Registration for DMCI opens
REGISTRATION for the Dumisani Mankunzini Cricket Initiative (DMCI) holiday cricket training programme set for August 22-26 opens today at the Bulawayo Municipal Sports Club.
The five-day holiday programme will see aspiring cricketers between the ages of three to 19 years receiving personalised training from DMCI coaches.
DMCI founder Dumisani Mankunzini, a holder of a Zimbabwe Cricket Level Two coaching certificate, and Freedom Takarusenga are among the coaches that will provide personal training.
Mankunzini said they had also sought the services of Donald Nyoni to conduct scoring and umpiring guidelines.
“Following the successful hosting of our Baines Junior Winter Cricket Festival, we received requests to organise holiday training for some of the participants and we felt we can do with the challenge.
“We will be at the Bulawayo Municipal Sports Club for five days and hope people will come in their numbers for this initiative.
“We’ve also included training the trainer, umpiring and scoring programmes meant for development coaches whom we hope will go and play big roles at grassroots levels,” said Mankunzini.
Registration for the five-day training programme is $10 per head. Mankunzini said his project is meant to complement Zimbabwe Cricket’s development programmes.
“There are a number of schools without cricket coaches and I believe if we can train a significant number of people, they will be key in development of the sport at grassroots levels.
“Grasping basics at the grassroots is key to development of cricket and DMCI’s vision is to see all schools in Bulawayo and Matabeleland North being coached by qualified personnel,” Mankunzini said. — @ZililoR
Dumisani Mankunzini with some of his proteges during a training session