MPA is proud to be among other organisations including Birmingham City University, Warwickshire Cricket Board and coaching consultants, Pearn Kandola, sponsoring innovative cricket initiative, SACA.

The South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA) is an intervention programme designed to tackle the inequalities highlighted by research regarding the lack of British South Asian (BSA) representation in professional cricket.

Operating as a non-profit organisation, SACA applies a three-pronged approach to tackling the inequalities found within the talent development systems in cricket across England and Wales, focusing on players, coaching staff and undertaking research.

In the latest announcement from SACA, it had introduced its third signing of 2022 to a first-class county team. Zain Ul-Hassan has signed a two year contract with Glamorgan.

In addition, the first “coaching graduate” the SACA assistant coach, Shaftab Kalid, has secured a full-time role at Warwickshire CCC as a high-performance coach (pathway & academy).

MPA’s Head of Advice, Joe McGovern, comments: “At MPA we are all big fans of cricket and to be able to lend our support to champion equality within the sport is a great. Giving equal opportunities to both male and female British South Asian players and coaches and supporting research into improving the career prospects for all is essential and we are pleased to be able to back that.”

To find out more about the work of SACA in creating equality within cricket, visit