Cricket starts reaping fruits from talent project

First cap: Maphane, a product of BCA development programme, receives his cap from captain Motlhanka
First cap: Maphane, a product of BCA development programme, receives his cap from captain Motlhanka

With each passing game, Botswana’s cricket is seeing more homegrown talent take to centre stage. The emergence of young local talent is a product of a robust development programme initiated by the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) in 2007, reports Mmegi Staffer MQONDISI DUBE

Botswana cricket is preparing for a bountiful harvest after sowing seeds to ensure sufficient reserves going into the future.

In 2007, the BCA introduced a programme to take what was largely considered an elite game, to public schools and steadily the outcome is becoming visible to the cricketing world. To date, more than 25,000 learners have been involved in the project.

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