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Sydney Thunder announce organising tape-ball tournament

Tournament will commence on August 26 and will be played at Blacktown International Sports Park

By Sohail Imran
June 05, 2024
The poster of Sydney Thunders tape-ball tournament. — X/ThunderBBL/File
The poster of Sydney Thunder's tape-ball tournament. — X/ThunderBBL/File

In a positive development for cricket enthusiasts in Australia, Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder Thursday announced its decision to organise a tape-ball league in June.

The six-week event titled "The Sydney Thunder Tape Ball League" will also provision free South Asian-themed cultural festival.

The tournament will commence on August 26 and will be played at Blacktown International Sports Park.

The teams and individuals who wish to participate in the tournament can get to register themselves at the cultural festival which will be held on June 29 at Cricket Central in Sydney Olympic Park.

The festival, aimed at setting up 24 hours of entertainment for cricket fans with the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the Caribbean on June 30, will feature casual tape ball games, food stalls and other activities for the attendees who will also enjoy a stint by comedian and MC Nazeem Hussain

Furthermore, Sydney Thunder stars Tanveer Sangha and Phoebe Litchfield, as well as Pakistani-born former Australian international and Thunder representative Fawad Ahmed will also be present there.

Most notably, no fee will be charged to those attending the festival nor there are any restrictions as the event is open to all.

Expressing his views Sydney Thunder General Manager Trent Copeland said that the club welcomes everyone, especially the people of Western Sydney and the city's South Asian communities to the event.

"We look forward to receiving registrations for the Sydney Thunder Tape Ball League at the festival, but the day will offer so much more than that.

"It's a great example of the club immersing itself in our heartland and the fabric of the diverse and rapidly growing population of Western Sydney," Copeland said stressing that "there will be something for everyone."