Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren–
33rd National Blind Cricket Championship
On behalf of the Victorian Government, welcome to our major events capital, Melbourne, proud host of the 33rd National Blind Cricket Championship.
Featuring teams from across Australia and New Zealand, we will see Australia’s best male and female blind cricketers compete in Twenty20 and one-day matches, and strive for the honour of becoming Australian Champions. With selection in the Australian National team also on the line, we can look forward to a great competition and an exciting atmosphere.
Showcasing the best of sport in our own backyard provides inspiration for fans to emulate their heroes, join a club and get active and healthy through sport and recreation.
The Victorian Government is proud to have provided support to the Victorian Blind Cricket Association through the Significant Sporting Events Program to stage this fantastic event.
Victoria lives and breathes sport. We’re home to some of the biggest events in the world including the Australian Open tennis, and the Melbourne’s famous Spring Racing Carnival.
Hosting major events is also great for our tourism economy – providing jobs for Victorians and helping businesses to flourish.
I invite our guests to experience all the delights Victoria has to offer starting with our sporting capital Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. There’s an enviable array of world renowned restaurants, stunning parks and open spaces, museums, galleries and family-friendly beaches to enjoy.
Congratulations to all involved and I wish visitors, competitors, volunteers and officials an exciting 33rd National Blind Cricket Championships and an enjoyable stay here in Victoria.
Hon John Eren MP
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events