American Cricket Federation
The American Cricket Federation is pleased to announce that the Southern California Cricket Association (SCCA), the largest and oldest cricket league in the western United States, has joined ACF. SCCA will compete in the American Cricket Champions League’s Southwest Division.
SCCA was founded in 1935 and is based at the world-famous Woodley Cricket Grounds, in Van Nuys. Comprising 48 teams playing in four divisions, the SCCA’s reach extends from Santa Barbara in the north to San Diego in the south, and from Long Beach on the west to San Bernardino on the east.
“I am excited about SCCA joining the ACF family. It is certainly a new beginning for cricket in the USA,” said SCCA president Kamal Azeez. “I hope that, in the coming months and years, working together in building partnerships with the schools and other youth organizations in the country, we can forge ahead to put cricket permanently on the map in America.”
ACF CEO Jamie Harrison said, “We couldn’t be happier to welcome the Southern California Cricket Association to our team.
“When I visited with SCCA in October, I was impressed with their passion for the game and their dedication to its success. Walking the wickets at Woodley with curator Richard Blackledge, I also learned about the commitment required to maintain first-class cricket grounds, and gained insight as to how we might spread that commitment across America.
“With the addition of the SCCA to the ranks of the ACF, we accelerate our drive to unite all cricket-loving Americans in an organization that is truly worthy of that passion, dedication and commitment.”