Daima joins in nurturing future Cricket talents

Daima joins in nurturing future Cricket talents

Daima joins in nurturing future Cricket talents

The 6th edition of annual youth cricket tournament scheduled to kick off on the 17th to the 20th August 2011 at the Hodari grounds, Lavington will involve a total of 25 teams with Uganda forwarding 2 teams. This will be the first ever involvement of foreign teams in the youth tournament organized by Obuya cricket academy.
Speaking during the launch of the event at the Hodari grounds in Nairobi, former national wicketer and one of the initiators of the Obuya cricket academy Kennedy Obuya applauded the immense growth of the tournament in the last 5 years saying he is glad to host a foreign country in this year’s edition.

“We are happy with the progress of this annual event but mostly the fact that we will be hosting 2 teams from Uganda to share in this year’s edition” Stated Obuya

The event will receive sponsorship from Daima milk and Dairy products owned by the Sameer group of companies’ as well as the main cricket sponsor in the country, Crown Berger.

“Daima milk and Obuya Academy share a common goal of securing the future of our youth by aiming to create the next generation of Kenya cricket stars. As Daima we are dedicated to helping the development of these talents including offering a healthy environment through our Daima products.” Said Sameer managing director A.G. Gaggar.

The tournament will host games in 3 categories namely: U-16, U-13 and U-10. The U-16 category will include 20 teams which will then be divided in to 2 pools with pool A playing at the Jeffrey while pool B camp at Sir Ali.

The U-13 will have action going down at Simba sports club for the pool A while Nairobi school host the Pool B.The U-10 teams will hold their matches at the Hodari grounds Lavington.

The tournament will run under the 20- 20 format.

The Ugandan teams from the best of cricket Uganda initiative will take part in the U-16 and U-13 categories. “This experience will help improve the Ugandan cricket form for we are not as exposed as our friends from Kenyan. We hope to gather the best of skills that will enable us grow,” said Robinson Turinawe the Ugandan head coach

“Our main aim is to make a milestone in identifying and nurturing the future stars and leaders of this country as part of achieving vision 2030. We also look forward to introducing the game to the Kenyan youth across the board including the sprawling slums like Majengo, Mukuru and Githurai,” added Obuya in conclusion.

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