Global decision at end of March March 10, 2005

Colorado Junior Cricket earns ICC Americas Award

Following the ICC's global award earned by the US Junior Cricket Academy of New Jersey in 2002, another junior program based in the USA is about to follow in its footsteps.

The Colorado Junior Cricket Association (CJCA), sponsor of the Littleton Cricket Academy run by Dan Ruparel, has been named regional (Americas) winner of the ICC Development Program Awards for 2004. The CJCA will now compete with the other entrants from 26 countries throughout the developing cricket world for a shot at the global award.

The regional award winners will each receive a specially-commissioned ICC trophy and a certificate of recognition. Each regional Flicx Junior Development Initiative Award winner will also receive a Flicx pitch.

The global winner will be selected by a panel comprising Ehsan Mani (ICC president), Malcolm Gray (former ICC president), Dr Ali Bacher (ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 executive director) and Roger Knight (MCC chief executive and secretary). The global award winner will be announced at the end of March.