Saturday, June 15, 2024

Junior cricket league to start soon

Kids from Botswana government schools will, for the first time ever, be able to participate in a league created exclusively for them.

This historic tournament will be sponsored by the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) which has made commendable efforts in bringing cricket to Batswana.

The BCA, which has a carefully mapped out plan exclusively sketched for government schools, recently introduced this new and impressive development to their long list of activities that kept cricketers inspired.

The tournament is to last for a full four weeks and will have 12 government schools competing for the title of the first junior league champions.
The country’s fastest growing sport, with over 33 government schools from Gaborone and surrounding areas joining just a year after it was first established, hopes to rope in more young and eager cricketers.

The junior league will be for the under 13 teams, the contest will have both girls and boys playing so as to expose them to more fields of highly competitive environments.

According to the BCA, these types of competitive environments offer young cricketers and their schools an opportunity to showcase their talents and maintain the spirit of the game.
It’s also a chance for them to receive awards for their hard work as the BCA will be handing out awards to the most outstanding players of the tournament.

They will start by handing out the award for Man of the Match until they reach the semis.
After the semis, they will hand out awards for best batsman, best fielder, and best bowler together with Player of the Tournament and his runner ups.
The playoffs will start from the 16th of September till the 16th of October.

Still on cricket news, during the international cricket week, the BCA held a friendly competition between schools on the 9th and the 10th.
The schools involved in the friendlies were Oodi Primary, Rasesa Primary, Itumeleng Primary, Ben Thema, Philip Moshotle, and Ikageng Primary.

During the same week, the BCA sponsored an accredited Australian cricket coach, with over 15 years of experience, to head a workshop for government primary teachers involved in cricket to share the experience, the teaching methodology and finer aspects of the game.


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