MESSAGE FROM THE PATRON
As the Patron of the Federation of Indian Associations of the ACT Inc, Iam very pleased to support the FINACT Rolling Trophy T-20 Cricket Tournament for 2013.Twenty20 Cricket is not new to the Indian community. Since the rapid rise of Twenty20 cricket around the world the first official World Cup took place in South Africa during September 2007 and was won by the nation of India.
FINACT then set about adding our own local flavour to the concept and hosted the inaugural FINACT Tournament here in the ACT in 2012. Eight teams participated in that event, and this year the Tournament will feature 12 teams who will take to the field and compete passionately for the championship.
An added feature this year will be the selection of the FINACT Eleven at the end of the tournament, consisting of the top 11 players of the tournament based on their performance.
I wish all participants success and I look forward to seeing this Tournament as an annual fixture on our local sporting calendar.
I congratulate FINACT for this concept and I thank the sponsors and the local community who support this event and who make it such a success.
Joy Burch MLA
Minister for Multicultural Affairs