Singapore Cricket Association


Singapore Cricket Association is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Singapore with its current headquarters in Stadium Crescent. Singapore Cricket Association is Singapore's representative as an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1974. Singapore Cricket Association is also a member of Asian Cricket Council, Singapore Sports Council and the Singapore National Olympic Committee.


Singapore Cricket Association was constituted as a society on 4th of November 1965. Singapore Cricket Association's vision is to develop the game by making cricket a recognized and enjoyable sport for all levels and ages of players in Singapore by embedding cricket into the cultures and passion of the people of Singapore. Singapore Cricket Association's Key values are embedded within its mission statement: "Singapore Cricket Association is the guardian of a contemporary game in Singapore. Singapore Cricket Association is an accessible, financially viable, vibrant, performance driven organization. Self-sufficiency is valued within Singapore Cricket Association, member associations, clubs, players and other stakeholders of cricket. We aim to be the top echelon of cricket associations in this region in all aspects of our organization."

Singapore is currently ranked 27th in the ICC global ranking (17th outside of the test playing countries). SCA successfully hosted the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in Singapore in February 2012 and earned promotion to Division 4 by virtue of being crowned champions of the Division 5 tournament. Singapore narrowly missed promotion to Division 3 in the later part of the year finishing third in the Pepsi ICC WCL Division 4 in Malaysia; however, Singapore improved its world ranking by 5 places this year moving on to 27th place from 32nd place last year in the ICC world rankings.

Singapore Cricket Association's domestic scene has more than 100 teams participating in the Singapore Cricket Association league spread over 6 divisions for the club competition, 2 corporate league divisions for Singapore based companies. Singapore Cricket Association also runs the national school's championships in three divisions and other ad hoc tournaments for the schools. The first women's league was put into place this year with 3 teams participating in the inaugural season.


Singapore Cricket Association's domestic scene has more than 100 teams participating in the Singapore Cricket Association league spread over 6 divisions in the club category, 2 divisions in for the institutions and corporate league. Apart from the national league, SCA also organizes the women’s league, Junior Cricket League, national school's championships in three divisions and other ad hoc tournaments for the schools.

Apart from the above, Singapore Cricket Association as a governing body organizes various cricket education programs in conjunction with the Asian Cricket council for Coaches, Umpires, Scorers and Curators. Singapore Cricket Association also caters to the cricket community through the SCA Cricket Academy by organizing weekend coaching clinics and holiday camps and development tours for the cricket enthusiastic kids in Singapore.


History


Cricket in Singapore has been played for well over a century. The first recorded mention of cricket in Singapore was in 1837 when a "Mr Z" complained, in a letter to the Singapore Free Press, of cricket being played near a church on a Sunday in violation of the Christian Sabbath. The next surviving report is a newspaper record on 20 April 1843 that ‘the manly game of cricket resumed in the settlement, a match being played between Singaporeans and the “Dido”. The first fully recorded match was played on 14th October 1852 under the title of ‘A Picked Eleven Vs The Club’ (Singapore Cricket Club) between 6 on one side and 9 on the other. The picked lot made 11 in the first innings and 1 in the second. The club scored 14 and 12.

Cricket was an important recreational activity, with matches often played against the officers of visiting ships. The Singapore Cricket Club was formed in 1852 and played its first match amongst themselves the same year. The quality of cricket in these early years was quite poor, and it wasn't until 1865 before a team total of more than 100 was scored. Louis Glass became the first person in Singapore to record a century two years later.

The Singapore Cricket Club eventually began to play against teams from other parts of British Malaya such as Penang, Perak and Kuala Lumpur and this eventually led to an invitation from Hong Kong to send a team there, which saw the beginning of the long running series of "Interport matches".


Straits Settlements Cricket Team

Vision & Mission


Vision

To develop the game by making cricket a recognised and enjoyable sport for all levels and ages of players in singapore by embedding cricket into the cultures and passion of the people of singapore

Mission

SCA's Key values are embedded within our mission statement:

"Singapore Cricket Association is the guardian of a contemporary game in Singapore. SCA is an accessible, financially viable, vibrant, performance driven organization. Self sufficiency is valued within SCA, member associations, clubs, players and other stakeholders of cricket. We aim to be the top echelon of cricket associations in this region in all aspects of our organization."

Mission Statement Objectives

Quality staffing Honest,Transparent and Reliable Strong and viable professional culture, Cost effective, quality facilities, Relevant playing options, Broad participation (active and passive) Responsive to stakeholders needs.

Defined success measurements in the following areas: Sustained demand for grass roots cricket. Competitive representative teams, High proportion of national representation Sustained financial performance

Retain strong independent governance procedures while supporting the national vision. Encourage strong governance and independence of all affiliated members, within the bounds of the SCA strategic plan. Encourage self sufficiency among our elite players in their cricket and life skills.

Set our own standards based on possibilities rather than related to what others do. High standard of communication with all stakeholders, International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council and cricket public.

People And Members



Executive Board( 2016-17 )


Mr. Mahmood Gaznavi
President
Mr. SuBIR GHATAK
Deputy President
Mr. Sundaramoorthi Santhanam
Vice President
Mr. Krishna Baidya 
Vice President
Mr. V.P. JOTHI
Honorary Secretary
Mr. Jamil Raza Syed
Honorary Treasurer
Mr. Muraleedharan Manesh
Individual Member's Rep.



Management

Saad Khan Janjua
Director of Operations & Coaching
Arjun Menon
Dev. Officer
Shoib Abdul Razzak
Dev. Officer
Chetan Suryawanshi 
Dev. Officer
Sarika Siva Prasad
Senior Development officer
AliciaPuan
Administration and Finance Manager
Michelle Leong
Communication Executive
Mahesh Kumar
Facilities In Charge




Sub Committees


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Zubin Shroff N. Balasubramaniam
Munish Arora
Dene Border (Chairman) Sundaramoorthi Santhanam Paul Joseph
Rajesh Balakrishnan Manesh M Sivasankaran B
Madhavan S.Sakthidaran George Dantas
Murali Govind (Chairman) Rashid Khan
Manesh M S. Sakthidaran
Krishna Baidya (Chairman) Madhavan C Srini KG
Rajan A Gokul Raghuraman
Ravikumar Hardeep Jadeja
Ravichandran Abhiraman Viswakiran K

Strategy


Name Description Action
Strategy 2015 Strategy 2015

Constitution


Name Description Action
Constitution Constitution

Annual Reports


Name Description Action
Annual Reports 2014-15 Annual Reports 2014-15

League Laws


Name Description Action
League Rules-2017 League Rules-2017
Playing Conditions-2017 Playing Conditions-2017

Forms


Name Description Action
SCA League 2017-Team List SCA League 2017-Team List