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Total investment 2013–14: $1,526,000
(high performance: $400,000; participation: $1,116,000; other: $10,000)
ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 0.9%

While the men’s Test team lost the Ashes in England in the middle of 2013, the Ashes were regained with a comprehensive 5-0 series win in the Australian summer. The women’s team is currently world champion in both the one-day international and T20 formats. Investment by the sport into the athlete pathway, including through the new Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, should provide the required support for its long-term athlete development model and improvements to coaching.

The governance reform off the back of the Crawford/Carter Report is being implemented as the sport transitions to a fully independent board by 2017. While many of the ASC’s mandatory governance principles have been fully implemented, there is ongoing work as Cricket Australia (CA) goes through the transitional process.

CA’s participation data showed growth of 8 per cent in 2013. A number of initiatives have led to a growth in female participation and outdoor participation, while overall exposure to the game through in2Cricket and T20 Blast has increased by 22 per cent. Future challenges include further increasing entry-level participation, addressing the decline in the indoor game and growing the appeal of club cricket.

2013 benchmark event // The Ashes Australian Sports Commission - men, world cup - women

Medal target: 2

Actual: gold 2 silver0 bronze 0 total 2

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