Tamil cricketers seek asylum in Australia

11 June 2014 Last updated at 00:34 BST

30249_aussieflagPadded up and steeled for action in a suburban league in Sydney, Ocean 12 are a sporting team like no other.

The team is made up of Tamil asylum seekers, released from immigration detention on temporary visas and competing for a place in the finals of a global cricket competition.

But ultimate victory lies beyond the game of cricket, and in the hands of the immigration authorities who will decide if they can stay permanently and build a new life in Australia.

Phil Mercer reports.

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