Memorandum of Understanding
Wednesday 18th March 2009 was an historical day for the Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities. Along with the British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities (BACD), English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW) and the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the England and Wales Cricket Board in the Writing room in the Pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground.
Peter Ackerley signed the agreements as the Head of ECB Development, Ian Martin ECB Disabilities manager, outlined the structure of the agreement. Mike Gatting, the ECB Managing Director, was also present.
Disability Cricket for players with medium and high levels of physical and learning disabilities was pioneered in Oswestry, Shropshire in 1989 so this really was a dream come true.