The Imparja Cup, incorporating the National Indigenous Cricket Championships, is Australia’s National Indigenous Cricket Carnival held annually in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs. Originally founded by custodians, Shane Franey and Ross Williams as a family match between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the Imparja Cup is now a national celebration of cricket and Indigenous culture held each year in February.
Supported by the NT Government, Lord’s Taverners NT, Imparja TV and the Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the first Imparja Cup match will be held on Saturday 4 February in Tennant Creek. An exhibition match between the Alice Springs Originals and the Tennant Creek Originals will take place on Sunday 5 February at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.
Matches will continue throughout the week, with the Community Division finals scheduled from 5pm on Friday 10 February. The Major Centres final will take place on Saturday 11 February.
The National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC) are held in Alice Springs in conjunction with the Imparja Cup. NICC matches commence on Monday 6 February and finals will be held on Monday 13 February.
The Imparja Cup and National Indigenous Cricket Championships fixture and scores are available here.
For further information, contact NT Cricket at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 8944 8900.