In a continuation of their off-field development programs, the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) will send two girls to participate in the ICC-ACA Senior Women’s Elite Academy to be held between from February 21 ÔÇô 25, 2014 at the Sahara Willowmore Park, Benoni, South Africa.
The girls who will represent Botswana are Jacqueline Kang and Botho Freeman. A total of 20 candidates from all over Africa will attend the Academy and will be undergoing extensive cricket coaching under the experience and expertise of Charlie Burke and Feizal Kimmie, Development Officers for Africa.
Jolene Campher, an expert in Sport Vision and Wicket Keeping will also be on hand to contribute effectively to the training.
The theme for this year’s academy will be ‘Intensity and Options’.
Meanwhile last week, the BCA conducted a basic orientation course for 40 Primary school teachers at Motsasing Primary School in Kanye.
The course was conducted by BCA Development Coach, Innocent Chando. The program also took the time to address substance abuse, which is a social problem that plagues young sportsmen.
The development work is well under way as BCA continued to strengthen the grass roots level of cricket through the mini cricket program last month that saw them host 23 teachers from nine Private Schools at the BCA Oval.