Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Takes on India in Racial Harmony Series

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ipswich Takes on India in Racial Harmony Series

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Byline: Andrew Korner

IPSWICH'S multicultural community has spent the past few weeks searching for common ground on the cricket wicket.

Two of three Ipswich v India harmony cricket games were played recently, bringing local cricketers and members of the Indian community together through a shared infatuation with bat and ball.

Indian team captain Raj Sharma said the first two 20/20 games, which his team lost, were nevertheless competitive matches played in a friendly spirit.

"Australia and India have always enjoyed great ties through cricket," Mr Sharma said.

"We always connect through the game easily because in cricket there is no language barrier."

Ipswich won the first game by 16 runs in a close encounter, while the second game was a much worse result for the Indian team, who went down by 66 runs.

The second game was played last Sunday to coincide with national Harmony Day.

The third game will be played at Mark Marsh Oval, Limestone Park from 3pm this Sunday. …

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