About Us

Our Mission

4022514494The National Asian Cricket Council has been established to support and promote the interests of the South Asian Cricketing Community at National and Regional levels, whilst building open relationships between key stakeholders such as the England and Wales Cricket Board, County Boards and their immediate cricketing communities. The purpose of the National Asian Cricket Council is two-fold, firstly we would become the voice of the South Asian Cricketing Communities across the Country and secondly, we will challenge the South Asian Cricketing Communities on the contributions they are making to mainstream cricket.

At the same time it is important to note that the South Asian Cricketing Community is a very significant part of the cricketing family in this country, with official statistics confirming, anything between 30-40% of all recreational cricket in the UK is played by South Asians. The large majority of them have existed for anything between 20 – 35 + years, representing hundreds of leagues, clubs and thousands of players – with most of them still playing in the parks. In the main they have had to rely on themselves to develop and sustain their cricket single highhandedly.

The National Asian Cricket Council have highly skilled and motivated community cricketing people as elected Board members which at present cover 10 Counties. We believe to collectively move forward for the betterment of the whole cricketing family there needs to be a sea change in ‘Hearts and Minds’ from all sides with the focus point of integration being paramount and integral to how we move forward. Over the last year dialogue with the England and Wales Cricket Board has been positive and it is encouraging to see the National Asian Cricket Council acknowledged as one of the working partners mentioned in their 5 year Cricket Unleashed strategy paper and we look forward to cementing our position with a clearly defined role as we move forward.

Sharath Jetty (M.C.A)

Sharath Jetty (M.C.A)

  • Founder and Managing Director of ScoringStar Ltd (www.scoringstar.com)
  • TAL T 20 Executive and Disciplinary Committee Member
  • Consultant to Identify the Financial Solution to increase the Revenue for Cricket Clubs
  • EC Member for East Essex Premier League
  • Founder of Global Cricket Fixture Bureau free Mobile app
  • Member of Disciplinary Committee ETCL

Siraz Natha


Currently chair of the Lancashire MEC cricket forum.
Previous chair of Preston CC.
ECB level 2 cricket coach.
Sports degree.
Coordinate community cricket programmes in Preston and support the LCB in the implementation of the Chance to Shine Street programme in Preston.

Sajid Rehman

North East London

VPCCL League Secretary 2009-2015.
VPCCL league Committee member Since 2005.
Player Manager of Tawheed CC 1999-2015.
Former League Treasurer of Club Cricketers (Middlesex) league 2000-2005.
Founder member of Bethnal Green Indoor Cricket league 1999 - 2005.
Member of Tower Hamlets Parks Consultation Committee 2012‎.

Pratap Odedra


Pratap Odedra (BSC Hons).
ECB level 1 since 2006.
ECB Level 2 Jan 2016.
Founder and Head Coach Maher Stars cricket Club since 1999.
Youth development coach for Rowletts Hills Cricket Club Leicester 2011-2014.
Chairman of LCCDO (Leicester City Cricket Development Organisation).
Sole Asian representative member for L&RCL (Leicestershire and Rutland cricket League).‎

Zhor Malik


Local Leagues cricket League co-ordinator for Sunday's and Wednesday leagues.
Member of South Asian Cricket group in Birmingham.
First Aider.

Nazaqat Ali


BSC Honours 2003
Director of cricket Aston on Trent CC "Derbyshire premier league/County cricket league and head Groundsman 2008-2015
Head Groundsman and head of youth development Derby Congs cricket club from 2015 to date.

Azeem Ahmed


North Somerset Cricket League (NSCL) committee member runnning Sunday League.
Manage NSCL accounts and their treasury too.
Trustee member of Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) which guided me to currently work on Wicketz programme initiated by Lord Taverners in Bristol to bring various communities (including Muslims and South Asians) together who were unable to play cricket due to unavailability of resources like facilitie, coaching, etc. Project is mainly targeted to youth and individuals with disabilities. This project is running in line with Gloucestershire Cricket Board.
Founder member of Bristolian Knights CC.
Working with Wicketz project in establishing Bristolian Knights CC youth team and working closely with the South Asian Cricketing Community youth.

