CRICKET – THE President of the Swaziland Cricket Association (SCA), Ronnie Egambaram says the executive committee has taken a stand to teach children living in the streets about the sport.
Interviewed on Saturday after their Annual Progress Meeting (APM) held at Enjabulweni Primary School Hall, Egambaram said such an initiative would soon be implemented by all those who played a pivotal role in cricket development in the country.
The president said they wanted to ensure that the number of street kids was minimised in the country’s cities and towns by engaging them in the sport. “They will be kept busy. We want to create a conducive environment and better understanding of life for them. We discussed this matter with all the executive members during our meeting. We have to make sure that such an initiative takes place soon. We love our children. They should not be exposed to crime and the HIV and AIDS scourge when there is an alternative route that can prevent such from happening to their young lives,” he said.
He added that they had engaged companies to be part of cricket development because they wanted to strengthen and foster a good relationship with them.
It is our vision to include the corporate business to the sport. Cricket is a big sport but some of the developing countries have been struggling to introduce it. We want to develop and improve cricket in the country and be recognised in the continent as South Africa, the president said. The president further stated that they had finished the first phase of introducing the sport to all spheres of life and were only left with the implementation process stage.
From now on, we will be tackling the second phase of our operational plan. We have to make sure that all the structures in the association work. We should make sure that facilities and equipment are improved and sufficient.
We hope all the deliberations we engaged in with the members will bear fruits at the end of the year, he said.