MOZAMBICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION

FIVE YEAR DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONAL PLAN - (2009 – 2013)


1.1.1. MISSION STATEMENT

To promote, encourage and enhance the standard of the game for both genders in Mozambique.


1.1.2. VISION 2009 – 2013
To create a pathway that will elevate more Clubs/Schools in different provinces of Republic of Mozambique apart from existing provinces for both genders and to minimise the gap between northern, central and southern provinces.


1.1.3. MCA DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

To work in line with the ICC strategic planning and its policy.

 

To build more competitive teams for both genders in different levels within the provinces.

 
To enhance the standard of coaching, umpires, scorers at different levels and the quality of administration.

 

To upgrade and develop new grounds and facilities of commendable standard within the region.

 

To control and organise tournaments in various age groups for both genders within the provincial organization in all the three regions.

 

To organise tournaments according to ICC/ACA guidelines.

 

To ensure all provinces have a sustainable grass root development program in place involving primary, secondary schools, clubs and other institutions of higher learning.


To encourage and accommodate more new territories within the provinces inpromoting the game.


1.1.4. MCA STRATEGIC PLANNING
To ensure the implementation of development programs in introductory, grass-root, junior and club levels within the respective provinces.

 
To organise placement of coaches with respective coaching programme from grass-root to high performance level within the provinces.

 
To organise elite training and placement of players from all provinces.

 
All application for the independent provincial development projects and appointments shall be recommended by the dev committee under NCSC for approval by the executive committee.

 

1.1.5. TOURNAMENT FORMAT & STRUCTURE
All regions will have independent tournaments as per domestic tournament program in Senior, Junior and girls/women.


Regional Champion will play national tournament to decide national championship. National championship will start with senior teams initially and if financial betterment is achieved, it may proceed for other levels too.


At junior level, i.e. U15, U17, U19 and girls/women’s shall be played annually on regional basis.


Every region should have a minimum of 3 senior men’s teams and 4 junior boys teams in addition to Maputo region constant ten senior men’s teams and 10 junior teams. Each region to have minimum 3 girls / women’s team to play a regional tournament.


1.1.6. MCA FUNDING POLICY
All regional members must present their yearly cricket development activities in collaboration with NCSC within the timeframe established by MCA Executive body in order to be incorporated in the annual budget.


All affiliates members shall be allocated annually with an administration grant based on activities and program.


A further development funding shall be allocated to all regional members annually for implementation of its, development programs, equipments, coaching/umpiring/administration seminars, coach and player’s placements pending its performance and progress.


All Regional members will pay 25% participation fees of the entire cost for any national championship tournament, while the 75% will be supported by the board.


All hosting regions of junior tournaments should consider minimising cost as much as possible, especially in the accommodation and travel sections.


All regional members shall present its annually accounts to MCA executive body ending their financial year.


All regional members with projects should raise at least 50% of the funds regionally before being considered by MCA executive body.


Schools under NCSC with projects should raise at least 25% of the project funds locally before being considered.


The maximum limit of project / grant is to be guided by the MCA directives and respective approval is subject to case to case on merit basis.


1.1.7. MCA DEVELOPMENT STRUCTURE
As per MCA constitution, Executive body of MCA is directly responsible for national cricket development program through its organ NCSC.


The structure of NCSC is mentioned above which operate in collaboration with respective councils of MCA depending on area it intend to intervene. Namely:


• Tournament Associação Moçambicana de Cricket Mozambican Cricket Association
• Umpire & Referee
• Finance
• Fiscal (Conduct & Discipline)
• Development Officers ( part time or full time)
           

All appointment of the three regional Development officers should meet the qualifying criteria and will be geographically balanced within the African continent, by the Executive Committee.


1.1.8. EXPECTED ROLE OF ICC – ACA
To support MCA by providing facilities and personnel to upgrade coaching and umpiring skills at various levels.


To help to enrol and promote MCA players for placements with other developed teams in Africa region for their domestic leagues.
           

To support and guide MCA for Marketing and Sponsorship policy.
           

To promote inter ICC – ACA member country continental level series.


1.1.9. SWOT ANALYSIS

STRENGTH:

Mozambique is a big country with a population of near 20 million.

Mozambique has a lot of hidden potentials and talents in sports that need to be exploited to produce world class players.

Mozambique has the potential to develop new grounds and facilities to be utilised for international events.

Mozambique has a huge vacuum for sports as Soccer is the only popular team game.


1.1.10. SWOT ANALYSIS

WEAKNESS:

Mozambique is too dependent soccer, needs to work on commercialising the cricket game from which it can generate more funds to promote the game effectively.


1.1.11. SWOT ANALYSIS


OPPORTUNITIES:

Involvement & Exposure of young talents in mass.           

Building compatible administration qualities.

Building a sound infrastructure for the game.

Being more independent towards the game with skilled and technical personnel's.

Developing future talents towards the game within the country. 


1.1.12. SWOT ANALYSIS


THREATS:

NONE – as Mozambique is the most politically stabilized and economically developing country among all sub-Saharan countries, apart from South Africa.

CHALLENGE:

To execute the Dev program effectively in order to achieve the desired objectives and vision catching up with other regions globally.


CONCLUSION:

For any successful execution of planning a triangle of three basic resourceful wings must be met, they are:


o Human resources
o Financial resources and
o Technical resources


Mozambican Cricket Association is confident of success on implementation of above five years development plan if qualified to be an Associate member of ICC