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Diversity and Inclusion

Australia's favourite sport - A sport for all Australians


A Sport for All Australians

As Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all Australians, cricket has traditionally helped unite Australians in their common pride in our sport and define what it means to be Australian. 

Cricket, more than any other sport, has helped Australia feel good about itself.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are aimed at making certain that every Australian instinctively knows that cricket is a game for them. 

They will know that cricket is a sport that employs people from all backgrounds and is a game for them to play, to watch, to follow or to be involved in as a volunteer or local club supporter.

Australian cricket will only achieve its vision to be Australia’s favourite sport when it ensures all Australians see themselves genuinely reflected in all aspects of the game. 

This includes on and off the field at local clubs and schools, in cricket administration and within cricket’s workplaces, in the crowd, in media coverage, publicity and promotion and broadcasting of the game and in representative female and male cricket teams.

While diversity is critical to the game’s development in Australia, a related priority is to create an inclusive work and sporting environment where our players, coaches, employees, volunteers and administrators feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential.

To achieve this Australian Cricket is developing and implementing a series of diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Please visit this page for regular updates on Australian Cricket diversity and inclusion programs. 


Diversity and Inclusion

A Sport for All A Sport for All

Strengthening clubs and associations, growing participation and building communities through diversity investment, education and programs. 

Diversity Council Diversity Council

The Diversity Council’s role is to help everybody in Australian cricket understand the importance of ensuring cricket is a sport for all Australians.

Reconciliation Action Plan Reconciliation Action Plan

Australian Cricket has adopted a Reconciliation Action Plan dedicated to Indigenous communities.

150 Commemoration 150 Commemoration

Australian cricket has significant plans for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of one of the earliest recorded matches on Boxing Day between the Aboriginal XI and the Melbourne Cricket Club in 1866.