Good news from Africa where it is reported that the Botswana Cricket Association is intending to introduce the sport to government primary schools countrywide.

The problems facing the Association were highlighted in the local newspaper.

“Students attending English Medium Schools have played cricket for a long time, and it was only last year when the sport was introduced in public schools. However, the programme then never kicked off as the development coach disappeared, and further, there was lack of commitment from teachers and students in selected teams.”

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa