High Performance Opportunities for Cricketers who are Deaf, have Low Vision or an ID
Date of Event National Cricket Inclusion Championships: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:30PM

Australian Cricket wants to promote our existing pathway opportunities for both male and female cricketers with a disability. Our National Cricket Inclusion Championships which began in 2017, currently have three divisions;


  1. Blind and Low Vision
  2. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  3. Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability


Cricket Australia also have three national disability squads who are fully funded and play one international series each year such as World Cups, Ashes and Tri Nations Series. It’s a great way to get access to high performance coaches, train and play at some of the best facilities in Australia and travel the world! If you are interested in being considered to represent your state at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and meet the eligibility criteria below, please click here, complete and submit the form and someone will be in contact with you soon to let you know about when the next selection trail will be happening in your state.


Eligibility Criteria


Blind and Low Vision: 


B1: No light perception in either eye up to light perception, but inability to recognise shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.

B2: From ability to recognise the shape of the hand up to a visual acuity of 2/60 or visual field of less than five degrees in the better eye after correction.

B3: From visual acuity above 2/60 up to visual acuity of 6/60 or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye after correction.

Classification should be based on the best eye with the best correction.

Classification should be done in an Ophthalmological office.


For More information, please click here



Deaf and Hard of Hearing


To be eligible to compete in deaf and hard of hearing cricket at national or international level, athletes must have a hearing loss of at least 55 decibels in the better ear. An audiogram which tests the level of hearing loss, is generally used to determine eligibility and can be completed by a qualified audiologist. For more information please click here



Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability


Cricketers with an intellectual disability have a slightly different criteria at national and international level. Click here to see a detailed guide for both.

Last updated: Tuesday November 13, 2018 10:07AM