With India and Australia both currently in the top 3 spots in world cricket in Tests and ODI, the interest in cricket, especially Australians of Indian background, has reached new heights. This together with the great accomplishment of FINACTs two inaugural T20 tournaments ensures that the 2014 round of games are sure to be a resounding success.
It is said that sport, and cricket in particular, is a great leveller and has the capacity to bring together peoples of all backgrounds and traditions. FINACT is to be congratulated in its achievements in its work within the Canberra to provide a bridge between the traditions of Australia and India.
The FINACT Cricket tournament is important on many levels not the least the contest between bat and ball.
I congratulate the organisers, the players and sponsors of the 2014 FINACT T-20 Cricket Tournament and send my best wish all involved.
Jeremy Hanson, CSC, MLA
28 January 2014