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HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup to be contested in Blacktown this week

30 March 2021

Pool matches and finals set to be run across three action-packed nights at Blacktown International Sportspark

After delays due to the heavy rain that has blanketed Sydney over the past two weeks, the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is set to be run across three action-packed nights this week.

The annual HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is a celebration of culture, cricket, community and social cohesion.

The seventh edition of the tournament will see teams represent six different communities – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

All players were selected from community trials held across the Thunder Nation throughout February and March.

Two pools of three teams are set to play off against each other at Blacktown International Sportspark on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, before the semi-finals and grand final on Thursday night.

Pool A consists of India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and Pool B will feature Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

All eyes will be on reigning champions Pakistan as they look to go back-to-back, while Bangladesh will be hoping to reach the finals for the first time.

Pool Games Schedule

Time

Pool A – Tuesday 30 March

Pool B – Wednesday 31 March

6:00pm

India vs Afghanistan

Pakistan vs Nepal

7:10pm

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh

Nepal vs Sri Lanka

8:20pm

India vs Bangladesh

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

 

Finals Schedule

Time

Thursday 1 April

6:00pm

SF 1: Top of Pool A vs Runner Up Pool B

7:10pm

SF 2: Top of Pool B vs Runner Up Pool A

8:30pm

GF 1: Winner of SF 1 vs Winner SF2 (T10)