In its second season, the competition is aimed at integrating people aged 16 years and over who have an intellectual disability into mainstream cricket.

Seven teams are currently aligned with local community clubs, which play matches every two to three weeks between October and March. The matches are modified to make the competition inclusive for any ability, with the players fully embracing the environment in which they play. 

While for some the ICL is more of a social opportunity to get out there with their friends and play sport, others view the ICL as a stepping stone to representative selection.

The WACA’s Community Programs Coordinator - Inclusion & Diversity Madonna Blyth said it was wonderful to see participation in the competition increasing.

“We have around 90 men and women from five community clubs now involved in the ICL, which is a fantastic result for the second season of the competition,” Blyth said.

“It’s important we give athletes with an intellectual disability the opportunity to play cricket with their community clubs, and a big part of this is providing the required support and guidance to both the clubs and players.

“The clubs are pivotal to the success of the ICL and include their integrated teams as part of the mainstream club and we congratulate them on all their hard work to get the league to where it is today.”