Yusuf Karolia


YCB coach education committee.
-Coach since 2000.
-Worked ycb pathway.
Coach educator.
-Lead coach Batley CC.
-Dewsbury Streetchance Lead.

Farouk Hussain


ECB Level 2 Coach.
Lancs CB Asian Talent Search & Team Manchester Coach.
Member of Lancs CB MEC Forum.
Member of Ribble Valley District Cricket Dev Group for 15 years.
Founder and Chair of Clitheroe Cobras  CC for 15 Years.(1998-2013)
Founder of Ribble Valley Raiders CC (2014).
Providing FOC cricket coaching opportunities for children aged 4-16.
Primary school teacher (23 years)with a P. E. Degree.

Zarith Nasa Hussain


-Director of Powerplay Sports Association.
-Level 2 coach since 1999. Member of ECB CA.
-Level 1 umpire since 2010.member of ECB ACO.
-Head Groundsman at Karmand CC.
-Head groundsman at Bradford Park Avenue working with cricket Yorkshire, YCB GA .
-Cricket chairman at Undercliffe CC in Bradford premier league.  2010-2014.
- Director of cricket at Karmand CC -  2010 - to date.

Md. Shahidul Alam Ratan

East and West London

Director of Cricket Capital kids cricket (June 2008 to date).
Chairman, London Tigers Cricket.

Current works are running schools, clubs, community cricket, competitions, mentoring coaches and  inclusion  programs across London. Running holiday camps in varies locations in London, run 3 residential training programs with about 200 kids from across London. Running cricket programs in 4 hospital schools in London. Managing selected chance to shine and street chance programs. Managing about 25 coaches in varies program. Actively running 3 clubs.

Initiated London international 6's since 2010.
T20 Asia Blaze in 2015.
Middlesex Community Cricket league.
ECB level 3 since 2001.
ECB tutor & assessor since 2009.
ECB senior award since 1998.
ECB Coaching award since 1996.

National Coach of Bangladesh Cricket Board 2001 till November 2006.
National Coach of Malaysia December 2006 till April 2008.
Involved in 2 ICC Under 19 cricket World Cup 2004 for Bangladesh and 2008 for Malaysia.
Job shared with Middlesex cricket board as east London development manager 2013-14.
Cricket delivery partner with Essex Cricket Board to date.
Asian Cricket Awards - Grassroots Awards winner 2016.

‎Azam Riyard


Member Sussex Cricket Strategy Group.
Inclusion Officer Sussex Cricket Foundations.
Ambassador Sussex Cricket Foundation.
Executive committee West Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
ECB level 1 & 2 since 2009 Club Coach 2011.
Head Coach 2008-2012 Serendib CCC.
Head Coach 2012- 2015 Crawley Eagles CC.
National ECB NatWest OSCA's  winner Building Partnership 2013.
Asian Cricket awards Grass roots Award Winner 2015.
Director of Cricket Crawley Eagles CC.

Azim Walters


ECB level 1 &2 since 2006.
Head Coach 2014-2015 Leicester Electricity Sports Club City Focus Club.
Lead Coach Youth Club Crown Hills Cricket Club Leicester.

Sohail Rauf


Chairman Welsh Asians Cricket Club.
Level 1 coach since 2008.
Level 2 coach since 2012.
Secretary of South East Wales Cricket league.
BAME consultant to Glamorgan and Cricket Wales.
Former member of board for Cricket Wales and former Treasurer for Cardiff Midweek Cricket League.

Gulfraz Riaz


Gulfraz - Riaz

Cricket Development Manager - Club Cricket Conference 2012 to date.
Developed affiliation of 10 South Asian Cricket Leagues in South East and the CCC.
Advisory work with ECB since 2012.
National Cricket Conference supporting partner.
Introduced South Asian Cricketing Communities to Counties around the UK.
Working group member of South Asian Cricketing Community Engagement committees at Essex, Middlesex and Surrey.
Set up the African Caribbean Cricket Association
ECB Level 2 Coach.
Asian Cricket Awards - Associate Partnership with CCC.
Junior Cricket Manager at Watford Town CC.
Vice Chairman of Hertfordshire Coaches Association.
District youth cricket coach.


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