The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA), which is at the centre of cricket promotion in Botswana, is, once again, sponsoring its highly motivated national teams to play against other international associations to boost their play to that of professionals.
The BCA is endorsing the Botswana national senior team and its under 17 counterparts to compete in international tournaments towards the end of this month.
The confirmed trips so far are the Botswana senior team’s trip to Lusaka, Zambia, on the 20th to the 24th of August to compete in the tournament sponsored by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In Zambia, they will be playing against five other African countries.
The confirmed countries involved in the tournament include Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland and the hosts, Zambia.
Additionally, the under 17s will be endorsed to attend another one of the ICC’s tournaments in Benoni, South Africa.
The competitions are to take place on the 30th of August to the 2nd of September 2008.
The younger team will be competing against 6 other teams from other African countries of the likes of Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia.
Botswana cricket and other African countries, which are cricket conscious, have been competing for years in matches set up by the ICC.
The ICC happens to be the governing body for international Test Matches and One Day international cricket.
Although based in the United Kingdom, its executive board consists of representatives from its entire ten Test match playing countries.
Three of its member countries are from Africa. In the southern region, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe are full time members of this top cricket association.