In Indonesia, where cricket is still relatively unknown amongst the local populace, the sport is being nurtured and developed through the active efforts of the JAKARTA CRICKET ASSOCIATION (JCA).
The JCA comprises of cricket clubs based in and around Jakarta. These clubs comprise mainly of expatriate players of many nationalities with varied levels of experience in playing cricket in their home nations.
A team comprising of locally-bred talent, the KMV Tigers also participates in the JCA league.
As part of its annual cricketing calendar, the JCA conducts the annual JCA League (August-April), the Jakarta International Sixes tournament (last weekend of every October) which also attracts teams from neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Thailand and the JCA T20 (April/May).
The JCA which is now a registered body known as Perkempuluan Jakarta Cricket, also organises junior cricket coaching camps and tournaments in collaboration with the official governing body for cricket in Indonesia, Persatuan Cricket Indonesia (PCI), as part of its efforts to develop the game amongst Indonesian school kids in the Jakarta area.
The JCA also regularly participates in cricket tournaments organised by other cricket associations in the region such as the Penang Sixes, the Singapore Veterans Sixes etc..
The JCA season which runs for about nine months, from August to May, culminates with the popular JCA Annual Dinner and Awards Night, which has over the years featured guest speakers such as Fred Truman, Richard Hadlee, Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Max Walker, Geoff Lawson, Sunil Gavaskar, Dean Jones, Keith Stackpole, Greg Matthews, Rodney Hogg, Zaheer Abbas, Ken Rutherford, Alan Wilkins, Syed Kirmani, Tom Moody and Geoff Marsh.
If you are interested in playing cricket in Indonesia or touring Indonesia with your club, please feel free to contact the JCA by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JCA also organises junior cricket coaching for kids at the Jakarta International School (JIS) on Saturdays in association with the Jakarta Youth Cricket Association (JYCA). Non JIS students can also join this program. For more information visit the JYCA website http://www.yscj.com/?q=sport/jyca.