The Middlestump, the cricket media organisation, on Tuesday announced the panelists for the latest edition of the Africa Cricket Roundtable, scheduled for August 13.
Tayo Sowole, co-founder of the cricket media team, said the roundtable aimed to give wings to the “development of sport on the continent by encouraging knowledge sharing for critical skills that would drive growth”.
“In the past, we looked at developing and managing talent and core skills to make it a sustainable process for the game,” Sowole said.
“We have also looked at the development opportunities that associate members can take advantage of and that is why we invite experienced and successful professionals and administrators to share their knowledge.”
According to the co-founder, the roundtable – which is usually hosted on The Middlestump’s Twitter account (@themiddlestump2) – would help cricket administrators navigate the vagaries of successful event planning with a deliberate interest in making ensure that participants develop a practical plan that is practical and suitable for their personal environment.
“I think the driving force behind this is that events are definitely part of development and we have seen a number of cricket federations gain useful experience that others can learn from,” he said. also declared.
“The Kwibuka Women’s T20, for example, has grown from just a showcase for women’s cricket to a model for planning cricket events and if we can get them to share the model for other African members through the platform ACR, that would be such a hit.
“ICC Africa and a number of African countries will be deeply involved in different events for which this edition of the Africa Cricket Roundtable will help facilitate the organization.”
Kuben Pillay, Director of Finance, International Cricket Council Africa, is expected to be the lead panelist.
Other panelists include Martin Suji, a key Rwanda cricket team official; Roland Ilube, President of the Nigeria-UK Cricket Association; and Rosine Ingabire, women’s coordinator for Cricket Rwanda.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Cricket Federation, co-hosts of the event, are set to host the Division 2 qualifiers for the U-19 World Cup in Abuja from September 30 to October 8.
This is exactly when the Botswana Cricket Association is also hosting the inaugural U-19 Women’s World Cup qualifiers in September.