October 13, 2011

Thailand

Thailand prepares to unveil new ground in Phuket

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Work on the Alan Cooke Ground continues © Phuket News

The Phuket News reports that significant progress has been made on the Phuket Cricket Group’s (PCG) new home, the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG).

The grass and the concrete base for the pitch has already been laid and the high-tech synthetic turf pitch, being provided by the Cricket Association of Thailand, will follow shortly.

“It won’t be long now before the Island Furniture cricket season gets underway, and the players are eagerly awaiting trying out the new ground,” said Pat Cotter, chairman of the PCG, who recently visited the site to view progress. “The PCG is extremely proud of our new home, provided by Alan Cooke, one of Phuket’s long-time residents and most avid cricket supporters.

“Now that the turf has been laid, we need a growing in period for it to take root. We expect it to be ready for the soft opening on Saturday, November 6, when a Phuket All Star team will take on the Singapore Cricket Club in a Twenty20 exhibition match.”

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