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    South Asian community workshops

    This is your chance to shape the future of cricket.

    We want to ensure that cricket is a game for everyone; full of great experiences whether you play, watch, follow, or work in the game.

    To help us improve, we need to hear your feedback, ideas and thoughts on how we can do this for South Asian communities. So, if you are part of, or involved with, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani, or Sri Lankan communities, we want to hear from you. You can see our work so far in our Engaging South Asian communities with cricket initial findings document (PDF). 

    The ECB is hosting a series of workshops around the country this summer, where you can let us know what you think and help us make cricket a better experience for all.

    The workshops

    London - The Oval Cricket Ground, Harleyford St, London SE11 5SS, Thursday 13 July, 6pm-8.30pm.

    Birmingham - Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU, Sunday 16 July, 12pm-2.30pm (free tickets for the T20 match between Birmingham Bears and Leicestershire Foxes immediately after the workshop).

    Dewsbury - Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Rd, Dewsbury WF12 8DG, Monday 17 July, 7pm-9.30pm (free T20 Blast tickets for all attendees).

    Bradford - Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Rd, Bradford BD8 8BD, 60 Carlisle Rd, Bradford BD8 8BD, Tuesday 18 July, 7pm-9.30pm (free T20 Blast tickets for all attendees).

    Leicester - Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester LE2 8AD, Wednesday 19 July, 6pm-8.30pm (Raffle for T20 Family Bundle Tickets on every table: 3 T20 home matches for 2 adults and 3 under 16s).

    Manchester - Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Old Trafford M16 0PX, Thursday 20 July, 6pm-8.30pm (Free T20 Blast tickets for all attendees - Lancashire Lightning v Durham Jets, Sunday 23 July).

    East London - Hainault and Calyhall Cricket Club, Jack Carter Pavilion, Oakfield playing fields, Ilford IG6 2GL, Oakfield Playing fields, Ilford IG6 2GL, Tuesday 25 July, 7pm-9.30pm (meet and greet Ashar Zaidi, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara plus others).

    Sheffield - venue TBC, Wednesday 23 August. 

    If you would like to attend a workshop, please email your name to rsvp@ecb.co.uk with the location in the subject line.

    Help build our future

    At each of these events, we will listen to your views and focus on key points that have come out of our initial research. We would like to know what the current barriers are to getting involved, what is going well, what we are missing and what new ideas we could introduce?

    Your ideas and insights will help us build our future plans.

    Maybe you are a community leader, regular player, casual player, volunteer, coach, school teacher, an armchair fan or parent whose children love the game. Whether you play any form of the game, are involved in cricket or not, everyone is welcome.

    We want your support - make your voice heard

    Everyone who attends will be entered into a raffle to win 4 VIP tickets to England vs India or Pakistan in the summer of 2018. All events will also have free food and drink, and attendees will get the chance to meet players and receive free tickets to a local T20 Blast match (see below).

    Please sign up to one of the events below and let us know about your views and experiences. We want to know what you think and help us to make this game better for everyone. 

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