March 5, 2008

Botswana

More schools sign up to cricket in Botswana

Will Luke

The Botswana Cricket Association has embarked on the first leg of the development programme for government school kids in 2008. In February the board added seven new schools and 500 children, boosting the numbers to 27 schools and 1800 kids.

"Our Saturday clinic is progressing well too," Girish Ramakrishna, a spokesman for the BCA, told Cricinfo. "The number of kids participating is around 75 at the Gaborone Cricket Club and we have commenced the Saturday clinic at the Gaborone Youth Centre. Kings Foundation and NGO is assisting us with basic life skills and values to be imparted to the kids at the end of the training session."

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Posted by tinashe badza on (December 18, 2008, 12:35 GMT)

what about the legue teams in the country, we are here to play cricket but we can't find the team , especialy in Francistown

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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