I am delighted to see Canberra’s Indian community working so strongly together and supporting the second FINACT T-20 Cricket Tournament.
We in Australia and the people of India, and the whole subcontinent, share a common heritage which is often manifested in our love of cricket. Cricket in many ways epitomises the aims of FINACT of Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration.
With an increase in teams participating of 50% from last year, this tournament will quickly establishing itself as a feature of Canberra cricketing calendar. I am also excited at the prospect of a great combat for the Tendulkar-Akram Trophy in the Indo-Pak T-20 match in March.
Canberra is certainly being spoilt with a feast of great cricket in 2013 and hopefully this can be expanded in future years with more competitions such as the FINACT T-20.
Congratulations are due to all the sponsors, organisers and players who have contributed to the success of these events.
Vicki Dunne MLA
Speaker ACT Legislative Assembly