat” Maher, is delighted with the development. Maher says, “The tournament will offer a new and exciting annual addition to Thailand’s sporting calendar with the motto being ‘quality time’. As organisers we want to deliver quality time both on and off the ground to everyone involved.”

The cricket will take place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of October at the Harrow International School, which is located just off the Don Muang Tollway, adjacent to the airport. As well as the cricket the competitors and spectators will enjoy their traditional social events over the weekend with funds raised going to the development of the game in Thailand under the guidance of the Southerners CC.

Southerners CC President, Mr Vaughan McClear said, “Southerners CC are delighted about this fantastic new cricket tournament in Bangkok which will attract overseas tourists and help promote our sport in Thailand.”

Spectators are more than welcome to attend, food and beverages are available at the ground and admission is free.

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