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“Cricket for Good” Roars into action

One of the projects of the Sports and Recreation Commission’s 100 days Quick Wins which the local sports regulator, Zimbabwe Cricket and International Cricket Council are embarking on started on a high note in Kwekwe and Bulawayo.

By SportBrief Reporter

The SRC, Zimbabwe Cricket and International Cricket Council’s project to empower young cricketers dubbed “Cricket For Good” has hit the ground running.

The project which is targeting young aspiring Cricketers aged below 13 years of both sexes is being conducted by Zimbabwe Cricket Development Coaches and various Social Development partners such as Plan Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, Child Line, Keepers Alert, Tambai Zimbabwe among others.

The project will also give the young players a chance to receive coaching and advice from the participating countries in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in addition to taking coaching sessions from the ZC Development Coaches.

The SRC communication officer, Tirivashe Nhehweyembwa, expressed his excitement at being involved in the program.

“This initiative is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and as a nation we are excited in that this will inspire the aspiring Cricketers in a big way as they will learn from the elite Cricketers.

“Over and above the quality coaching sessions, the young aspiring Cricketers will receive psycho- social support sessions covering areas such as confidence building, dangers of substance abuse, rights and responsibilities of players, sport values and their impact to society.,“ he said.

SRC Communications Officer Tirivashe Nhehweyembwa

Nhehweyembwa added that the programme will continue in operation after the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers which the country is hosting beginning on the 6th of March and will expand to other provinces throughout the country.

“We envisage that the programme will be sustained beyond the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and we hope the programme will be continued and expanded to other provinces. We are also happy with the level of support from both ICC and ZC and with such an approach our cricket will certainly be poised for exciting times.

“The future can only be brighter, because we will be having a solid and unshakable foundation. It is also our hope that the schools that were selected in Bulawayo Harare and Midlands will continue playing cricket.”

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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