The ninth annual HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is set to be run across one action-packed day this weekend.
Teams representing six communities - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - will face off in a series of pool matches before the top four progress to the finals.
All eyes will be on reigning champions India as they look to go back-to-back, while Pakistan will be hoping to reclaim the title they last won in 2020.
The HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup exists to give individuals the opportunity to connect with their community and celebrate culture through cricket.
Trudi Busch, Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Community at HomeWorld, said the reason HomeWorld – who manage and develop the largest new home display villages across NSW – continue to support the Thunder Nation Cup is because its values extend beyond the cricket field.
“We are committed to partnering with Sydney Thunder to deliver the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup each year,” said Busch.
“Not only is it an important initiative that brings communities together, but it is a wonderful celebration of cricket and culture.
“We look forward to watching the tournament being played, and the pride and passion that each player will bring to their game as they represent their country.”
Ridwan Rahmatullah (C)
Abdul Qahar Qazizada
Kahlil ur Rehman
Jawad Rashid Rakin
Ariful Hasan Sobuj
Mohammad Ismail Ahmed
Shafquat Ahmed Siyam
Arun Chauhan (C)
Kunwardeep Singh Brar
Javed Ahmed Mohammad
Ayush Jung Thada
Mausuf Jung Rana
Asad Usman (C)
Zain Ali Mahavai
Team Sri Lanka
Samantha dinesh Kumara Marakkala manage
Suthakar pillay Rajaguru senathipillay
Pragash Payson Payson Sriranjan
Spectators are welcome to attend the finals at Raby Sports Complex. Entry is free.
The first pool game is scheduled to begin at 9:00am and the grand final is scheduled for 6:00pm.
All games will be played in a modified format, with eight players per side and six overs in each innings.