Reg­is­tra­tion for DMCI opens

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

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

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