ICC Global Development Awards
Calvin Waldron wins the ICC Global Volunteer of the Year Award 2013
The BCB is extremely pleased to announce that Calvin Waldron has been awarded with an ICC Global Volunteer of the Year Award for 2013.
The President of the BCB, Lloyd Fray, congratulated Cal on his achievement,
“I am extremely pleased to see that, once again, the BCB Development Program has been internationally recognised through this award for Cal. The BCB values and thanks the many volunteers that give their time and energy to ensure the success of cricket in Bermuda and we are pleased that the ICC Volunteer of the Year Award allows us to highlight individuals who do.”
“As I have stated previously, 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 a 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.”
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Afghanistan claims two prizes at Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2013
Ireland awarded Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Campaign
Afghanistan has taken the top prize of the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2013, claiming the Best Overall Cricket Development Programme as well as the award for Best Junior Participation Initiative.
The Best Overall Cricket Development Programme 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 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Afghanistan was also awarded the Best Junior Participation Initiative following its work to introduce cricket into the school curriculum in Afghanistan.
Ireland was awarded the Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Campaign for its work to promote the Ireland-England ODI at Malahide in September 2013, which saw 10,000 fans attend as part of a sellout crowd.
Other winners this year include Argentina, which was awarded the Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative for a programme that connected underprivileged communities with a local private school to provide the communities with facilities and coaching.
Thailand was honoured with the Best Women’s Cricket Initiative for its programme that is fully indigenous and which saw the national team compete in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier Ireland 2013.
Cricket Namibia received the award for the Photo of the Year for its photo of a junior player in action.
Calvin Waldron of Bermuda received the Volunteer of the Year Award for his significant efforts in coaching and administration at various levels, as well as being a long-serving groundsman.
William Luwagga Kamanyi of Uganda was honoured with the Lifetime Service Award, in recognition of his service to cricket development and administration in Uganda over many decades, as well as neighbouring countries.
This year’s judging panel featured current ICC President Alan Isaac, previous ICC Presidents Malcolm Gray, Ehsan Mani, David Morgan and Sharad Pawar, as well as John Stephenson as a representative of the MCC.
ICC Global Development Manager Tim Anderson said: “I’m really pleased to congratulate the winners of the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2013, who have all demonstrated incredible dedication to growing cricket globally.
“It’s particularly encouraging that Afghanistan’s inspiring rise is being underpinned by outstanding and sustainable development structures, while Cricket Ireland’s sell-out ODI against England confirmed the major market potential that Ireland has for our game.”
All Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2013 winners receive a cricket equipment grant to their national cricket body. In addition, the recipients of the Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Service Award and Photo of the Year will be featured on the ICC website during 2014.
The prizes are as follows:
· Best Overall Cricket Development Programme ($4,000)
· Best Women’s Cricket Initiative ($2,000)
· Best Junior Participation Initiative ($2,000)
· Best Cricket Promotional and Marketing Programme ($2,000)
· Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative ($2,000)
· Photo of the Year ($1,000 and feature on the ICC website during 2014 and any other appropriate ICC Development Programme Resources)
· Volunteer of the Year ($1,000 and biography feature on the ICC website during 2014)
· Lifetime Service Award ($1,000 and biography feature on the ICC website during 2014)
The 2013 winners are:
· 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