Cricket Association of Thailand
|Cricket Association of Thailand
|Affiliation||International Cricket Council|
|Regional affiliation||Asian Cricket Council|
|Headquarters||52/2 Ramkhamhaeng Soi 24 Ramkhamhaeng road|
|Location||Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok|
|Chief Exec||Mohideen A. Kader|
|Coach||Mohideen A. Kader|
|Replaced||Thailand Cricket League|
Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT) (Thai: สมาคมคริกเก็ตของประเทศไทย) is the national governing body of cricket in Thailand. It is the successor of the Thailand Cricket League, which was formed in 1971 and elected to ICC in 1995. Since 2005, it's one of the associate member of the ICC. The main aims of the organization is to promote and popularize Cricket throughout all the provinces of Thailand and to propagate the “Spirit of Cricket”.
Cricket Association of Thailand operates all of the Thailand's national representative cricket sides, including the Thailand national cricket team, the Thailand national women's cricket team and youth sides as well. CAT is also responsible for organising and hosting the cricket matches of different formats with other nations, and scheduling the home international fixtures.
Cricket was introduced to Thailand by the children of elite Thai families who learnt the game during education in England. They founded the Bangkok City Cricket Club in 1890, and the side played its first game in November of that year at Pramane ground. But cricket was never been a popular sport in Thailand, where other sports like football, Muay Thai, tennis and golf have high visibility. In 1971, after the establishment of Thailand Cricket League cricket being organized as competitive sport. In the authority of Sports Authority of Thailand the TCL was renamed as Cricket Association of Thailand in 2004. Since then many constructive efforts are made to popularize cricket among the Thai people. The past ten years has seen a hearting growth of the game at grass root level.
Bangkok Cricket League
The Bangkok Cricket League is a professional league in Bangkok, which is run under the guidance of Cricket Association of Thailand since 2002. It's a most premier and largest league of Cricket in Thailand which is also officially recognized by Sports Authority of Thailand. It is run voluntarily and independently by a dedicated group of people in Bangkok and is completely self funded.
- Thailand national cricket team
- Thailand national women's cricket team
- Thailand Under-19 cricket team
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