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Cricket Introduced At Schools In Khorixas







The Ministry of Sports recently introduced cricket to pupils at Khorixas in the Kunene region. Image: NAMPA
WINDHOEK — The Ministry of Sports recently introduced cricket to pupils at Khorixas in the Kunene region. The introduction of cricket comes after four coaches were trained by Cricket Namibia last month to give basic training on the sport to youth who are interested, Regional Sports Officer, Esna Haradoes, told Nampa upon inquiry on Tuesday.

Two teachers from local schools and two community members were trained, and teachers will be mobilising learners to take part up the sport, while the community members will be training interested youths, as schools in the town currently only offer football, netball and athletics.

“The coaches were trained and we are now busy consulting schools to put up notices so that learners and youth that are interested can contact us for us to have a number of them that are interested in the game,” she said. Haradoes added that the introduction of cricket at the school level will enable children to try out a different sport code and that it will help keep the young people off the streets.

“We are also planning on taking the sports to Fransfontien, Kamanjab and Outjo shortly because we want it to be played everywhere in the region. That way we will be able the select a regional team to represent the region at national tournaments,” she said

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