Making cricket the most inclusive sport
We know that at its best, cricket is a force for good and makes an enduring impact on people’s lives. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion. It’s something for everyone to watch, play or enjoy, across genders, age, disability and diverse communities. Our purpose is to improve lives and connect communities, and our goal is to inspire a new generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. We want cricket to be the most inclusive sport in England and Wales.
At the top of the game, our England Men's team are current T20 World Champions, while England Women were finalists in the ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup 2022. England Men and England Women have won seven world titles between them.
There are five teams represented as part of England's Disability Cricket Performance Programme: England Men's Deaf team, England Men's Visually Impaired team, England Women's Visually Impaired team, England Men's Physical Disability team and England Men's Learning Disability team. England Men's Deaf and Learning Disability teams won the Ashes in Australia in 2022, and the Learning Disability team have not lost a series since 2010.
We oversee the professional men’s and women’s domestic game, as well as recreational cricket played by around two million people across the country each summer. In 2022 we launched the Disability Premier League.
We run participation programmes that give more than a million children and young people a chance to play cricket, fund provision of cricket in hundreds of state schools delivered by our charity partners and invest in new pitches and facilities to give more people opportunities to play the game.