Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Revolver Cricket has been acknowledged for its role in a notable Cricket Namibia double at the Pepsi ICC-Africa Development Program Awards – and global success beckons.
As a continental winner for Best Overall Cricket Development Program and Best Junior Participation Initiative, Namibia now qualifies for ICC global awards in both categories. They are scheduled to be announced later this month.
According to Namibia Sport, development manager Marsia Reed said Cricket Namibia felt “very honoured” to add two more awards to its growing collection and that “it shows that our efforts are being recognised and that we are doing something right here in Namibia”.
The first national development manager to embrace the Revolver concept, Reed said: “We are definitely leaders in development programs in Africa and we are also assisting other African countries with their programs.”
Namibia Sport reports: “The Best Junior Participation Initiative award was specifically for Cricket Namibia’s Under 11 program, which included an Under 11 Cricket League, the Under 11 Coastal Cricket Development Tournament, and the Under 11 Revolver Cricket program, which took place in June last year.
“On that occasion, Namibia became the first country in the world to introduce the Revolver Cricket concept in an organised tournament.” (See earlier story)