Grassroots Cricket

The expansion and re-energization of the Kiddy Cricket Programme continues in earnest. The West Indies Cricket Board and Scotiabank officially launched the 2011 Kiddy Cricket Programme in Antigua, on Thursday at the Scotiabank Headquarters in St John’s.

The Kiddy Cricket launch commemorates a twelve year partnership between the WICB and Scotiabank since 1999, with a main goal to promote cricket at the primary school level both on-field and in the classroom, where children from ages 6-11 are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun and explorative manner.

WICB CEO, Dr. Ernest Hilaire said: “The WICB has placed strategic emphasis on the development of cricket at the grassroots level. We believe that for cricket to flourish in the region and for West Indies cricket to be strong at the highest levels we need a strong base.

“Scotiabank has been an outstanding partner of West Indies cricket in a most genuine manner. The partnership is strong and we believe that your support in the Kiddy Cricket Programme is just as critical to the development of West Indies cricket as our elite programmes.”