The Learning Disability South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired is responsible for the development of Intellectually Impaired cricket with the assistance of our Members. Players are encouraged to participate in the main stream leagues as there is no adaption required (especially where there are not sufficient numbers to form leagues).
For the purposes of eligibility, a Learning Disability is defined as a significant limitation in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills. This disability will have originated before the age of 18 years. (If a player’s primary or only condition is ADHD; autism; dyslexia; behavioural problems or Asperger’s, it will be unlikely that they will fulfil the Learning Disability eligibility requirements.)
INAS is the recognised International Federation for sport for athletes with Intellectual disability. They have set eligibility criteria for cricket that needs to be met which includes demonstrating an IQ of below 75.
SASA-II conducts an Annual Inter-Provincial tournament amongst their affiliated members. Selectors / Scouts are appointed to identify talent for the national team.
The current International participation is through a Triangular Series of matches between Australia, England and South Africa.