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Sixers and Thunder to contest women’s Indigenous T20 Cup

25 September 2019

The Sydney Sixers Indigenous XI are set to take on their Thunder counterparts in a three-game tournament in Sydney on December 4-5 to decide the women’s Indigenous T20 Cup.

To nominate for the women’s Indigenous T20 Cup, please CLICK HERE.

Contesting the Indigenous T20 Cup for the first time, the tournament will continue the drive from both Sydney clubs to celebrate culture, grow participation rates and to help inspire the next generation of Indigenous women playing cricket.

Cricket NSW and the clubs are in the process of creating a Reconciliation Action Plan that aims to increase participation in the sport at grassroots level, whilst using the W/BBL to create role-modelling in communities.

Sydney Sixers and Australian all rounder Ash Gardner (Muruwari) was full of praise for the concept, believing the benefits cricket could provide the Indigenous community were far reaching.

“I’m very proud of my Aboriginal heritage and I love playing cricket so anything that encourages Indigenous women to give the game a go is a great initiative,” Gardner said.

“It’s important for young Indigenous women to feel connected to their culture and if cricket can help them gain a sense of pride and belonging when they play for their mob, that’s a great thing.”

Dharmini Chauhan (Wiradjuri), who played for the Thunder Indigenous XI during their successful tour to Tasmania last season, echoed Gardner’s sentiments and said the tournament was a great way to combine cricket and meeting new friends.

“From the Indigenous T20 cup against the Sixers I am hoping to gain many friendships whilst playing quality cricket, that brings great competition and enjoyment to all the girls, by doing what we love,” Chauhan said. 

To nominate for the women’s Indigenous T20 Cup, please CLICK HERE.

For more information please contact Sydney Sixers via info@sydneysixers.com.au