Physical Address: PO Box 22412,Safat 13085, Kuwait
Main switchboard + 965 2484 3565 x 361
General enquiry email: abaig@gulfconsult.net
Website: www.cricketkuwait.com

Kuwait, with a decent team at all age-group levels, sound administration, plenty of domestic commercial support, exceptional facilities and a desire to truly be a vibrant member of the international cricketing community, has plenty of things going for it. In fact, it is a surprise Kuwait hasn't already gone further on the field.

It has some outstanding batsmen, but a lack of cutting-edge bowlers has held it back. Third place in the 2004 ACC Trophy and the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup hints at what it is capable of when it's near its best. What Kuwait Cricket does have, however, is a desire to maximise its resources in the most efficient manner possible. As it stated to the ICC inspectors when being assessed for Associate status in the summer of 2005, there are areas where there is still much to be done, such as allowing greater access and participation by the Kuwaiti nationals, creating links between clubs and schools, forming of junior sections within established clubs, improving existing facilities and providing public pitches and practice facilities. Kuwait Cricket's goal is to be the best possible cricket resource for all its members and to make Kuwait Cricket a worthy member of the global cricket community. It is dedicated to that cause.

Success at ACC level and then ICC level was not far away. By the start of the 2009 season, Kuwait had five fully-turfed grounds, quite an achievement in the circumstances. One more ground, having the unique feature of a turf wicket with artificial outfield at new leisure centre Salmiyawas also on the way.

Kuwait duly made its presence felt in 2011. Having won the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Eight at home, it went on to win Division Seven in Botswana. It lost only one game in the two tournaments, to Germany, the team it defeated by six wickets to win the Division Eight title. Its victory in the Division Seven final, which earned it another promotion, was just as emphatic; Kuwait defeated Nigeria by 72 runs.