By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 6 April 2021: The ICC today celebrated the power of cricket on communities across the world this International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by announcing the regional winners of the ICC Development Awards 2020.
“Across four categories, 20 regional winners from 17 countries whose inspiring stories represent how cricket continued to be a driving force for change and a sport for all – even in an unprecedented year. From Peru to Malaysia, Namibia to Italy, Kuwait to Nepal, ICC Associate Members continued their work to grow the game: empowering individuals and reaching out to new communities through innovation, determination, and great passion. There are numerous incredible examples of how cricket assisted the COVID-19 relief effort in countries across the world,” says an ICC media release.
ICC General Manager – Development, William Glenwright said: “The ICC Development Awards are a recognition of the work that provides people and communities the opportunity to engage with our incredible sport, with 20 brilliant programmes in 2020 celebrated.
“During a year where so many lives and communities were impacted in different ways – and on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace – it is inspiring to share, the stories of the regional winners that helped people to feel connected with and participate in physical activity during a time where traditional cricket activity was so heavily restricted.
“We are extremely proud of what the Members achieved in 2020. Their innovative approach to delivering cricket and their unrelenting commitment to growing a sport for all, focusing on inspiring more women and girls, in particular, to get involved at all levels is something they should all be proud of. I look forward to seeing which four entries will be crowned global winners on 20 April.”