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BRUNEI HANDS ON THE BATON

BDCA CEO Manzur Ahmed donating cricket equipment to a school in Temburong

Continuing their efforts to start the playing of cricket by the children of Brunei, the Brunei Darussalam Cricket Association (BDCA) has given ACC-branded cricket equipment to 13 primary schools in Temburong, the eastern-most part of the country. “I believe this district has a lot of potential to develop the game,” says BDCA Chief Executive Manzur Ahmed.

The handing over of cricket equipment is an effort to introduce the game among Bruneians at the grassroots level. “So as they play the game and more students join, it is hoped cricket will slowly but steadily progress. The long-term aim is to create a fresh batch of national players,” says Mr. Ahmed.

The BDCA are planning a program for secondary schools where students from primary schools would continue to have access to cricket as they mature. Schools in the other three districts of Brunei have also been given cricket equipment in line with the BDCA’s efforts to embed cricket in the sporting curriculum.

The BDCA intends to run a cricket carnival for young students and hold an inter-school competition at the end of March.

Filed March 16 2007

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