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Cricket in Saudi Arabia

The game of Cricket is being played in Saudi Arabia for over 5 decades, mainly by expatriate workers from the Asian sub-continent. It was in 1978, when for the first time, the regional cricket associations in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam started organized league matches on weekends and developed a few improved cricket facilities.

In 2003, after obtaining the license from The General Presidency for Youth Welfare, Saudi Cricket was formally registered as an associate member of Asian Cricket Council (ACC), and an affiliate member of International Cricket Council (ICC). Its main objectives was to promote, popularize and develop the game of cricket in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at grass root level.

In 2020, Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation (SACF), under the auspices of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sports, has finally been established, with HRH Prince Saud bin Mishal bin Mohammed Al Saud appointed as its first President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

History & Timeline

1965
1975
2003
2020
2021

Traced back to Cricket (played by Expat community).

Formation of Cricket Associations in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.

Affiliation with Asian Cricket Council (ACC) & International Cricket Council (ICC).

Major Associations
3
Players
900
Grounds
14

Formation of Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation (SACF)

Associations
12
Players
6,000
Grounds
92
Elementary Umpires
175
Level 1 Umpires
49
Level 2 Umpires
8
Level 1 Coaches
147
Level 2 Coaches
32
Level 3 Coaches
2

Registered Cricket Associations under SACF

Currently, there are 15 regional cricket associations affiliated with Saudi Arabia Cricket Federation based in 11 cities of Saudi Arabia.

Cricket Clubs
370+
Players
7,200
Grounds
107
Junior Cricketers
9,000+
Cricket Academies
2
AstroTurf Wickets
3
Elementary Umpires
215
Level 1 Umpires
51
Level 2 Umpires
9
Level 1 Coaches
43
Level 2 Coaches
28
Level 3 Coaches
3

Registered Cricket
Associations

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