Cricket NSW has launched the first ever Mosaic Cricket Association, an initiative designed to engage the many multicultural communities across NSW with Australia’s favourite sport.
Mosaic Cricket seeks to recognise and create an inclusive environment for the various multicultural groups that play cricket in NSW.
Managed by Cricket NSW, the Mosaic Cricket Association will make it easier for ethnic communities to play cricket through the provision of appropriate facilities, administrative support and by running grass roots programs like MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast.
Importantly, the Mosaic Cricket Association will increase the capacity of cricket in these communities to grow organically through the development of Coach Education and Umpire Development training, as well as Talent Identification programs.
The Association will be driven by the Mosaic Cricket Advisory Group with current stakeholders including representatives from the Bangladesh Gold Cup, Calypso Cricket Club, India Sports Club, Minto Cricket Club, Nepalese Cricket Association, Origin Cricket Cup, Thunder Nation Cup and Winter Cricket Cup.
Cricket NSW Chief Executive Andrew Jones said that cricket was a sport for everyone in NSW – men, women, boys and girls from all cultural backgrounds.
“Many wonderful community competitions have sat outside of traditional NSW cricket structures. We created the Mosaic Cricket Association to bring everyone together in the Cricket NSW family,” he said.
General Manager of Game Development NSW/ACT, Ivan Spyrdz, added “When we seek passion in cricket, we need to look no further than our friends in the Mosaic Cricket Association.
“As a newly embraced and valued member of the Cricket NSW family, the Mosaic Cricket Association has not just provided a new injection of excitement to an already vibrant and growing cricket community, they are showcasing that cricket in NSW is truly a multicultural experience.”
To learn more about the Mosaic Cricket Association visit www.mosaiccricket.com.au.