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ACST Phuket Cricket week organisers announce new home venue

Organisers of the ACST Cricket Week have confirmed that a new home venue had been confirmed for the award winning series of cricket events taking place in Phuket, Thailand from 14 - 22 April.

 
PRLog - Mar. 27, 2012 - Tournament Director, Mr Saurav Chatterjee, of organisers the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour commented, "Karon Municipal Council recently withdrew the availability of Karon Stadium, where we have staged the Phuket International Cricket Sixes since 2004, due to the forthcoming Thailand Youth Games in May.

"Subsequently we looked for an alternative venue and, following site visits to several potential venues in Phuket we have moved our cricket tournaments to a new home at Kata Group Sports Ground in Chalong. The KGSG offers excellent facilities such as a swimming pool, bar and even a clubhouse which teams and spectators can enjoy, plus a larger, turfed playing field, and is only 10 minutes drive from the Green Man," continued Mr Chatterjee.

"We would like to thank the Kata Group for the excellent support and we're looking forward to staging two tournaments of the ACST Phuket Cricket Week at KGSG: the new Kata Group Cricket 7s and the flagship tournament the Phuket International Cricket Sixes. The Karon Seasands Beach Cricket tournament will be held as usual at Karon Beach," Mr Chatterjee continued.

Mr Andrew Swatdipakdi , General Manager, Kata Beach Resort & Spa said, "The Kata Group is supporting ACST Phuket Cricket Week and we're looking forward to welcoming teams to the new home of Phuket Cricket Week at our Kata Group Sports Ground."



For further information about the ACST Phuket Cricket Week 2012 see the tournament website at www.phuketsixes.com or contact Mark Burns of ACST at mark@cricketsixes.com





ACST Phuket Cricket Week 2012

14th – 22nd April 2012



Kata Group International Cricket 7s 2012
   

14th – 16th April

Karon Sea Sands Beach Cricket Tournament
   

17th April

9th Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2012
   

19th – 22nd April




About Phuket Cricket Week 2012
The continuing success and growth of the Phuket International Cricket Sixes tournament, which was first staged in 2004, has led to the creation of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour’s “Phuket Cricket Week” which features three cricket tournaments for overseas and local cricket teams and spectators to enjoy held from 14th – 22nd April: a Cricket 7s tournament, a Beach Cricket tournament and of course the Phuket International Cricket Sixes. Forty cricket teams from around the world are anticipated to be competing during Phuket Cricket Week.

During Phuket Cricket Week funds will be raised for the Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund which provides funding towards junior cricket activities in Phuket. In 2011, 158,000 baht was raised for the Fund through the activities of ACST volunteers and the generosity of the teams.

About the Kata Group International Cricket 7s (14-16 April)
The Kata Group International Cricket 7s is a new tournament for 2012, developed to cater for the increasing demand from teams to play cricket during Phuket Cricket Week. Up to sixteen teams will compete in this new tournament which features a novel seven-a-side format, rather than the traditional six-a-side, giving the fielding team captain the advantage of an additional fielder. The Team Captains’ Meeting will take place on 13th April and matches will be played at Kata Group Sports Ground from 14th – 16th. The Kata Cricket 7s Players’ Party will be staged on the night of the 14th April.

About the Karon Sea Sands Beach Cricket Tournament (17th April)
The Beach Cricket Tournament is always popular with the teams and supporters participating in the Phuket Sixes and will also this year feature teams from the Kata 7s. The Beach Cricket takes place this year on 17th April from noon to 6pm at Karon Beach opposite the Karon Sea Sands Resort.


About the Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2012 (18th – 22nd April)
Now in its ninth year the ICC award winning Phuket International Cricket Sixes was first staged in 2004. This year the Sixes will feature up to 28 teams, plus supporters and officials from around the world, and will be played at the Kata Group Sports Ground for the first time.



Kata Group Sports Ground (KGSG) address:
Chao Fah Thani Village
Chao Fah West road, (opposite TOT center)

Tambon Chalong,

Muang Phuket,

Phuket 83130

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