The Cricket Scotland Tapeball League typically runs from November to March annually however has been postponed due to the global pandemic. A new league will be launched in Perth & Kinross in Spring 2022.
The innovation of tape ball cricket began in Karachi, Pakistan in the 1960s where proper equipment, pitches and grounds are a luxury. Informal cricket games are played widely by children and young adults across the cricket-playing world, especially in South Asia. Local grounds, parks and city streets are common locations to find locals playing the games in afternoons and evenings. The tape ball format provided a solution to a vexing issue for these cricket enthusiasts and one we believe will also work in our increasingly diverse country.
Cricket Scotland’s Community Engagement Manager Ammar Ashraf commented “These are exciting times for Cricket Scotland, especially over the winter months. Through research and the consultation process I was amazed at the level of demand there was for this type of social cricket.
A great way to get back in to the game or for fans of cricket which will hopefully create a “Tapeball” following in Scotland. There is also a pathway for those who want to progress their skills further. I am confident this will raise the profile of the game in Scotland but act as a catalyst to greater levels of participation making it the most diversely played sport in Scotland!”
For more information on Tapeball Cricket, contact Cricket Scotland’s Community Engagement Manager, Ammar Ashraf – email@example.com