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Cricket Week underway

Oct 3, 2013, 10:36 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Hundreds of students from various schools are on a yearly cricket week mass participation which commenced earlier this week in Banjul where almost 400 students took part.

The cricket week participation reached on Tuesday at Bakau, where it was witnessed and participated in by over 100 students. It was later followed with another mass participation yesterday at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium where students attended from over seven schools in the Kanifing Municipality.

Speaking to The Point yesterday, the Chairman of the cricket association, Johnny Gomez, said the participation exercise is supposed to reach at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium today where a good number of students are expected to partake from various schools, to be followed with another participation at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium on Friday.

“We want to get in to schools and make sure that developments are made for students,” he says, while recognising the significance of schools as being the base from which students can be taught discipline and emerge professionals.

“We would like to conduct a coaching training course for teachers of various schools to improve quality delivery to students in schools,” he said, adding that the course will help the teachers to get the basic knowledge of the discipline.

He said further that they would however organize a league competition to trace students ranging from Lower to Upper and senior schools.

“We want to have a memorandum of understanding with all divisional committees to have sports programmes in the quest to promote the discipline.”

He, however, highlighted the shortage of equipment the association is currently battling with.