The Cricket Academy Director Vivek Ganesan who is also President of Cricket Union of Malawi has hailed TNM’s commitment in supporting cricket in the country.
TNM has four-year sponsorship agreement with the Blantyre-based Cricket Academy to the tune of K24 million.
Ganesan was speaking during trophy presentation of 2015 National Championship held at Indian Sports Club in Blantyre on Sunday.
Sana Cricket Club from Lilongwe was crowned champions after defeating Indian Sports Club in the final.
The TNM sponsored tournament attracted 10 senior men’s’ teams and six ladies Genesan said TNM support has helped in the development of cricket in the country.
“TNM is committed to taking the game of Cricket in Malawi to a whole new level and we believe this is achievable if we harness young cricket talent through tailored cricket initiatives such as those run by the Cricket Academy and through TNM’s sponsorship the standards and quality of playing has improved,” Genesan said.
He said the three years of TNM sponsorship has improved the standards of the sport in Malawi.
“TNM has been very instrumental, in this three years that TNM has been helping us, numbers of boy and girls playing crickets have increased, we have gone on international tours and above all the standards and quality of cricket is improving,” he said.
The director added that through TNM sponsorship the academy has managed to give scholarships to 10 most dedicated and committed students.
“ TNM has given crickets a better platform to be able to market this sport in Malawi without them we wouldn’t able to reach this stage, thanks to TNM today we have over 2000 girls and boys playing cricket in Malawi.”
TNM’s sponsorship of the Cricket Academy goes towards equipment, administration of the academy’s offices at St Andrews, coach training and running of training clinics for youth in primary and secondary schools across the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :