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Dr Rudie van Vuuren, President, Cricket Namibia on Cricket Namibia’s Ashburton Kwata Mini-Cricket Programme winning the ICC Development Initiative of the Year award for increasing participation by a remarkable 71% despite the impact of COVID-19

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“The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in associated lockdown restrictions for individuals across Namibia, including the closure of schools, which demanded a creative solution to keep the cricket programme running. We took cricket into parking lots, onto quiet streets, beaches, netball courts and unoccupied, open pieces of land. We managed to access the grand total of more than 67 000 children in one-off engagements… This initiative has a core focus of connecting communities and improving lives by inspiring the Namibian primary school child.”
Dr Rudie van Vuuren
President
Cricket Namibia

(on Cricket Namibia’s Ashburton Kwata Mini-Cricket Programme winning the ICC Development Initiative of the Year award for increasing participation by a remarkable 71% despite the impact of COVID-19)

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