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.
Regional events will continue in the ACT and Wagga Wagga as well as events with a focus on female participation.
HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup events in Sydney have been postponed until 2021 in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to protect everyone involved.
Regional events in Wagga Wagga and the ACT will go ahead as scheduled in October and November with hygiene and safety protocols firmly in place.
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.