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Cricket in Botswana continues to grow at an impressive rate, and the sport will be introduced to the people of Maun - the country's fifth largest town, with 30,000 people - next week.
The drastic improvement and progression of the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA)’s developmental programme has now captured the interest of important sports and societal figures, such as the vice chairperson of the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC), Dr Nomsa Mbere, who braced the event to support the BCA’s efforts and award the winners their prizes.
“I am quite impressed by the efforts of these personnel from the BCA, for its evident that they are determined to bring Botswana together through cricket. I am sure they have even used their personal finances for the teams to have gotten this far. The teachers should also be up for mention because of their spirit of volunteerism,” said Mbere.
Girish Ramakrishna, treasure for the BCA told the Sunday Standard that they will be introducing cricket to Maun residents as of next week.
“Interest level in cricket in Botswana has grown tremendously and so has the performance of the young cricketers as we have witnessed today,” said Ramakrishna.
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