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.
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Expressions of Interest are being taken for Ground Managers, Umpires and an Umpire Coordinator for the event.
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The Imparja Cup, which incorporates the National Indigenous Cricket Championships, is expecting record numbers of teams to participate in Major Centre, Community, Schools and Indoor/Outdoor divisions.
Imparja Cup custodian Shane Franey is looking forward to another successful Imparja Cup competition. “We welcome players from across the Territory and Australia to take part in this uniquely Northern Territory Indigenous cricket competition and I encourage everyone, from cities, towns and communities, to register for what will be another fantastic event,” he said.
Tournament Director Mitch Farnell is expecting a strong turn-out of teams from across the Territory. “Early indications show that there will again be a record number of teams taking part next year. We have had a very strong response to our Remote Indigenous Cricket Carnivals and our Remote Red Dust Sports Voucher Program, which has contributed to a 30% increase in Indigenous participants over the past year.
“NT Cricket has been working closely with the Imparja Cup Advisory Committee, which includes Imparja Cup custodians Shane Franey and Rossy Williams, to ensure that the competition is reflective of the entire Indigenous cricket community. The event is a true opportunity for cricket, family and celebration, showcasing the best of Two Strong Cultures.
“Both a male and female team from the Tiwi Islands will travel to Alice Springs for the competition, thanks to support from the Lord’s Taverners NT. Teams will also travel from across the Top End, including Darwin, Katherine and Timber Creek, with substantial numbers of teams expected from throughout Central Australia, including Tennant Creek,” he said.
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