Chiang Mai Sixes starts this weekend

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The San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes will take place at Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club from 31st March to 6th April.  Play will be under way by 9.00 a.m. every day and finish by 5.30 p.m.  The competition concludes with finals day on Saturday 6th April.

Last year, the San Miguel Chiang Mai International Sixes celebrated its 25th anniversary and it has built an unrivalled reputation on a recipe of enjoyable yet competitive cricket, with teams from around the world returning year after year.

Defending champions Bashundhara Cricketers.Defending champions Bashundhara Cricketers.

Teams come from around the world to take part, from place such as England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but also from countries closer at hand in the Far or Middle East, along with several local teams from Chiang Mai and other parts of Thailand.  The defending Cup champions, Bashundhara Cricketers, who have won three times in the last four years, will be returning once again from their home base in Bangladesh.

The first half of the tournament will see the 30 teams ranked for the second stage where the teams are divided into five different categories with five trophies up for grabs.

The leading six teams will compete for the Cup, the next six teams will play for the Bowl and the next six will compete for the Shield.  The next tier play for the Plate and the lowest ranked six teams will be striving hard to win the Spoon which last year was won by Sa Pa.

A third of the 30 teams will win prizes at this year’s event and some of the best junior cricketers in Chiang Mai will be on show playing for the Thai Thevada team who have always given a good account of themselves at the Sixes.

As well as almost a hundred short and sweet cricket matches with fours and sixes galore, spectators will find a festival atmosphere with food and drink available all day and there are three official functions during the seven-day event.

Further details are available on the website chiangmaisixes. com where online video and audio feeds will be found as well as updated scores from all the matches.