A clear pathway from Queensland Cricket is committed to raising the awareness of cricket in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and lifting the numbers of Indigenous Queenslanders who play cricket as part of Cricket Australia's Indigenous strategic plan "Two Strong Cultures: Australia's New Cricket Tradition".
One of those is the Eddie Gilbert Program, an Indigenous talent identification program that goes around the State.
Details on the trial dates and locations for the 2013 Eddie Gilbert Program can be found on the Indigenous Cricket news page
Queensland Cricket has formulated a pathway document that sets out the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander cricketers to achieve their potential.
A key outcome following the ICACQ's creation was a Statewide selection process to choose the Queensland Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander XI team for the national Indigenous Imparja Cup titles in Alice Springs.
Queensland Cricket Game Development staff Nev Paulsen and Joe Marsh have conducted coaching courses, including an indigenous Have-A-Go program and talent ID session at QCHQ, and visits across the State, including Innisfail for the Rain Forest Cup, Cherbourg, Woorabinda, the Gulf of Carpentaria as part of the Eddie Gilbert program, and Torres Strait.
A brief history of Indigenous cricket in Queensland can be found here (please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following section contains images of deceased persons).
The Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre has been developed by the Harrow community as a means of celebrating the story of the 1868 Aboriginal cricket team and the fascinating history of the township.