Thatscricket - News - Windies move to try to catch ~~em young

Published: Thursday, February 1, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Bridgetown: As their team lurches from one disaster to the next in Australia, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are pushing for the game to be once more taught in primary schools around the Caribbean.Chief executive Gregory Shillingford told a press conference in Grenada the Board had been talking to education officials about re-introducing cricket into schools' curricula, especially primary schools.Shillingford said WICB president Pat Rousseau had been emphasising the need to concentrate on programmes for eight to 15-year-olds.He added, ''We are presently talking with the ECB (England Cricket Board), who have just launched a programme in the United Kingdom to be able to provide us with technical assistance for developing a curriculum initiative involving cricket in the schools.'' (c) Reuters Limited. Click here for Restrictions

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