The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) coach, Clement Chipanga, is on March 15 expected to relocate to Francistown on a full time basis in an effort to give more attention to cricket development in the north.
This development comes after a number of Francistown schools sent in requests to the BCA to bring cricket to their schools. The Francistown schools that have been organised into Phase I of the introduction process are Ikhutseng, Monarch, Phase IV, Our Lady and TKM College.
The BCA last week held an orientation exercise for primary school teachers whose schools showed interest in enrolling under the association’s cricket developmental program. The developmental program, which was conceived in 2007, is aimed at introducing and improving cricket standards in government primary schools.
About 25 teachers from the expected 30 managed to turn up for the orientation.
Teachers from the Francistown Centre for the Deaf, Moremogolo, Ntshe and Nyangabwe were unable to attend due to weather complications. The BCA is also reportedly planning to host a training session on the 10th and 11th March for more government school primary teachers.
According to the CEO of Botswana cricket, Girish Ramakrishna, the training session will include a refresher course, a revision of the basics, and an interactive session aimed at empowering the teachers.
“We hope that the training session will assist the teachers to disseminate information to the children,” said Ramakrishna. He also revealed that the upcoming training session would be held at two different locations.
One set of training will be conducted at the Gaborone Cricket Club while the other session will be at Ramotswa.
The first training session at Gaborone Cricket Club will be conducted by a BCA coach, only known as Obert. The second training session in Ramotswa will be conducted by Adam Mostafo at Magope Primary School.