The annual HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is a celebration of culture, cricket, community and social cohesion.
Teams drawn from Sydney Thunder’s territory, known as the Thunder Nation, celebrate their cultural ties to their former homelands by playing Australia’s national sport, cricket.
“When I came to Australia a few years back, I hardly knew anyone here, now I can proudly say that I got a big extended family and friends here, all the credit goes to cricket. Cricket always unites people,” said Ravi Adabala, who represented India.
The seventh edition of the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup saw teams represent six different communities – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
India defeated Sri Lanka in the Grand Final at Blacktown International Sportspark to claim their third HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup title.
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.
“HomeWorld, alongside Sydney Thunder, is committed to making a genuine contribution to the community,” said Busch.
“We are thrilled to be part of the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup, it is a wonderful initiative that brings communities together.
“The standard of the cricket played and the passion each player has for their team and country, make this a wonderful celebration of cricket and culture.”
For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.