Malawi cricket academy in world record attempt

Malawi would be the first country in Africa and only the second in the World Guinness Individual Net Session, the  cricket record for the longest time to continuously bat in the nets, attempted by an individual.

The premier mobile company TNM sponsored Cricket Academy plans to attempt Longest Individual Net Session where the cricketers will be batting from Friday morning till Saturday afternoon at St Andrews International School.

The Cricket Academy Director Vivek Ganesan who is also President of Cricket Union of Malawi said this would put Malawi and a Malawian in the GWR for cricket

Naisi secondary school girls after their victory
Naisi secondary school girls after their victory

“We are attempting this record to raise the profile of Cricket in Malawi and to help the development of cricket in Malawi.  I would like therefore encourage people to head down to Saint Andrews to show support for the cricketers as Gift, Gershom, Dickson and Donnex they try attempting to break the record for longest cricket net session,” said Ganesan

He hailed TNM’s commitment in supporting cricket which is regarded as dominant sports 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,” he said

TNM contributed to the Guinness Record Event through procurement of bowling equipment valued at K 10.2 million to be used during the event.

TNM Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager Limbani Nsapato said the event will raise the profile of cricket and expose young cricket players in Malawi to international arena.

“TNM is very passionate in the potential of our school children achieving their dreams in cricket, and are committed to helping them build a solid foundation in the sport,” he said.

TNM has four-year sponsorship agreement with the Blantyre-based Cricket Academy to the tune of K24 million.

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.

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