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Doggett's Proud Heritage

05 June 2018

Australia's leading Indigenous cricketers are pushing for their cultures to be celebrated during a stretch of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Brisbane Heat fast bowler Brendan Doggett is currently in England as part of the squad marking the 150th anniversary of the 1868 Aboriginal team that toured the UK.

The BBL doesn't have specific rounds like the AFL and NRL or the football codes' relatively high percentage of indigenous players. 

Doggett, who will play alongside Christian and Scott Boland on the Aboriginal XI tour, feels a BBL-wide celebration would help CA build on recent rises in indigenous participation while prompting plenty of discussions at the eight franchises.

"It's definitely something we're all working towards," said Doggett, who is set to play alongside his brother Sam on the Tour.

"We all talk about it. I know D'Arcy Short is a big advocate.

"It (Worimi heritage) is something I am proud of. My teammates often ask questions and it's always good to talk to them about it."

The Aboriginal XI men's squad are all set to open their UK tour against the MCC at Arundel Castle from 8pm AEST tonight with live scores on cricket.com.au.