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HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

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 will see teams represent six different communities – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The seventh edition will also feature the introduction of a Rest of the World team. This will give people of all other nations that make up the diverse Thunder Nation a chance to compete on Finals Day against an All Stars team consisting of players from nations who aren't competing in the Final.

Event Date  Time  Location  Registrations 
Nepal Community Trials Friday 12 February 2021 7:00pm - 9:30pm Bankstown Oval Registrations Closed
Bangladesh Community Trials Sunday 14 February 2021 6:00pm - 8:30pm Bankstown Oval Registrations Closed
India Community Trials Sunday 21 February 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pm Blacktown Intl Sportspark Registrations Closed
Sri Lanka Community Trials Wednesday 24 February 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm Howell Oval, Penrith Click Here
Pakistan Community Trials Sunday 28 February 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm Blacktown Intl Sportspark
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Afghanistan Community Trials Friday 5 March 2021 7:00pm - 9:30pm Bankstown Oval
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Rest of the World Community Trials Sunday 7 March 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm Blacktown Intl Sportspark
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Sydney Thunder will continue to monitor the public health situation in NSW to ensure HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup events can be held safely in accordance with government protocols to protect everyone involved.

Times for trials are subject to change and sessions may be split to adhere to social distancing measures in indoor centres.

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.