One of the country’s mobile network provider Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM)says it will soon be reviewing it’s four-year partnership with the Cricket Academy towards development of the sport at grassroots level.
Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager for TNM Limbani Nsapato disclosed this after presenting a four million kwacha cheque to Cricket Academy for the final year of their 4-year agreement.
“TNM’s support towards cricket has been invaluable. Fruits of this investment are there for all to see. Today a bulk of girls under 19 has graduated from the academy. Some of the girls will represent the country in an international competition in Botswana next week. Very soon we will be reviewing our 4-year partnership and hope it will be positive,” said Nsapato.
Nsapato added that TNM’s long term goal is for Malawi to reach the levels of neighbouring countries.
He said with Malawi now on position 59 and the bulk of the Under 19 Malawi National Cricket team coming from the academy, the future of the sport in the couhtry is on a positive swing.
In his remarks, Founder and Executive Director for Cricket Academy Vivek Ganesan commended TNM for their continued support towards development of cricket in the country.
“Since 2012, TNM has been with the Cricket Academy and we have achieved a lot from their support. For the first time in the history of the sport in the country, we have a girls team ready to compete at international level. All this is because of TNM,” said Ganesan who doubles as President of the Cricket Union of Malawi.
Meanwhile the Malawi Under 19 girls team scheduled to participate in Botswana tournament is expected to depart the country via Chileka International airport on Wednesday.