|Nepal victorious, Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 2010
“Winning WCL Division 5 is also another highlight for us all in Nepal. This will move the overall cricketing structure forward in Nepal and hopefully prepare us for entry into the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Now we must immediately look ahead and start preparing for the ACC Under-16 Elite Cup, ACC Trophy Elite and the WCL Division 4 tournament in Italy in August,” he added.
“Winning the global award for our Junior Cricket Initiative is also good for cricket in the country as it recognizes the start of our five-year government sponsored program which is designed to help children across the country have more access to cricket. This recognition will make the Government feel even better about actively supporting the game.”
The ACC had earlier nominated candidates in seven of the eight categories to the ICC Development Awards. Judges of this year’s Awards were ICC President David Morgan, former ICC Presidents Ehsan Mani, Malcolm Gray and Ray Mali with Keith Bradshaw, the Secretary and Chief Executive of Marylebone Cricket Club.
Other winners at this year’s awards were Namibia Cricket Board for the Best Overall Cricket Development Programme, the Deutscher Cricket Bund (Germany) for the Best Women’s Cricket Initiative, Cricket PNG (Papua New Guinea) for the Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Programme, Israel Cricket Association for Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative in Partnership with UNAIDS and UNICEF, Cricket Ireland for Photo of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year award was shared between James Bennett of Cricket Ireland and S. Gopalakrishnan of Cricket Indonesia.
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Filed March 2nd, 2010