November 13, 2007

Cayman Islands

Kit boost for Cayman Islands schools

Martin Williamson

The Cayman Islands Cricket Association’s drive to raise the standard of cricket got to another level when cricket equipment was distributed to eight high schools. CICA President Courtney Myles was pleased with the association’s initiative. He said “Our association is doing its part in providing a proper learning atmosphere for our youngsters.”.

Cricket uniforms will be handed out at a later date to all schools ensuring that the students are properly attired and with the equipment, protected during cricket practice and matches. Representing the CICA in the distribution were National Youth Coach Andy Myles and Technical Director Theo Cuffy.

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Posted by Arjun Chaudhuri on (November 30, 2007, 8:36 GMT)

The brightest aspect of cricket spreading to more and countries is the conscious effort to promote the game among schoolchildren. If they develop a real liking towards the game, the may think seriously in terms of making a career out of the game.

One just hopes that Cayman Islands can provide enough competent coaches to the children among whom cricket kits have been distributed. Watching the game on television, especially considering the technical finesse going to into the minute details of the game, can provide an alternative useful learning curve. But for professional development of the game, proper coaching is essential. That can ensure proper use of and benefit from the kits.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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