The 2011 Phuket International Cricket Sixes, being staged from 12 – 17th April at Karon Stadium, Phuket, Thailand has attracted a bumper field of twenty-four teams flying in from eight countries organisers announced today.
“Twenty-four teams from Eight Countries to Fly in for the 2011 Phuket Sixes”
Organisers of the eighth annual Phuket International Cricket Sixes, being staged at Karon Stadium, Phuket, Thailand from 12 – 17th April 2011 announced today that twenty-four teams from eight countries would be flying in to Thailand to compete in the week long tournament.
“’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.
Clubs from India, Pakistan, Australia, Thailand, Kuwait, Malaysia, Bahrain, Singapore will participate in the international award winning six day festival of cricket which gets underway on 12th 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.
Organisers also announced that the Tourism Association of Thailand (TAT) would again support the annual sports tournament.
“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,” said Mr Maher.
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.
For further information about the Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2011 see www.phuketsixes.com