Annual Mozambican Cricket Development Award Ceremony
2009 – 2010
Since the Affiliation to ICC – International Cricket Council, Global Governing Body and ACA – Africa Cricket Association, Regional Governing Body in 2003 – 2004, AMC – Mozambican Cricket Association in total collaboration to Sponsors, Private donors and ACA-ICC under the strong leadership of the founder Chairman Dr. Alfredo Namitete, had taken very serious program in terms of Cricket Development from the grass root level because Mozambique never played and never had the tradition of playing Cricket though due to geographical and historical reasons, all countries having border with Mozambique have strong Cricket Tradition.
For better procedure to introduce and Develop Cricket in Mozambique among grass root, AMC governing council authorized to form a Commission to introduce Cricket among school children in 2004. As preliminary steps – AMC organized basic formation to School Children and teachers through qualified AMC and ICC coaches in collaboration with DECM. All costs of formation and materials were supported by AMC and ACA-ICC and School Commission was officially formed within the Constitutional provision of AMC where all commission members are from DECM and properly aided in total free of costs playing equipments, journeys, playing shoes, medicines, transports, alimentation where applicable Coaching courses in Mozambique and abroad, ground and training facility preparation.
Since then until date, AMC have formed very successfully by introducing Cricket Development program to hundreds of School Children with effective intra and inter school cricket tournaments, regular training and coaching by AMC coaches as well as many School teachers in the area of Cricket Introduction an Umpiring courses etc. etc.
Therefore within the guidelines of ICC development policy Mozambican Cricket Association also decided to give annual development award in following categories:
- Best Overall Cricket Development Programme;
- Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Programme
- Best Women’s Cricket Initiative
- Best Junior Cricket Initiative
- Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative
- Best Umpire formation initiative
- Volunteer of the Year