Chiang Mai set to celebrate 25th Anniversary Cricket Sixes

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The 25th annual Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes tournament will run from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th April, 2012 at the beautiful and picturesque Chiengmai Gymkhana Club, Thailand’s oldest sports club which dates back to 1898.

The event is extra special this year at it reaches its quarter century and promises to be better than ever, with some teams promising some extra entertainment, which presumably could be both on and off the field.  As usual it has attracted a keen and competitive range of teams from all over the world.

Cricket - Chiang Mai Sixes style. Cricket – Chiang Mai Sixes style.

Each day’s cricket will commence at 8.30 or 9.00am and up to 15 matches are scheduled each day before drawing of stumps around dusk.  The fact that up to 15 games will be played per day gives you an idea of how fast and furious the action will be.  While cricket is the main theme and topic, fun and socialising are also high on the agenda.

San Miguel Beer (Thailand) are again the official tournament sponsor as part of their recognition of the ever-growing popularity of cricket in Thailand and the consumption of its products will provide much needed liquid refreshment to many during the course of the tournament.  With cricket an official sport at the Asian Games for the first time in 2010, Thai cricketers were most welcome of the gracious support of San Miguel.

For 1 week, 32 men’s teams from 12 countries around the world will meet to play cricket and enjoy the warm welcome and unique hospitality and charm that Chiang Mai provides to its visitors.  The sounds of willow bats striking rock-hard leather cricket balls, the cries of “Howzat!” as players are out, and the pleasure of a cold drink (or two or six!!) in the early April hot season sun will be enjoyed by everyone who attends.  For more information go to www.chiangmaisixes.com.