Postal Address: PO Box 35, 220-9934415 Banjul, The Gambia
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General enquiry email: gambiacricketassociation@yahoo.com
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History

The first colonial match was played in 1927 between Gambia and Sierra Leone, which Gambia won. The team also participates in other tournaments in the sub-region, particularly since the introduction of the ICC Affiliate tournaments. Its most recent participation came in2009 Pepsi ICC Africa World Cricket League Division Three in Malawi, where it finished in fourth place.

Gambia has hosted touring teams from the United Kingdom, namely MCC, Cavaliers, Scorpions, The Twelve Tribes (Jamaicans based in UK), and recently Sussex Over-50s, BBLCC from Hereford, The London Nigerians Cricket Club, and many clubs are interested to come and play cricket in Gambia. The country is a perfect cricket tourism destination, as it is only six hours by air from London. There are nine months of dry seasons, while the rain season is from July to early September.

Domestic Competitions

The league competition has been played since 2004, with five teams participating, including Veterans XI, Jewel of India, Wallidan, Gambia Ports Authority and Safeway Asia X1. This is the highest league in the country, in which all National Players, U19, and U15 also take part. There is also a primary schools league, in two regions, Banjul and Kanifing Municipality. Fourteen schools take part in this league. In addition, there are the Senior Secondary Schools Knockout Competition and Super-20 competitions every year

Schools Cricket

There are fourteen senior and upper-basic schools teams, and fourteen primary school teams. The association plays one league and knockout competition every year, for all the categories. There is also the Junior Academy and the Elite Academy programme every summer for the U13, U15, U17 and U19 Players. Coaching courses and umpiring courses are also run each year.

Women's Cricket Integration

A series of coaching clinics with primary and senior secondary schools girls have been held for the past three years.