Cricket played in South Asian Communities is a vibrant and well-established part of the game. The ECB, through their 'One Game' pledge and alongside County Cricket Boards, want to work more closely with
these cricket-loving communities to help them to continue to grow, thrive and meet the identified needs of the South Asian Community.
An ECB survey in 2014, showed that 30% of all cricket played is by South Asian participants who are also six times more likely to play cricket than other demographic groups. By 2017, The ECB aims to identify and engage 10,000 Asian Cricketers.
Surrey South Asian Working Group
The Surrey South Asian working group has been set up by the Surrey Cricket Foundation to work closely with the South Asian community to provide improved opportunities by supporting leagues, programs, providing facilities and up-skilling the volunteer workforce through umpiring, scoring and coaching courses to help increase the provision of South Asian cricket in Surrey and South London. The group meet at the Kia Oval 3-4 times a year to plan and discuss South Asian cricket in the county.
The aims of the group are outlined below:
- To support SCF in engagement of the South Asian community
- Help grow participation in the South Asian Community
- Help support South Asian Leagues
- Increase volunteer workforce
- Create improved player pathways for South Asians and potential pathways to high performance cricket
- Work with community groups and help South Asians get into to cricket and off the streets
- Support facility development and provide more up to date and improved facilities for the leagues and improve the South Asian cricketing environment and experiences.
- Get more South Asian player playing cricket more frequently at clubs in Surrey and South London
For more information about South Asian Engagement and how to get involved please contact Chevy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07738 808919