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All invited to the annual International Students and Police Cricket Tournament

Monday, 20 March 2017 12:12:27 PM

**Editors note: Media are welcome at the event. For media requests email media@police.nsw**

NSW Police officers and international students will take to the field this weekend to play in the annual Police Cricket Tournament in another event aimed at strengthening relationships with students from local universities.

This year, the T20/20 event will be held at Doyle Grounds, North Parramatta, on Sunday 26 March 2017 with students representing a number of countries from South East Asia.

Sponsored by Cricket NSW, Study NSW, Premier and Cabinet and Multicultural NSW, and supported by universities throughout NSW, the event will see police and international students celebrate multiculturalism and a shared passion for one of Australia’s favourite sports.

The students will play for either the Sydney Sixers or Sydney Thunder in the round-robin competition with the best placed teams facing off in the final.

All are welcome at the event, which will see students from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh celebrate diversity in NSW with serving NSW Police officers.

NSW Police Force Spokesperson for International Students, Superintendent Gavin Dengate, said the tournament is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen relationships between police and international students.

“Our aim is to foster positive relationships with the student community so we can get to know each other better and create a mutual understanding of trust and respect,” Det Supt Dengate said.

“International students can face some unique challenges and we want them to know that we’re here to support them and they can come to us for help, no matter the circumstance.

The event is free and spectators are invited to attend, with variety of cuisines and refreshments being made available.

WHEN: 8am to 6pm Sunday (26 March 2017)

WHERE: Doyle Ground, 12 Butler Street, North Parramatta.

For more information, visit the NSW Police Force International Students Facebook page: