In 1992 the league representative side, with 25 of its best players, travelled to their motherland to play friendly matches. They enjoyed the hospitality of the host community, playing at the National Stadiums in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, and dined with legendary Abdul Qadir and lmran Khan.
The end of the 1992 season was to mark the end of an era. The league committee was to retire, with the league boasting 40 teams and 4 divisions. In the years to follow, the league struggled to maintain its strength and a slow decline in teams resulted in a return to 3 divisions.
Nevertheless, the standard remained high, with Heston and Reading Continental fighting for the title with Slough Majestic and High Wycombe XI as close contenders. Aftab Habib of Reading Continental scored 2 double centuries with Mahboob Elahi of Heston scoring 220 n.o in the same year.
In 1996 SESCL was set back 10 years, as the league fragmented, reducing it to 25 teams. This resulted in the formation of another league called The lmran Khan League. However, SESCL slowly regained strength with the return of Mr. Parveiz Aslam as president and a new committee maintaining its knockouts and high level of professionalism. In the following years it accommodated teams from abroad and continued to raise money for charities.
It was the then inevitable that the leagues would re-unite and SESCL regained strength once again, celebrating its 15th year at the same time as Pakistan’s 50th anniversary. Since then the commitment and hard work of the committee members has maintained high standards. The introduction and continual support of sponsors such as TKC, Lords Cricket, Nabishi, Watford, High Wycombe and Chiltern District Councils have taken the league from strength to strength.
It was therefore not surprising that the league was ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary by announcing another tour, under the management of a dedicated and forward thinking committee, lead by Mr Ifitikar Chawdhary as President, Mr Masroor Alam as Chairman, vice-chairman Tanvir Lone and the League Representative Manager Mr Temoor Alam. The league was grateful for the hospitality of the clubs in Dubai and no doubt many will remember the tour and its events for years to come.