SACA is committed to making cricket the favourite sport for all South Australians. Cricket has long been a significant part of many cultures, with it now played in over 100 countries.
SACA is committed to making cricket the favourite sport for all South Australians. Cricket has long been a significant part of many cultures, with it now played in over 100 countries. Sport, and cricket in particular, has proven to be a great way to bring different cultural groups together to promote greater acceptance and understanding.
Multicultural Cricket Advisory Committee of South Australia (MCACSA)
MCACSA is an advisory platform, introduced to facilitate a partnership between multicultural people and South Australian cricket. MCACSA’s activities are aimed at enhancing the involvement of people at all levels in Australia’s favourite sport.
MCACSA will provide advice on growing participation in cricket and assist SACA in interfacing with other sporting codes and organisations to share resources to facilitate delivery and engagement. MCACSA will also assist on cultural engagement and policy advice that will further develop the involvement of Multicultural people across SACA.
Click here to read the MCACSA terms of reference.
MCACSA Members: Matt Lucas, Deepak Bhardwaj, Bijaya Joshi, Saru Rana, Mansoor Hashimi, Hiba Alwani, Najam Hassan, Jordan Capel.
The Friendship Cup/Super Cricket
The Friendship Cup arose from the legacy of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, where local Pakistan and India players came together to compete for the inaugural Friendship Cup, ahead of their two nations battling it out on Adelaide Oval in February of 2015.
Since that first match, the Friendship Cup has grown each year, with as many as 12 teams competing in March 2017, representing a range of migrant communities as well as the Australian Defence Force and the South Australian Police.
The Friendship Cup has now transition into Super Cricket, which is open to people of all nationalities and abilities. The 2018-19 Super Cricket season saw individuals from nine different nationalities compete in either T20 or T12 formats. The Super Cricket competition has expanded to offer cricket all year round.
Click here to find out more about Super Cricket.
Through the Affiliation Program, SACA is able to provide assistance to multicultural clubs with entering teams into established competitions, the use of MyCricket for scoring and fixtures, accessing insurance programs (which provides cover at low cost) and applying for grants. The Nepalese Cricket Club were one of the first clubs to get involved in the SACA Affiliation Program.
For more information about multicultural cricket options, contact SACA Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jordan Capel on (08) 8300 3234 or at JCapel@saca.com.au.