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Pakistani Cricket fans and players invited to play in newly created Thunder Nation Cup


Fans and players from the Pakistani community have been invited to create a team and represent Pakistan in the newly created Thunder Nation Cup which was launched today. Started by Big Bash team, the Sydney Thunder, the competition aims to give all cricket lovers the chance to experience the fun and excitement of Twenty20 cricket, whilst representing their local community.

Kicking off with an Pakistani community round to be played at Blacktown International Sports Park, Doonside on the 17th of November, teams from the Pakistan community will take on each other in a fun day of cricket played in the Super 8’s format. The winner on that day will advance through to the Thunder Nation Cup Mini World Cup on December 8 at Mona Park in Auburn, taking on over ten teams from other nations.

The competition will culminate with the two finalists taking to the hallowed turf of ANZ Stadium to play in the official curtain raiser for the Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat match on January 8. The winning team will take home the inaugural Thunder Nation Cup!

Mike Hussey was excited about the new competition. “The Pakistani community is known for its love of cricket. I can’t wait to see some of the stars of the future that are unearthed as part of the Thunder Nation Cup,” Hussey said. “The boys are looking forward to watching some of the final ahead of our Brisbane Heat match on January 8, here’s hoping none of the players show us up!” Hussey added.

Sydney Thunder General Manager, Nick Cummins, encouraged cricket fans and players to get involved. “People don’t need to be cricket experts or professionals to play in the Thunder Nation Cup as the initial rounds will be played in a fun and safe Super 8’s format,” he commented. “Our competition is all about participation, and having a great day with your local community, so we welcome all players of all skill levels to come and have a go.”

Entry is open to male and females, 16 and above, as part of a team of eight. To enter a team of eight or to find out more information fans can go to

For more information contact Will Sackville, Elite Sports Properties, on behalf of Sydney Thunder, on 02 9356 3099, or at



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