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Kiddy Cricket Programme ready to resume in schools

The BVI Cricket Association is optimistic about continuing the Scotiabank sponsored WICB Kiddy Cricket Programme in the coming weeks. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the re-opening of several primary schools over the coming weeks the BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) is optimistic about continuing the Scotiabank sponsored WICB Kiddy Cricket Programme.

The programme aimed at Primary School Children from ages 7 to 11 was forecasting a much-increased participation level for 2017/18, but with the two destructive storms wreaking havoc across the Territory, is now looking at just providing such much-needed recreational relief for children.

Already St George's, Cedar, Pelican Gate, SDA, First Impressions, Francis Lettsome, Begrado Flax, Alexandrina Maduro and Althea Scatliffe schools have been involved in the programme, which boasts a highly competitive Easter Festival as its conclusion to the season.

As each School re-opens and once the field, yard or basketball court is safe, the Association has qualified Coaches ready to get started.

Of course, the Coach will liaise with the school principal to ascertain a schedule, either during P.E. times or as an After-School Programme.

According to the West Indies Cricket Board Development Officer responsible for the Virgin Islands, Charlie E. Jackson, the Leeward Islands Cricket Board and WICB is fully supportive of the rebuilding efforts and is on standby to assist with additional equipment and even funding to support the growth of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme.

By Easter 2018, the Association is planning on hosting another Kiddy Cricket Festival and may even hold it on Virgin Gorda.

Whilst Greenland’s is still usable, especially for Children, the A.O. Shirley Ground, a traditional venue for Schools Cricket, may not be and the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground is in good shape.

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