cricket

has

arrived

in

Mongolia

welcome to the wonderful world of cricket

WHAT 

is cricket?

Cricket - the king of sports and cousin of guidig matka - is a bat and ball team sport, full of strategy and respect that can be played by young & old, girls & boys, and able and disabled.

LEARN

to play

No experience is needed and it's free for beginners! 

There are regular training sessions all through the year! Perhaps even form a team!

BECOME 

a coach

Every great team has a great coach and we can help train you up. All you need is a love of sport and teaching kids and if your really good we'll hire you! 

SPONSOR

cricket
mongolia

There is a great appetite for cricket in Mongolia and we have been asked to teach in many more schools.

Please help to train up two more coaches!

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Mongol cricket talent
All ages welcome
The Batting Yak
Building the ground
Indoor competition
Indoor in the winter
Orphanage kids
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our mission

The Mongolian Cricket Association (MCA) and its friends are all about building a socially inclusive community through cricket that helps the children of Mongolia. 

We believe that team sports have enormous individual and community benefits and that cricket is inclusive with respect to age, build, temperament, gender and ability.

 

We also believe it helps form lasting friendships

that lead to unknowable and unquantifiable opportunities.

Apart from introducing cricket, we aim to:

  • encourage uptake from difficult areas of Ulaanbaatar

  • encourage participation with no gender bias

  • have a positive effect at an individual and community level

  • be sustainable over the long term

  • be accessible to an ever-widening audience

We do this by:

  • developing facilities & sourcing kit

  • promoting indoor cricket in school gyms

  • providing coaching and "coach the coach" courses

  • encouraging teams to form and organising tournaments

  • linking sponsors with organisations that need them

  • spreading the Spirit of Cricket through fair play and fun

  • encouraging fair practice including Anti-Corruption and Anti-Doping (see here for prohibited substances)

We thank the many people and organisations that have helped with this grassroots cricket initiative.
 
Everyone is welcome at the Mongolian Friendship Cricket Ground

cricket in the National Park of Ulaanbaatar

and in school sports halls during the winter

 

help us build our coaching team

We are looking for a group of sponsors to help us pay for a coaching team of three for the next three years. For this, USD 30,000 is needed each year.

This would mean that we could provide kit and regular coaching for about 750 kids each week, run ongoing leagues and tournaments, develop the grassroots, encourage elite cricketers to emerge and cricket to find its place in Mongolian life.

phase 0 - sow the seeds - 2007 to 2015

phase 1 - raise funds & build a ground – 2015/16

phase 2 – year round Cricket Outreach Programme starts in the schools of Ulaanbaatar – 2017/18

phase 3  - start helping cricket start outside Ulaanbaatar - 2019

phase 4 – train up coaches, hold tournaments & form leagues

phase 5 – compete with neighboring countries

In June 2019 the Cricket Outreach Programme finished the second year of its pilot programme. During this time MCA has: 

  • coached at 16 schools, orphanages and universities (1 in 2016)

  • 650 coaching sessions (average 6 sessions each week throughout the year)

  • class size averages 20

  • about 38% female participation

  • approximately 150 kids playing each week (15 in 2016)

  • over 1,500 kids introduced to cricket

  • one very tired coach!

The Schools Pilot Project shows that indoor cricket can be played at most schools without the need to build facilities and is inexpensive in terms of kit. The appetite of the kids shows that cricket could have a place in modern Mongolia, and that participation is limited only by coaching and funding capacity.

Davaa, our coach has been asked to coach at many more schools, both in UB and the provinces. In order to increase participation we need to train up one or two more coaches and for that we need help! 

 

We believe that with a coaching team of three, we could work with enough kids and PE teachers to enable cricket to grow organically towards its place in Mongolia life.

We have minimal state support and so are looking for long term (3 year) sponsors to help build the coaching team. We need about USD 30,000 per year in total split between a number of sponsors.

 

Please contact us at cricketmglcoach@gmail.com if you would like to help with this. 

Mongolian Friendship Cricket Ground

The finest cricket pitch for miles.

In 2019 we thank our sponsors for their contributions so far. Thanks to them and the work of Davaa, our coach, cricket is now spreading beyond Ulaanbaatar with the first few sessions held in Arkhangai, Bayankhongor, Darkhan, Khenti, Umungobi & Uvurkhangai. Having played for less than a year, Bayanhongor Province came second in the National Youth Games in September 2019, after Khan Uul District, which has played for six years now. Davaa has now held over 650 coaching sessions in Mongolia!
We also thank our Friends in Melbourne for hosting him for three weeks in January 2019. It was his first time overseas and he learnt so much about cricket and the spirit of the game, and now teaches what he learnt to the kids. 
GREAT thanks to Khasvuu LLC for their very important support of cricket in Darkhan. To Double Check Translation and IARUDI for helping us with translations and accounting support.
 
And of course to our previous sponsors, whose generosity continues to help us
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