CCC and the National Cricket Conference organised a meeting of Asian cricket community leaders from around the country on November 23rd, at Edgbaston. As a consequence, The National Asian Cricket Council is being established, with an interim executive council selected to begin the work of establishing governance, constitution, aims and objectives. The NACC is the culmination of three years work led by CCC Development Manager, Gulfraz Riaz, as the conference has striven to establish closer and meaningful links with Asian leagues and clubs. With participation in the recreational game under scrutiny as playing figures drop, Asian players represent over 30% of cricketers at amateur level and Asian league and parks cricket has been one of the very few areas of participation growth. NACC will seek to provide a common agenda for Asian cricket and lead its further integration into the grass roots game whilst promoting and supporting the varied heritages of its sport within its diverse communities. CCC and NCC will support this development by providing player pathways through their representative cricket programmes and with access to administrative services to seek ground share, fixtures and new players. Over the past two seasons, 50% of all players selected to represent CCC teams have been British Asian.