Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
2:39 PM 22nd October 2019

YCF’s Community Indoor Cricket League

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF), official charity and community arm of Yorkshire CCC, are excited to continue with their community indoor league again this year.

Starting on 8th October at Roundhay High School, the community Indoor cricket league is a fast-paced, action-packed version of the game suitable for all levels, with easy-to-follow rules and an emphasis on fun and fitness for males aged 18+.

The core purpose of the league is to tailor the venue, dates and times to suit and benefit the local community, as well as providing the sessions at a low cost, with minimal equipment.

The league runs for 10 weeks, every Tuesday evening. This day has been chosen specifically, as Taxi drivers, restaurant and takeaway workers are off-work, making the sessions really accessible to those in and around Leeds.

The indoor league falls under the YCF’s participation theme and is funded by ECB’s core cities work, with the aim of making cricket accessible to all and getting people to play cricket more frequently, with a focus on South Asian Communities.

Sohail Raz, Community Development Officer (Leeds), Yorkshire Cricket Foundation said:

“This indoor league is tailored to people from the South Asian Community. We are aware there is a keen interest in cricket within this community and so we’re wanting to make opportunties for people to play, that suits their lives and schedules. We have listened to the needs of the local community and tailored the sessions as well as the venue, dates and times to make cricket more accessible”.

The indoor league will cumulate with a competition on Wednesday 18th December, where the top four teams on the last week will battle it out in semi-finals and finals, with runners up and winners receiving medals and trophies.