As the Patron of the Federation of Indian Associations of the ACT Inc, I am very pleased to support the FINACT Rolling Trophy T‑20 Cricket Tournament for 2014. The 2014 tournament follows on from two very successful previous tournaments.
Few things ignite the passions of Indians and Australians as much as cricket, with the game serving as a bridge between our two cultures. Twenty20 Cricket is an exciting take on the game with this format firmly embraced by India, who of course won the first official twenty20 World Cup in 2007. Twenty20 cricket is rapidly becoming a favourite cricket format in Australia.
FINACT has set about adding our own local flavour to the concept and hosted the inaugural FINACT Tournament here in the ACT since 2012. The passion and intensity of the teams playing has been remarkable and 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
3 February 2014