Former Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell said the new junior formats that are being rolled out across the nation this summer are the result of the fun being "sucked out" of the kid's game.
Cricket Australia's Chief Executive Officer, James Sutherland, continued his week-long trek around Australia to promote National Play Cricket Week, today, after he participated in a junior cricket activity at Edinburgh Cricket Club in Melbourne, with giant cricket equipment.
Following the second round of the Growing Cricket for Girls Fund (GCGF), 129 clubs across Victoria have been successful in their applications and will share in $258,000 to help grow their female cricket programs.
Victorian cricket will again extend its reach to a wide cross-section of the community this season through several initiatives under Cricket Victoria's Harmony in Cricket philosophy.
Cricket Victoria's inaugural Fawad Ahmed Cup was a resounding success, culminating in an action-packed day involving 90 participants from four female and five male schools.
Victoria could see a surge in new cricket coaches this summer following Cricket Australia's announcement it will provide free introductory coaching courses to help boost grassroots cricket.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made several recommendations aimed at strengthening the protection children receive.
Victoria's Diamonds in the Bush program begins on 3 July with some of the state's best players and coaches again helping search for the next generation of cricketers based in regional Victoria.
VicHealth has recently announced the latest recipients in Round 2 of the Active Club Grants program, with a number of our grassroots cricket clubs successful in their application for funding.
Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia are offering a limited number of fully subsidised Multicultural Community Coaching courses to groups who are traditionally under-represented in cricket coaching.