Riyadh Cricket Association was formed in the Year 1980 for organizing and promoting Cricketing activities in Riyadh and the Central Region. Since its formation it has been successful in bringing cricket as a game of sport among the Saudis and Expatriates living and working in the region. Cricket has been greatly benefited from the support of RCA Patron in Chief HRH General Dr. Prince Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. RCA is also associated with Saudi Cricket Center which is affiliated with International Cricket Council since 2003.
RCA is a non-profit organization which aims to contribute in spreading the game while promoting competition, discipline and hard work among the youth. The members of the RCA comprise players from all walks of life encompassing doctors, engineers, bankers, corporate managers and others.
Every year RCA cricket teams have increased in numbers and at present there are 60 teams in the region participating in the League in different tournaments. This means that around 1000 players are involved in the tournaments organized by RCA. RCA with its objective of promoting cricket at the grass root level is working for developing a Cricket Academy where young cricketers will be trained by specialists through structured coaching programs.
Major RCA Tournaments include T20 Tournaments, 40-Over Tournaments, Saturday Leagues, T10 tournament and Inter School T20 Tournament. RCA Inter School event is also a major platform on which maximum opportunity is provided to the youth to play cricket by representing their schools. In addition, RCA-selected teams participate in interregional matches with cricket leagues of other regions (Jeddah, Dammam, Yanbu, Medina etc). In the past, RCA has also sent team to participate in tournaments in Pakistan, UAE and Bahrain.
Our aim is to maintain our status as one of the pre-eminent cricket association of Saudi Cricket Center. This desire to become the association of choice means that we must continually push the boundaries of excellence in the Central Region.
We have our own web site (www.rca-ksa.com ) RCA web site gives coverage to its sponsor. RCA Facebook Fan page www.facebook.com/riyadhcricket. (5270 likes) Arab news coverage by RCA. Urdu News coverage by RCA. Saudi Gazette coverage by RCA.
To ensure that every interested player is introduced to the game and is given the opportunity to progress through a structured coaching & training program. The Association wishes to ensure that every player, team & committee member will perform to the highest level that he desires according to his ability and he plays the game within the spirit of the game.
RCA has identified that there is a need to reach out and provide coaching to youth of Riyadh. RCA Cricket Academy will be responsible for delivering coaching programmes. “Chance to Shine”.
As with any organization who has prepared a challenging Plan, RCA has a need to have the support of individuals within the association, and invariably this relies on the hard work of a number of key individuals. RCA would likewise like to invite and encourage any members to come forward and help us to deliver these challenging targets.
Finally no enterprise can succeed without adequate funding . In this regard, we are grateful to our Sponsors who have funded us over the years. Also we welcome new Partners and Sponsors to help us to raise the much needed funding that we need so as to ensure that we not only achieve our “on the field” objectives, but also to support the Cricket Promoting & Developing Program that we have commenced this year.