Thu, 20 Mar 2003

RI among ICC's Global Award winners

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Cricket Foundation has been named a recipient of the 2002 Global Development Program Award from the International Cricket Council (ICC), along with similar foundations from other East Asia-Pacific countries, an ICC media statement said.

The statement, obtained on Wednesday, stipulates that the Indonesian Cricket Foundation was granted the Best Junior Development Initiative for its success to develop cricket in the country from zero in 2000 to over 3,000 new boys and girls exposed to the game, including formal competitions in both Bali and Jakarta.

Other recipients of the Award included the Vanuatu Cricket Association for the Best Run National Body category, the Samoa English Cricket Association for the Best Overall Cricket Development Program category, and the Japan Cricket Foundation for the Best Women's Cricket Initiative category.--JP