The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) has officially kickstarted its 2011 grassroots development plan by introducing more schools to their program that has been running for three years now.
The program is aimed at introducing and improving the standard of cricket in government primary schools.
The BCA has recently introduced cricket to five government primary schools in Lobatse and signed up 308 students. In three years of operation, the countrywide program has managed to enroll 117 government schools, and has signed up to 6293 kids around the country.
The new schools in Lobatse are Hill Primary with the highest enrollment in Lobatse of about 65 students, followed by Maitlamo Primary with 62 students and then Ipeleng Primary with 61 students.
New Look Primary and St Theresa Primary each enrolled 60 of their students, respectively.
Meanwhile the BCA will set in motion a six-a- side ladies tournament from the 19th to the 26th of February.
The CEO of Botswana Cricket, Girish Ramakrishna, said that the ladies team shall be divided into four groups, being A, B, C and D.
Ramakrishna also announced the commencement of the 50 over league for the senior men team which will commence next week on the 20th of February.
“This is in preparation for the forthcoming world cup qualifying tournament which will be held in Botswana, this coming May,” said Ramakrishna.