The Botswana Cricket Association’s (BCA) plight to meet their mission of ‘Bringing Cricket to the Nation’ seems very much on track, as its Development Programme has added to its already impressive roster this past week.
With the addition of five schools from Moshupa with 276 children enrolling, the BCA Development Programme took the total tally of schools to 128 and children to 6776 nationally.
BCA Public Relations Officer, Sumod Damodar, said he was proud of the job which was being done by the BCA’s Development Programme.
“It gives us immense joy and absolute pleasure to report the continuous growth and progress of the Development Programme of the BCA and even greater pride when we grow the cricket family at the grassroots level,” he said.
Damodar also pointed to the increased investments in talent and competitions to highlight the growth of cricket.
“The increase in the interest shown by the schools and the children is evident. The recent girl’s tournament along with the ongoing Botswana Premier League U-17 league are clear indicators of what lies in store and as such has assisted with the willingness of newer members to our development process,” he argued.
Damodar also poured praise on to his colleagues by saying the BCA Executive and direction given to the technical team are what help build the platform for great work that has been taking place.
The BCA’s hard work to bring cricket at grassroots level has seen the recent Ramotswa Under 13 20 overs tournament, which started last week, come to an end as Mojadife school were crowned champions.
Mojadife steamrolled past their opponents by reaching their target of 52 inside 8 overs in the final. Their victories in the tournament included a 116 run victory and in their second game they won by 66 runs.
Mofenyi Marope was named the Man of the Match in the final.