About the Phuket Cricket Week

Welcome to the official blog of the Phuket Cricket Week

The Phuket Cricket Week is run by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) (www.cricketsixes.com)

The ACST continues to organise superb club cricket events at fantastic locations across Asia Pacific since it was founded in 2000.

The Phuket Cricket Week comprises of the ICC Award Winning Phuket International Cricket Sixes and the Thalang International 7's (formerly known as the Kata International 7's)

The Sixes were first held in 2004, while the 7's made its first appearance in 2012. Both events have helped raise substantial sums through the kindness of its worldwide participants to assist in the next generation of Thais falling in love with the game through the Phuket Cricket Group's Junior Development Fund. The ACST would like to thank the PCG for their continued and invaluable support as the Phuket Cricket week continues to flourish.

All enquiries for anyone wishing to come along and make friendships through the game, whether as a team or individuals should contact the ACST Chairman, Michael 'Cat' Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

We hope that you enjoy looking through the archives of this brilliant event. Look at the index page down the right-hand side and click on the year and feature you wish to see. Content will continually be updated. If you see an untitled image you can assist with, please get in touch!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2014 - Phuket Cricket Week Preview

Venue Announcement 2014

13 March 2014

The newly refurbished Republic Phuket Football Ground & Kata Group Resorts Thailand will this year play host to the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 in April this year.

ACST Chairman Michael Maher said he was very impressed with the new “state of the art” Clubhouse, the new re-laid surface of the pitch and the excellent new facilities available at the ground.

“I am looking forward to seeing the teams in action at this brilliant ground and thank the Kata Group Resorts Thailand for investing in the future of sport and tourism for Phuket,” Mr Maher said.

“The ground staff are working with us to ensure that this year’s tournaments are memorable in making 2014 an excellent event.

“ASCT is delighted to be returning to the Republic Phuket Football ground, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from Kata and Karon Beaches where the teams stay. We are excited to be amongst the first to enjoy these fantastic enhanced facilities.

“This will be the 11th ACST event in Phuket and it is fitting that we start a new decade at this brand new, wonderful ground which reflects our “Friendship Through Cricket” Phuket Cricket Week.”

Pramookpisitt Achariyachai, President of the Kata Group Resorts Thailand and Phuket Football Club said the Group was thrilled to continue to build the special partnership with the ACST’s “Fun In The Fun” cricket events.

“Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience,” Khun Pramookpisitt said.

“We are also proud to be a leader in supporting sport in Phuket through The Kings Cup Sailing, Beach Volleyball, Rugby, Indoor Soccer and of course the Phuket Football Club.”

The Republic Phuket Football ground, which is owned by the entertainment media creator Republic Phuket, is managed by Mr Pariyawit Achariyachai, a son of Khun Pramookpisitt.

“Republic Phuket Football ground provides courses and a place for Phuket children aged between 6-12 who want to become professional footballers in Phuket FC academy,” Khun Pariyawit said.

“The ground will also provide a strong base for the ongoing development of international cricket on Phuket, as well as other international sports.”

Mr Maher said millions of Baht had been raised at the ACST events over the past 10 years for Tsunami relief and to support orphans and Junior Cricket Development in Phuket.

He said teams from Australia, the Middle East, the Sub-continent, England and the Asian region would come for the tournament joining Phuket teams which included young local players funded by the ACST and supporters.

Mr Maher also thanked long-term supporter of the event, Australian-based Asia Escape Holidays (AEH) and the Phuket Cricket Group for their ongoing contribution to the development of cricket in Phuket.

For information about the tournaments: www.cricketsixes.com and www.phuketsixes.com or e-mail mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

About Kata Group Resorts Thailand:

Kata Group Resorts Thailand currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi. For more information, please visit www.katagroup.com

Itinerary Asian Phuket Cricket Week 10th – 21st April 2014

·        Wednesday 9 April night from 7.30pm to 10.30pm – Opening Party at Angus OTools Pub, North Kata Beach. Hawaiian Theme Night (dress up for laughs), Buffet Food, beers and limited other drinks provided.
·        Thursday morning 10 April at the Republic Phuket Ground before play / Captains Meeting plus Official Launch Media Conference. - Play starts at 11am Round 1.
·        Thursday night 10 April / Bar Sponsor Night (TBA)
·        Friday morning 11 April 10.15am – Play starts round 2.
·        Friday night 11 April / Bar Sponsor Night (TBA)
·        Saturday morning 12 April 10.15 – Play Starts Finals.
·        Saturday afternoon / evening 12 April / Trophy Presentations and Drinks at the Republic Phuket Ground.
·        a Tuesday afternoon / the Sun Leisure Kata Beach International Beach Cricket Tournament with beers and limited drinks provided. (Raju Seemant has organised this event)

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