DEPUTY Minister of Youth and Sport Christopher Mulenga has implored the Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) to introduce the sport in all the 10 provinces.
Mulenga said ZCU has done a good job by introducing the sport in North-Western and Luapula provinces.
The sport is active on the Copperbelt and Lusaka.
Mulenga said this during the 2014 Pepsi Internnational Cricket Council (ICC) Africa Under-19 World Cup Division Two qualifying tournament awards gala at Lusaka’s Southern Sun on Friday.
“I am aware that Zambia is an associate of ICC and has scored a lot of successes since this executive came into office three years ago such as introducing the game of cricket in two new areas. This is a remarkable achievement and I strongly urge you to reach out to all the provinces,” he said.
Mulenga also commended the ICC for choosing Zambia to host the tournament.
The deputy minister said the gesture shows the confidence the cricket motherbody has in the ZCU executive.
“Let me also congratulate the winners for a job welldone and to the unlucky ones ensure that you put in the best to be the best next time,” Mulenga said.
And ZCU president Reuben Chama said Zambia has learnt a number of lessons that will help to develop the sport.
Chama said the tournament could not be a success without support from Government and corporate houses.
Meanwhile, Francisco Coana of Mozambique picked two awards.
He walked away with the player-of-the- tournament and the best batsman awards.
The best bowler award went to De Dieu of Rwanda.
Tanzania won the event.
Zambia Daily Mail