Afghanistan rewarded

Afghanistan has taken the top prize at the International Cricket Council development programme annual awards 2013, claiming the best development programme as well as the award for best junior participation initiative. The awards recognised Afgha­nistan’s efforts in developing cricket at all levels, which is reflected in its success in increasing participation rates, promoting the game, and qualifying to the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and the 2015 World Cup.

The 2013 winners: Best overall cricket development programme: Afghanistan Cricket Board; Best women’s cricket initiative: Cricket Thailand; Best junior participation initiative: Afghanistan Cricket Board; Best cricket promotion and marketing programme: Cricket Ireland; Best spirit of cricket initiative: Argentine Cricket Association; Photo of the year: Cricket Namibia; Volunteer of the year: Calvin Waldron, Bermuda; Lifetime service awa­rd: William Luwagga Kamanyi, Uganda.

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