Mar 26, 2009, 6:09 AM
Sport administrators and teachers are currently taking part in a three day International Cricket Council /ACA and Gambia Cricket Association administrative course at the Olympic House in Bakau.
The training is geared towards capacitising sports administrators to ensure effective operation, and is scheduled to run from 6th -8th April 2009.
In his opening remarks yesterday, Malang Jassey Director of Youth and Sports stated that capacity building is the major key to sustenance that can yield good results.
He said if any sport is to be developed; the people involved in its administration must be fully equipped.
"The Gambia Cricket Association is heading in the right direction and should be commended for its efforts to develop cricket at grassroots level, which is in line with the department of state policy."
"Recently, they have concluded an introductory programme on cricket in Western Region and the North Bank Region of the country which is a good move. Please continue spearheading the promotion of the game nationwide, to achieve excellence in cricket and to gain the status of a cricket nation in the world," the Director highlighted.
Johnny Gomez, President of The Gambia Cricket Association, stated that the ICC/ACC three day administrative training will look into management, leadership and ethics, as tools to be used by sports administrators to ensure delivery.