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Intercultural Sports League and Hobart Hurricanes Officially Partner

10 August 2017

Raj Chopra and Chris Rawson signing the official partnership contract

 The Intercultural Sports League (ICSL) has today officially partnered with the Hurricanes to create the inaugural Hurricanes Champions League ahead of what is shaping up to be a huge summer of cricket in Tasmania.

 The ICSL recorded around 150 active players and 370 supporters from many different cultural backgrounds last season, which is hoped will continue to increase with the ongoing support of the Hobart Hurricanes.


The Hurricanes Champions League will be a T20 community cricket competition consisting of between 8 and 10 teams from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  There are currently players with Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, Syrian, Australian and Bhutanese backgrounds all participating in the competition which will run between the 22nd of October and the 21st of January 2017.


Additional events will include the Hurricanes Champions League Dream Team match, where the best players from the league will come together to take on the Margate Cricket Club on the 26th of January, as well as a Quiz Night to be held at Blundstone Arena on the 27th of September.


President and Founder of the ICSL Raj Chopra said he was very excited about the partnership which will give all Tasmanians more opportunity to be involved in the great game of cricket.


“This partnership with the Hurricanes will enable us to create a bigger profile for the competition and engage more people in our competition and events.


“We have people from many cultural backgrounds as part of our community already and we are really excited to be able to get more people involved,” he said.


Hobart Hurricanes Fan, Community and Event Manager Chris Rawson said the partnership is another fantastic opportunity to engage more Tasmanians.


“Raj has done an incredible job establishing this competition and we are keen to help out wherever we can to enable him and everyone from the ICSL to continue the great work.


“The Hurricanes are Tasmania’s team and this partnership allows us to engage more Tasmanians in the game of cricket and support a great community program,” Mr Rawson said.


For more information about the competition please contact