Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers Make Historic Test Debut in Dominica

first_imgNewsSports Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers Make Historic Test Debut in Dominica by: – July 8, 2011 112 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers. As the Dominicans jubilantly celebrated their first test match in the history of cricket at Windsor Park, Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers too were thrilled to be an integral part of the momentous occasion. Over 60 Kiddy Cricketers from 6 primary schools burst into action on the outfield on the 2nd day of West Indies and India 3rd test match. A new set will be featured on Friday the 3rd day of the Digicel Test match. The students are sharing the stage with some of their favourite West Indian Test players to display their effervescent batting, bowling, catching and fielding skills during the lunch break.The students who took centre stage were from Massacre, Goodwill, New Town, St Mary’s, Roseau and Trafalgar primary schools in the south as well as Woodford Hill, WS Stephens, Roosevelt Douglas, St Johns and Wesley primary schools in the north. Commenting on this year’s Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Activation, Kiddy Cricket Coordinator – Dominca, Mr. Mervin Thomas Service said: “It is a great privilege to be working on this youth development programme across Dominica at the primary school level. The students have shown potential through the Kiddy Cricket Festivals in June. We saw some potential high quality all rounders and we are working to keep them interested and excited in cricket. Our aim to keep motivating and training the students, so they can move unto the next level in youth cricket locally.”Esther Scotland, Head of Scotiabank Dominica said that she was very pleased with the progress of the programme in Dominica. ”Scotiabank is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the WICB’s Kiddy Cricket Programme and also the Official Bank of West Indies Cricket. We have seen outstanding talent in both the boys and girls registered in the programme and firmly believe our investment is a worthwhile one. We encourage the students through our volunteer coaches to work really hard and stay committed to their goals of rising to the top of this great game which we love so much across the Caribbean.”“The fact that the programme also seeks to develop their academic proficiency though cricket base learning aids and resources is also a fun and very meaningful way to keep them engaged. We are proud to be a part of the programme and support Kiddy Cricket as we head into the future.”In January 2011, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme was re-launched in Dominica and has since provided the 30 schools enrolled with new Kiddy Cricket equipment, new uniforms as well as an increased number of Level 1 coaches to assist the Physical Education teachers in training the students. The students from Dominica have also been able to participate in inter-school Kiddy Cricket Festivals to hone their skills. A WICB Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Camp is scheduled to be held in Dominica later in the year.Press Releasecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img

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