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Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards 2013

The Awards recognise exceptional performance and service to the game in ICC Associate and Affiliate Members

Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards 2013 - Cricket News
The winning image for the 2013 “Photo of the Year” came courtesy of Mr Jaco Du Preez and Cricket Namibia during the 3rd Gentleman’s Cup, an interschool tournament held annually in Windhoek.

The Awards, which have been running since 2002, form part of the ICC’s commitment to promoting excellence in cricket development outside the ICC’s Full Members. The Awards recognise exceptional performance and service to the game in ICC Associate and Affiliate Members, highlighting cricket’s expanding reach, promoting innovation and sharing better practice.

Speaking on the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards 2013, ICC Global Development Manager Tim Anderson said: “The Pepsi ICC Development Programme, alongside the ICC’s Associate and Affiliate Members, is dedicated to the growth of cricket across the globe.  With over one million people now participating in cricket programmes in our emerging territories, considerable progress has been made in this regard, and we’ve seen tremendous examples of this both on and off the field during 2013. 

“These Awards are therefore ICC’s opportunity to shine a light on some of the outstanding programmes and initiatives that are contributing to the expansion of our great game around the world, as well as recognizing the dedicated people that continue to make vital contributions,” he said.

The global winner of the "Volunteer of the Year" award, Mr Calvin (Cal) Waldron, was nominated by the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) for his contributions.  The BCB had this to say about him: 

"Cal’s work for the development of cricket in Bermuda truly demonstrates the BCB vision to “connect cricket from the grass roots to the world stage.” Cal volunteers his time in all facets of the game whether it be as a player, coach, administrator or manager. Cal is a quiet but very committed individual who never seems to stop! Cal is a Club Representative on the Bermuda Cricket Board, he is National Academy U13 Director and Coach and the Western Counties Treasurer. 

In 2013 he completed an intro level Umpire’s course and is often seen stepping in as Umpire or Match Manager during PHC’s local games (when he is not called up to play). Cal manages and coaches the PHC Youth Cricket Program which includes Under 8, Under 11, Under 14 and PDL teams and is responsible for overseeing PHC’s Facilities - he was instrumental in the creation of their new ground turf wicket in 2012. Cal plays an integral role in the development of cricket in Bermuda and we would like to congratulate him for this winning this prestigious award."

The global winner of the "Lifetime Service Award", Mr William Luwagga Kamanyi, was nominated by Uganda Cricket in recognition of his dedication to cricket not only in Uganda, but in neighbouring countries.  Uganda Cricket had this to say about him:

"At 71 years of age, William is a retired Administrator who has dedicated his work to the development of cricket in the country. William played for the National team from 1971-1983 choosing to play cricket when he was the long jump record holder in the country at the time. He had represented Uganda at the Common Wealth games in Perth in 1962, where he set the record for long jump which stood for 14 years. But even after all that, he chose to concentrate on cricket. He has been a National Coach whose tenure in office brought a lot of silverware to the Association. 

He also pioneered in the introduction of Cricket in Rwanda way back in 2003, as he was among the first Coaches to deliver cricket coaching in Rwanda after the Genocide. He begun this carrier as a development Officer of which he turned out as an Under 13, 15, 17 and 19 boys and girls coach, and later a National team coach. William's six (6) year spell as a coach brought Rwandan cricket to a level of competitive cricket as they competed in the regional championships, at the moment Rwanda is currently in division 3 African ranking."

The winning image for the 2013 “Photo of the Year” came courtesy of Mr Jaco Du Preez and Cricket Namibia during the 3rdGentleman’s Cup, an interschool tournament held annually in Windhoek.