Dear Chiangmai Mail,
I would like to say a sincere ‘thank you’, for your sponsorship of the
20th Chiang Mai Sixes.
The press, both local and national gave us even better
than usual coverage. Thanks to the Chiang Mai Mail and ESC sponsorship, we
received significant coverage in the Bangkok Post and thank you for the
superb coverage in both the Chiang Mai Mail and Pattaya Mail. Capital TV is
also preparing a TV release on the Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes. Continuous live
audio and video internet coverage, through the Chiang Mai Sixes website,
during the tournament also attracted web visitors from around the world.
The 33 teams participating made it the largest cricket
sixes tournament ever held in Chiang Mai.
The fame of the event is well established in cricketing
circles with a continuous worldwide presence on our website at www.chiangmai
sixes.com. Your prestigious sponsorship adds additional acceptance amongst
the cricketing fraternity that the Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes is indeed the
most famous and well known amateur cricket sixes tournament in the world.
The junior cricket program known as "Sawasdee"
Cricket also went very well. The team of junior Thai nationals playing in
the main competition did incredibly well, reaching the semi-finals of the
2nd highest division and received accolades all around. It is definitely
time the Thai sports authorities considered making cricket an official sport
in Thailand. The potential to reach international standard is very
definitely possible if handled correctly. Sponsorship for coaches and
facilities as well as government recognition is needed.
ESC’s offer of free rooms for the winning team was won
by the Gloucestershire Gipsies on the last ball of their finals match
against Bangladesh’s Cricketeers. They needed 10 runs to win off 2 balls.
First a four followed by a six which just got over the boundary by ONE foot.
A truly wonderful finish to a great tournament!
In closing, may I thank you once again on behalf of all
the Sixes organizers and participants, and hope that you will be willing and
able to not only continue but even increase your support for the 21st event
With very best regards,
Maurice Bromley - Tournament Director