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April 7, 2010

The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour promotes, organises and markets international award winning club cricket events at fantastic locations across Asia Pacific. Founded in 2000 with just one event, the annual Tour now comprises of tournaments in nine locations across the region including Phuket, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, New South Wales, Pattaya, Shanghai, Chiang Mai and the Philippines. The tournaments, which attract clubs and cricket celebrities from around the world and have won major awards from the International Cricket Council and Asian Cricket Council, have a core philosophy of ‘friendship through cricket’; they also raise funds and attract practical support for cricket development and local charities in their locations.

Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2010

Dates: 14 – 18 April 2010
Venue: Karon Stadium, Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Format: up to 30 cricket teams from Asia Pacific & Worldwide  compete in Cup, Plate, Bowl, Spoon and Women’s Divisions in the popular six-a-side match format.

Additional Activities:

Phuket Beach Cricket Sixes, Sixes Welcome Reception, Sixes Gala Awards Dinner, T20 Fundraising Match for Junior Cricket

Overview:

* Winner of international awards from the ICC and ACC and first held in 2004, this is the seventh staging of this popular annual international club cricket tournament played next to the beautiful Karon Beach.

* New for 2010 will be a Women’s Division which features up to five women’s teams from around the region.

* The popular Sixes Beach Cricket Tournament kicks the event off in a fun way on Karon Beach on Wednesday 14th April.

* A record number of teams, supporters and officials from Australia, UK, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, China will fly in to compete in the tournament plus teams from Thailand and Phuket.

* Defending champions of the main Sixes tournament are the Bahrain Apsara Camels who defeated CBB Postels in the 2009 Cup final.

* The annual T20 Fundraising match will be held again under floodlights at Karon Stadium featuring all the best players in the tournament. Funds raised at the match will be contributed by the tournament to the development of junior cricket in Phuket.

* Star players at the tournament have included Adam Hollioake, Trevor Chappell, Atul Wassan, Pranab Roy, Alan Mullally and Kenny Jackson.

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