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Cricket Indonesia wins Development Awards for 2008

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 7 2009   /  02:19 pm

Cricket Indonesia has won two awards for its commendable development of the sport, the International Cricket Council for the East Asia and Pacific Region announced on Thursday. The two honors include the Best Junior Cricket Initiative Award and the Lifetime Services Award, which was given to former president of Cricket Indonesia, Alan Wilson. This makes back-to-back awards for Cricket Indonesia, as it received the Global Award for its program last year. Cricket Indonesia has been applauded for its U-15 Ultra Milk development program, which this year has seen the game taken into 15 Provinces throughout Indonesia. The program helps expand the game of cricket in schools and is believed to have reached over 22,000 students in 500 schools. The program - currently in its second stage - has identified the best players from 16 provinces to take part in the Ultra Milk U-1...