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Phuket Cricket Sixes starts this week

April 19, 2012 – 12:33 pm

Twenty-four teams from eight countries will do battle at the 9th annual Phuket International Cricket Sixes tournament being played this week in Phuket from 19-22nd April.

Teams from Australia, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Thailand and around the Asia Pacific region will enjoy four days of cricket, with the action starting at 9am this morning.

The tournament will be played at the new Kata Group Sports Ground (KGSG) being used for the tournament for the first time this year.

Sixes is a shortened, highly entertaining, all action version of cricket in which matches take just half an hour to complete.

In a precursor tournament, the Southern Stars team from Australia won the final of the Karon Sea Sands Beach Cricket tournament against the Thailand Rugby League in fantastic sunny weather on the beach at Karon, Phuket on Tuesday.

Always an entertaining afternoon with some special fun rules, including players having to field with one hand holding a beer, the beach cricket tournament was a big hit with the teams and supporters and attracted quite a crowd.

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