Q. When and where is the Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes held?
A. The first full week in April at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club, located on the east bank of the Ping River to the south east of Chiang Mai.
Q. What does it cost to watch the Chiang Mai Sixes?
A. Nothing. Entrance to the ground is free.
Q. Is there a place I can sit to watch the matches?
A. Yes, there are public viewing stands located adjacent to the Boundary Bar and the Cricket Box.
Q. Is there food at the ground?
A. Yes, we have several food vendor stalls serving a variety of very nice hot and cold items.
Q. Are there drinks available at the Sixes?
A. Yes, a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the Sixes bar.
Q. Can I bring in my own alcohol? My own food?
A. No, it is strictly against the rules of the Gymkhana Club, our host for the Sixes.
Q. Is there parking at the Sixes?
A. Yes, there is free parking where you can park at your own risk.
A. What is the opening and closing times of the bar at the ground?
A. Open from the start of the first match until 6.00pm (9.00pm on BBQ night).
Q. I would like to: (a) be a sponsor, (b) advertise in the Sixes magazine, or (c) have banners at the ground. How do I do this?
A. Use our contact form to send an email. Matt will arrange a meeting to discuss the details.
Teams & Playing
Q. How can my team play in the Chiang Mai Sixes?
A. Please see the team entry page. Team invitations are usually sent out in the autumn preceding the next Sixes in the spring.
Q. What time are the events on ?
A. Saturday, 7pm Welcome Party, Wednesday BBQ & Entertainment, straight after the last match and Sunday, 7.30pm Finals Dinner.
Q. What time do the events finish?
A. 10pm Welcome Party, 9pm BBQ and 10.30pm for the Finals Dinner.
Q. Can I buy extra tickets for the events?
A. Yes you can for the BBQ and the Finals Dinner. Please get them from Awn at the bar. The Welcome Party is for teams, players, staff, and sponsors of the Sixes only.
Q. Does the LBW Law apply?
A. Yes! All Laws of cricket apply unless precluded in the Tournament Rules.
Q. Are the Umpires professionals?
A. No. But most have completed ICC Level 1 training and some Level 2. All umpires officiate in their home countries and have a lot of experience of cricket at a good level.
Q. Can we run off a wide?
A. Yes. For the 2019 tournament, wides count for three runs and the ball remains live so that extra runs may be scored.
Q. Are there changing rooms and shower facilities at the Sixes?
A. Players can use the changing rooms for showering at the Clubhouse, towels are 25 baht to hire. If you are changing at your tent please be aware of Thai sensibilities and show discretion and less flesh.
Q. Can we have power supplied to our tent?
A. Please contact Martin prior to the tournament if you require power, misting fans etc. To organize these requests during the tournament can prove problematic.
Q. How do we get to the ground?
A. Most teams will have a dedicated minibus, if not, a taxi, Uber or tuk tuk is the best option as public transport does not cover the route.
Q. Where can we practice?
A. Sixes practice nets are situated beside the tennis courts near the car park.
Q. We have a questions about the rules and points system, who do we speak to?
A. Contact the media room near the bar or one of the match referees referred to in the magazine.
Q. Can we erect our own banners at the ground?
A. Please contact Martin for approval in case banners carry advertising that is not sanctioned by the event.
Q. We need more tables and chairs, who do we ask?
A. Please contact the Awn (Bar Manager) who will organise more seating if available.
Q. I wish to make a complaint, how do I do it?
A. (a) See Martin, the Tournament Director or email him; (b) if not satisfied see or email George Appleton, Chair of the Sixes Committee.
Q. We need numbered bibs and helmets, what do we do?
A. Contact the media room where bibs and helmets are issued.
Q. Should I be worried about mosquito bites / dengue fever?
A. Uncommon around this time of year. Protect yourself in the evenings (at dusk) with repellent spray. These are easily obtainable from any seven-eleven shop.
Q. Any health concerns with the weather? Any way to stop this?
A. April can be one of the hottest months. Again, prevention is better than cure! Wear UV sunglasses (polarized); apply sunblock liberally; drink liters of water daily and add electrolytes (available at the Bar).
Q. I get diarrhea often when I come to Thailand. Anyway to stop this?
A. Yes, often diarrhea is as a result of dehydration. Air Travel, plus alcohol, plus heat equals dehydration (not only spicy food!) Again you need to keep rehydrated by increasing your water intake to double or treble your normal daily consumption. Several remedies are available from the Chemist if you get diarrhea and our First Aid on site will have a supply.
Q. How good are the Hospital Services here, should a family member need urgent Medical assessment or treatment.
A. McCormick Hospital will be on site, so you can speak to them for a referral. The nearest hospital however is the Rajavej. In an emergency you will be taken there by ambulance, but will be expected to find your own way back, with a tuk tuk. Have an escort and copy of your passport ID page. Chiang Mai Ram specialises in medical tourism and is internationally accredited by the JCI. They provide a full range of services, MRI Scans, physiotherapy, etc. There is also the Lanna Hospital on the Superhighway, which is much cheaper. If you wish to discuss any medical concerns, get a referral, etc, or if there is a language problem with the Thai Staff, then you may speak to Taran, he will based in the scorebox or can be contacted on 086 067 1407.
Q. What first aid services are available on the ground.
A. There will be two nurses trained in first aid who have a full ranges of medical supplies to treat, headaches, diarrhea, sprains, and gastric problems (to name a few maladies). Emergency resuscitation equipment and a cardiac defibrillator, with a trained operator, plus a stretcher on wheels, will be available. There is also physiotherapist present, see him also if you have an old injury.