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Cricket to resume in Taichung this weekend

By Richard Hazeldine  /  STAFF REPORTER

The domestic cricket season resumes this weekend following its New Year break with the two-day Taiwan Power Cricket Tournament in Taichung.

Cricket fans in the area can sample the action by heading to the Wan Sho baseball ground (萬壽棒球場) — known to cricketers as The Cauldron — at the corner of Ta Duen Road (大墩路) and Shang San S Road (向上南路).

Four teams will compete in the 12-over format round-robin group stages on Saturday and Sunday, with the top two battling it out in a 16-over decider on Sunday afternoon.

The first game on Saturday will feature the finalists of December’s Taiwan Annual Cricket Competition, with runners-up Pakistan Cricket Club Taiwan (PCCT) looking for revenge against the champion Formosa Cricket Club (FCC). Then the Pakistan Badshahs will play the Xbats. PCCT will also play the Xbats before FCC take on the Badshahs.

Play gets under way earlier on Sunday, with the Xbats taking on FCC at 9am before the group stages are rounded off with a sub-continental between PCCT and the Badshahs at 11am. The final game will begin at 1pm, with the prize-giving ceremony scheduled to take place at 4pm.

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