Noosa to host big international players for the first time ahead of T20 World cup

Noosa will be hosting some of the most recognized and talented female cricketers in the upcoming week of February. In the lead to the world cup, T20 practice matches are going to be held at Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club. The same ground will also be their training venue ahead of the world cup.

 

Noosa Tewantin Cricket Club. Pic Credits:https://www.noosanews.com.au/
Noosa Tewantin Cricket Club. Pic Credits:https://www.noosanews.com.au/

 

Sports Development Officer, Amanda Tie said Council and Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club had been working closely with the Pakistan and West Indies Cricket Boards for months to bring the elite teams here. “This is such an exciting opportunity for cricket fans and all supporters of women’s sport to see world-class teams playing local, especially as these are the only T20 World Cup games scheduled in Queensland,” Ms. Tie said.

Part of the coaching staff includes West Indian cricket legend Gus Logie and Pakistani cricket veteran Iqbal Imam. “There will be a series of free clinics and workshops for kids and families, plus the three matches will produce some extraordinary world-class cricket right here at the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club for all to see up close.”

It commences from 5th February with Queensland Cricket offering free kids cricket clinics alongside the players, at Read Park in Tewantin. 1st T20 is scheduled to start on 7th February. 2nd T20 will be held on 9th February along with the family day. The 3rd T20 is on 11th February. Brisbane Heat and Queensland Cricket will arrange pre-game activities on the day of the match.

President of Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club, Brett Lea said the big-name cricketers will bring in the crowds.

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“This is a first for Noosa and our club. To have international, world-class T20 cricketers play live at our venue here in Noosa is just incredible and a big win for our region. We expect crowds from all over South-East Queensland to these matches. The local community and cricket enthusiasts alike should embrace the opportunity, bring their chairs and blankets and head down to see these elite athletes live in action,” he said.

The international T20 players will attend a Regional Women’s Cricket Lunch, “The players will be out and about the Shire soaking up all things Noosa and engaging with the community through the luncheon and a range of clinics and training sessions. The achievements, particularly of the Pakistan women to achieve elite athlete status is a phenomenal story given that it is illegal for women to run in public in Pakistan. Their stories of overcoming adversity to reach their sporting goals is nothing short of inspirational,” said Ms. Tie.

Source: Mirage news

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