The Laos Elephants were threatening to tour Vietnam on the weekend of 24th November – just one week after Thailand’s tour.
But that fell over for two reasons: it’s unlikely that anyone from Saigon would make two flights to Hanoi in as many weeks. Secondly, the UNIS oval is unavailable that weekend.
So, now the prospect of a round-robin between Vietnam, Thailand and Laos on the 17th November has been raised. Marty Sharples from the Elephants describes it as a potential “veritable football feast”.
The proposal is now being discussed at the highest levels – but is not expected to have any influence on the timing of the next federal election in Australia.