THE SOUTH ASIAN CRICKET ACADEMYY
SACA is an intervention programme designed to tackle the inequalities highlighted by research regarding the lack of British South Asian (BSA) representation in professional cricket.
It is a short-medium term strategy to support BSA players and coaches whose career cycles does not allow them to wait for systemic changes in the game.
To achieve its goal of increasing BSA representation within the professional game, SACA will act upon research to provide bespoke cricket programmes for squads of BSA male cricketers aged 18+, which will be lead by former international cricketer Kabir Ali.
SACA recognises that there is limited research regarding BSA female cricketers. Through its partnership with Birmingham City University, SACA will initiate, fund & implement research to increase the understanding around the lack of BSA female representation in women’s elite cricket. SACA has also partnered with Warwickshire CCC to provide a bespoke cricket programme for their BSA female players females aged 13-15.
SACA aims to disband its cricket programmes within 3 to 6 years (2028), with the intention that changes to the game nationally shall render it unnecessary.