Pakistan Muhammad Ashraf, legends Brett Lee,
Russel Arnold and Nick Hockley CEO Cricket Australia attended SCG Multicultural
Bangladesh beat India and win Multicultural Cricket
Cup at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
(Mr. Kamil Khan provided Exclusive Photos for
Sydney, December 14, 2023 The Sydney Cricket
Ground (SCG) witnessed a dazzling showcase of Multicultural cricket talent at
the SCG Multicultural Cup 2023. Eight community teams, representing diverse
cultures, converged at this iconic venue for a spirited tournament that transcended
borders and celebrated unity through sports. A special acknowledgment goes to
AD Group of Companies, the title sponsor of this event. Mr. Adeel Malik from AD
Group of Companies is the owner of this company, and without his invaluable
support, this event would not have been possible. This sponsorship
significantly contributed to the success and vibrancy of the SCG Multicultural
The event was graced by the presence of
distinguished guests, including Muhammad Ashraf, Consul General of Pakistan,
Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia, adding to the grandeur of the occasion,
cricket legends Brett Lee and Russel Arnold were
present, offering their support and adding to the excitement of the tournament.
This incredible event would not have been possible without the help and support
of Phil Heads- GM, Venues NSW Reflecting on the significance of this amazing
community cricket tournament, Brett Lee expressed, "This event provides
players with the incredible opportunity to fulfill a dream by playing at the
iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. It brings communities together and celebrates
diversity, showcasing the power of cricket to unite.
Mr. Muhammad Ashraf, Consul General of
Pakistan, expressed his satisfaction, stating, I was very pleased to
participate in the second edition of the Multicultural Cricket Cup at the
Sydney Cricket Ground. The format of the event is outstanding bringing the
multicultural communities together in a sporting environment. Such healthy
activities add yet another colour to the multicultural character of Australia.
He went on to congratulate the organizers, specifically acknowledging Kamil
Khan for meticulous planning and execution of the event. Mr. Nick Hockley, CEO
Cricket Australia, also appreciated Kamil Khan's leadership in organizing the
event for multicultural communities.
"On a personal note," Mr. Ashraf
added, "the positive contagious energy of the event was so electrifying
that I could not resist going out in the middle as a batter to practically
participate in the game."
Nick Hockley remarked, "What a fantastic
event organized by Kamil Khan, this event will bring the community together and
promote diversity, fostering a spirit of unity through the love of
Kamil Khan, the force behind the event, said,
"The SCG Multicultural Cup shows how cricket brings diverse communities
together. It reflects our shared love for the sport, and events like these play
a big role in creating a sense of belonging and togetherness.
Bangladesh won the SCG Multicultural Cup 2023,
held at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. The final match witnessed Bangladesh
defeating India, securing the championship.
The SCG Multicultural Cup 2023 concluded with a
grand award ceremony, Honouring the participating teams and celebrating the
success of an event that not only showcased cricketing excellence but also
championed the values of diversity, inclusivity, and unity.
Kamil Khan and Mr. Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia
CG Pakistan Muhammad Ashraf Presenting Trophy to Winning Team of
Consul General of Pakistan Muhammad Ashraf playing at historic SCG
Kamil Khan and Brett Lee