MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Aaron Finch of the Renegades looks on prior to the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at Etihad Stadium on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Renegades have announced Scope as the club’s official charity partner for this Big Bash League season.

The aim of the partnership is to work together with Scope to promote cricket that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities.

Scope’s Community Inclusion team runs modified cricket, which allows people with disability to experience the joy of playing cricket by using a specialised machine to bat and bowl.

Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said the club was proud to support the important work that Scope delivers to the community.

“I’m pleased to welcome Scope on board with the club this year. Both the Renegades and Scope have strong community links and we’ll be working to promote Scope’s key programs and achievements in providing disability support services across Victoria,” Coventry said.

Scope General Manager, Product Brand & Marketing Sam McOrist said the partnership will help both Scope and the Renegades encourage accessibility and inclusion for people with disability.

“Sport is a great way for people with disability to develop skills, meet new people and engage with the community. Scope is pleased to join the Melbourne Renegades in promoting these benefits to the wider community, and encouraging participation from people of all abilities,” Mr McOrist said.

Scope’s mission is to enable each person they support to live as an empowered and equal citizen. Scope’s Community Inclusion team provides a range of programs that support people of all abilities to actively participate in sport.