Chris Bourke has the curious announcement that Canberra’s getting a local twenty over cricket competition. But how are they forming the teams?
The eight Champions Trophy teams are the Pakistan Greens, Pakistan Stars, Sri Lankan Lions, West Indies Lions, Australian Taipans, Afghanistan Leopards, Indian Royals and the Indian Strikers.
Dr Bourke said, “With the support of the Diplomatic Community and players living in Canberra from around the cricketing world, we hope to see this event grow in future years.
“Our centenary year is only days away. Sport, especially cricket has been part of the social glue of Canberra since its early days. Sport transcends language and cultural differences and brings together people from all backgrounds.
“I am sure the Canberra Cricket Champions Trophy will demonstrate how that tradition lives on and brings together multicultural Canberra through the great multicultural game of cricket.