Thailand becomes the first first country to live broadcast Women’s Asia Cricket , thanks to AIT
The lush grounds of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) were host to Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament played from 25 November-4 December 2016, making history in the cricketing world. The final match between India and Pakistan was telecast live, and Thailand became the first country to live telecast a game of Women's Asia Cup.
Six Asian teams — Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, participated in the event. This was the sixth edition of the Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament. AIT student Hadi Hassan Khan served as venue manager.
The finals were played between India and Pakistan at the AIT grounds on 4 December 2016, with crowds from both countries cheering their respective teams. Led by Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, India defeated Pakistan in the finals by 17 runs, and remained undefeated in the tournament. Mitali Raj of India was adjudged both player of the final match, as well as player of the tournament. This is India’s sixth consecutive victory in as many editions of the tournament.
AIT grounds have hosted international cricket matches in the past. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015, held from 28 November to 5 December 2015, when 10 matches were played at AIT.
AIT grounds are now a regular venue in the cricketing world:https://goo.gl/QKQAtO
Photos courtesy: Faisal Rasool (AIT), Asian Cricket Council.
Indian and Pakistani cricket teams pose for a photograph prior to the match.