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Small club with big heart recruiting

A SMALL club but with a big heart, Yagoona-based Sydney Sultans Cricket Club members were among the first to roll up their sleeves to get double-vaccinated and help those doing it tough in the lockdown.

Captain Shahbaz Mohammed said their sponsors, including HMMK Migration, St Mary’s Supertools and Medina Groceries, provided funds towards food packages.
“We bought groceries and then cooked and distributed the food for overseas students and community people not able to receive government support but needing help to put food on the table,” he said.
“We formed our club with a few players in 2013 and since then, we have never looked back.
“Our aim was to promote community cricket and give opportunities to young community members but over the years, we’ve managed to grab the attention of many through our dedication towards cricket and passion for community.”
Playing in the Canterbury and Western Suburbs Cricket Association, the Sultans have had three matches since the season got underway on October 30 and are coming third.
“We were very excited to get a win from our second game,” Mohammed said.
“But we are always on the lookout for more players, with most of ours coming from India, Bangladesh and Lebanon.
“A truly multicultural club, we invite anyone to join who loves cricket and shares our passion for helping others.”
For more info, call Mohammed on 0426 030 888.