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HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

The HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup celebrates cultural diversity and provides an opportunity for individuals to represent their community.

Registrations are now open for the 2019 HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup.

Set to run throughout September and October, the Thunder Nation Cup exists to give individuals the opportunity to connect with their community and celebrate culture through cricket.

The Thunder Nation Cup moves into its sixth season and will feature a new community Vietnam bringing the total to nine communities.

Registrations for the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup are free and individuals are invited to attend Community Trials, where a team will be selected to represent their community at the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Finals Day.

For information about the Women’s Thunder Nation Cup, please contact Sydney Thunder.

2019 HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Schedule

Nepal Community Event – Sunday 8 September – Please contact Sydney Thunder

Fiji Community Trials – Wednesday 18 September – REGISTER HERE

India Community Trials – Sunday 22 September – REGISTER HERE

Bangladesh Community Trials – Wednesday 25 September – REGISTER HERE

Pakistan Community Trials – Sunday 29 September – REGISTER HERE

African Nations Community Trials – Wednesday 2 October – REGISTER HERE

Sri Lanka Community Event – Monday 7 October – Please contact Sydney Thunder

Afghanistan Community Trials – Wednesday 16th October – REGISTER HERE

Vietnam Community Trials – Sunday 20th October – REGISTER HERE

From each Community Trial, a team will be selected to represent their nation at the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Finals Day on Sunday 3 November 2019.

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.

Last season the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup was contested by teams representing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Fiji, Nepal and African Nations with close to 1,000 participants trialling to represent their community.

After progressing through the Community Round, Afghanistan and Nepal contested the Thunder Nation Cup final at Sydney Showground Stadium, prior to the KFC Big Bash League fixture between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades.

For the first time, Afghanistan won the Thunder Nation Cup, defeating Nepal by five wickets.

“For a lot of the guys it’s a dream come true to play here,” Afghanistan captain Hameed Kherkhah said after the match.

“The win means a lot to us. We made the semi-finals a few years ago but today we were in the final and we got over the line so it was pretty good. It means a lot to everybody in our community.”