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HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup set for Indoor format

04 August 2022

The 2022 Thunder Nation Cup Finals will be played at the Hills Indoor Sports Centre, Seven Hills

Teams representing six communities - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – will converge upon the Hills Indoor Sports Centre, Seven Hills on Saturday August 6 for a day of action-packed indoor cricket with one side set to emerge as 2022 HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup champions.

Ongoing wet weather and limited venue suitability across Sydney restricted the opportunity for the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Finals to be played in its traditional outdoor format.

After consultation with team captains and participants, the desire is for the Thunder Nation Cup to go ahead. Therefore, to avoid any further disruptions a plan has been set to complete the competition in an indoor sports facility, as well as provide usual tournament experiences for participants at the recently developed Cricket Central a day prior to the competition.

Defending title-holders India will be eager to retain the trophy after their victory in last year’s grand finale, whilst 2020 winners Pakistan will also be hoping to make it two titles in three years.

The annual HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is now into its ninth year and has proven to be a successful and enjoyable event for all involved.

The competition exists to give individuals the opportunity to connect with their community and celebrate culture through cricket.

It is also a chance for players to showcase their skills as talented NSW Blues and Sydney Thunder representative Tanveer Sangha will be in attendance, hoping to catch some high-quality 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.”

Event Information (Saturday, August 6, 1:30pm – 10:00pm)

Spectators are welcome to attend the finals at the Hills Indoor Sports Centre, Seven Hills. Entry is free.

Group stage matches are scheduled to begin at 1:30pm, with finals set to be played at 8:00pm.

Each team will play 3 matches with 1st place from both pools going on to face off in the Grand Final.

There will be a 3rd place and 5th place playoff for the remaining sides.

Team Information

Nazir Shinwari
Naqib Akbari
Haroon Ahmadzai
Modacer Nomandi
Abdul Qahar Qazizada
Ridwan Rahmatullah (C)
Kahalil Ur Rahman
Hilal Tawakal
Shafi Shinwari
Sultan Kakar

Akther Hussain
Anirban Maitra (C)
Rahid Alam
Jawad Rashid Rakin
Sadi Rahaman
Ismail Bin Islam 
Ariful Hasan Sobuj
Fazle Rabbi
Mohammad Ismail Ahmed
Shafquat Ahmed Siyam

Smit Doshi
Vishesh Chaudhary
Dhiraj Sharma ©
Kunwardeep Singh Brar
Mandar Marigudi
Pushpinder Jassal
Smit Doshi
Amanjot Singh
Ravi Adabala

Ayush Jung Thada
Bhuwan Karki
Dewesh Soni
Mausuf Jung Rana
Rupesh Shrestha
Sandesh Acharya
Subodh Basnet
Sujan Karki
Yuvraj Malla
Uddhav Dahal
Saroj Pathak (c)

Mirza Arsahd
Muhammad Subhan Kahn
Muhammad Khan
Rana Hamza
Asad Usman
Sajjad Qaiser
Basit Ali
Sibghat Khan (C)
Bilal Qureshi
Muhammad Khan


Sri Lanka
Kavinan Selvaruban
Angasan Muthulingam
Samantha dinesh Kumara Marakkala 
Thanusraj Yogeswaran
Suthakar pillay Rajaguru senathipillay (C)
Pragash Payson Payson Sriranjan
Tarik Viswasam
Nuwan De Silva Kulasekera
Don Dulaj Dasanayake
Michael Liguory