School kricket concept rolls out to Madang

Normal, Sports

THE BSP school kriket sports development programme was launched in Madang, witnessed by a good crowd who turned at the Holy Spirit Primary School recently.
The unveiling of the event included speeches from invited guests in Madang followed by clinics run by the Cricket PNG’s Madang-based BSP school kriket team and the Holy Spirit Primary students.
Madang BSP branch manager Cecilia Passum was excited about the partnership formed with cricket and the bank.
“Our bank is a community bank and all the programmes we support are designed to strengthen our community. School kriket is a programme that will definitely help our community,” she said.
The first of the programme will be held in Madang for the remainder of this year and is expected to reach 10 schools with more than 3,000 students.
Regional cricket manager Bobby Alau was excited with the challenge of bringing kriket to a non-traditional cricket town like Madang.
“It is going to be hard work but I think BSP School Kriket is a programme that will really change the way people in the community view the game,” he said.
The programme has now reached 10 centres – National Capital District, Central, Morobe, Milne Bay, Eastern Highlands and Western Highlands, New Ireland, West New Britain, Northern and Madang.