National Indigenous Cricket Championships returns to Alice Springs

The National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC) will return to Mparntwe (Alice Springs) from February 22 – 27, 2024. 

The championships showcase some of the best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers from across the country and provide the opportunity to celebrate cricket’s connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Ten teams from states across Australia will compete in the Men's or Women's categories across the six-day tournament. 

Reigning Men's champions New South Wales will look to claim their fifth title in a row while Queensland will look to extend their impressive 2023 championship win in the women’s division.

Weber WBBL stars Ella Hayward (VIC – Melbourne Renegades), Anika Learoyd (NSW – Sydney Thunder), and Hannah Darlington (NSW – Syndey Thunder) will all play for their respective states at this year’s tournament.

Through the partnership between NICC and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers will have the opportunity to be selected to participate in a unique training camp at the MCG later in the year.  

With valued support from CommBank, Principal Partner of Cricket Australia's A Sport for All program, the MCC Foundation, the NICC forms part of Australian Cricket’s development pathway, with the aim of having more cricketers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage represent Australia at the highest level.  

The Northern Territory Government, Northern Territory Major Events, Alice Springs Town Council and Northern Territory Cricket have also continued to support the hosting of the sixth NICC in Alice Springs. 

Cricket Australia’s General Manager, Events & Operations Joel Morrison said:

"The NICC is a special event in the cricket calendar, providing the opportunity to celebrate and showcase the skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers from across the country. 

“The NICC is about more than competing on the field and playing cricket. It connects cricket, country and culture, and the championships remain grounded in their community origins with the continuation of the Imparja Cup. 
“The Championships form an important part of the summer of cricket, and we hope they will inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to play cricket at all levels."

Media wanting to be on the distribution list for all content created throughout the event please email 

To view the fixture of this year’s National Indigenous Cricket Championships visit link here  

To follow all the action during the 2024 National Cricket Indigenous Championships, download the PlayHQ app or visit Cricket Australia's YouTube channel where all games will be available via livestream.