CAM Youth Association is going to organize a club day-night cricket tournament, “CAM Premier League,” for the first time among the Nepalese community in Sydney, Australia.
The competition, held under the tagline “Together We Can,” will begin on March 19 and run until mid-June. Games will be held every weekend.
The tournament’s second season will be organized under the structure of the association, with a total of 16 teams participating. Bressington Park, South Everly Park, and North Everly Park will host games.
“The tournament director, Muskan Pandey, has stated that the tournament has three primary goals. The first is to introduce the Nepali community to cricket. The second is to provide direction to Nepalese players in their careers. And the third is to use sports as a means of helping mentally stressed players.”
According to Pandey, “We have organized the tournament with the main objective of introducing the Nepali community to cricket. The tournament aims to encourage players and inspire them to become professionals. Additionally, it aims to help players suffering from mental stress and depression through the game.”
“The opening match of the tournament will be played between the first season’s best eleven team and the GenX best eleven. The association has chosen the slogan ‘SAY NO TO SUICIDE’ for the inaugural game. This is an effort to reduce the increasing number of suicides in the Nepalese community in Australia.”
Director Pandey announced that the competition’s winning team would receive a prize of 6,000 Australian dollars, while the runner-up would receive 2,000 Australian dollars. Additionally, the Player of the Series would receive $500, and outstanding players in other categories would also be awarded attractive prizes.
The competition is sponsored by Kingston Institute Australia, with Ray Properties sponsoring the runner-up prize. Safal Education and Visa Services sponsors the player of the series, Imperial College sponsors the best batsman, Fixer Auto Mobiles sponsors the best bowler, and SC Transport sponsors the player of the match. In addition, the competition is supported by KTM Consulting, Carlton Grocery, and Sydney Print & Design.
The matches of the tournament can be watched live on Facebook and YouTube, while the live score can be accessed through the Cricclub app.
In the previous season, Buddha Bhumi Cricket Club won the tournament by defeating West United Cricket Club, and they received a prize of 5000 Australian dollars. This year, the prize money has been increased for the winning team.
There are total 16 number of teams competing in the tournament, including Cam Youth Cricket Club, Lumbini Cricket Club, Terai Tigers Sports Club, Buddhabhumi Cricket Club, West United Cricket Club, GNR Cricket Club, AE Global Cricket Club, Royal Khukuri Cricket Club, Boundary Line Cricket Club, The Kangaroo Cricket Club, Chitwan Rhinos Cricket Club, Hamro Youth Cricket Club, Simrik Boys Cricket Club, The Next Rising Cricket Club, Extratech Cricket Club and Amdabalam Blazers Cricket Club