December 1, 2008


Botswana school-cricket news

Will Luke

Girish Ramakrishna

"We had an 11-over carnival sponsored by the World Group in which 12 teams participated this weekend. The tournament began on Friday and ended on Sunday and was won by Gujarat XI who beat a Moghul XI in the finals.

As a curtain-raiser to the finals, we organised a game between the development side comprising kids from the government schools and the kids from the private schools. The government schools won the toss and scored 99 for 1 in 15 overs, with Obakeng Amen top-scoring on 44 from 42 balls. In reply the private school were all out for 55 in 14 overs.

This morning, December 1, we had nearly 75 kids from government primary schools to attend an Aids awareness programme run by Kings Foundation in Gaborone. They played mini cricket from 9am to midday. There were 18 government primary teachers along with some volunteers.

Girish Ramakrishna is head of Botswana's development


Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by itireleng on (November 2, 2009, 8:14 GMT)

i would like to play cricket here in gabs and im 20

Posted by tshiamo kabomo on (January 8, 2009, 7:32 GMT)

as a young motswana am very pleased by the way cricket is growing in our country. i also interested in playin for one of the teams here in gaborone and end up playin for the national team,so i need help from you guys that is how to meet with you and explore my a young motswana of 22 years and live in gaboronr

thank you for your consideration

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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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