Tamil Eelam Cricket
WHO IS PLAYING?
Large proportion of the team is composed of Tamil asylum seekers & refugees from Western Australia and New Zealand.
WHO IS BEHIND THIS?
Refugees, students, refugee-advocates, social workers & academics.
The Tamil people of Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon by the British, and Eelam by the Tamils) live predominantly on the north and east of the island. They also live in other parts of the island and all over the world as a diaspora. The Eelam Tamil community shares a common history, tradition, culture, language, sense of homeland – and a love of cricket.
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
A$ $5478 = 10 players from Perth + 1 organizer
Accommodation during the tournament
Food and Transport for players during the tournament
THE TAMIL LANGUAGE PROJECT
Tamil Eelam Cricket Team has also committed to contributing part of our proceeds to The Tamil Language Project to host a Tamil Language & Poetry Competition for school children in Sri Lanka.