The activities covered during the Cricket Administrators program on Community Cricket which involved 13 participants made up cricket administrators from the schools within the Coast region was successfully completed at the Coast Gymkhana pavilion.
The course – which dealt with the various activities that are common practice in the formation and running of cricket clubs, did benefit the participants immensely in terms of the general outlook of how to be able to plan ahead of putting up a facility and the necessary information required before embarking on the process.
The course content did provide the necessary tournament organisation materials to assist in areas of planning and staging successful events.
Context of Activity:
The initial focus was to introduce the participants to the structures of sound management of cricket events with greater attention reserved for ‘organised cricket’ over ‘unorganised cricket’ and generally dwelling on the need for recognising the need for better planning to be able to achieve the successes that everyone desires.
A few case studies were used to highlight the need for preparation ahead of planned events and the attendees discussed at length the various areas that should be targeted to ensure the planned activities turn out to be success stories.
Within the course content also were sections that dealt on the roles of the various committees and subcommittees that are so important to the planning aspects of events. They were recognised as persons that play an important role in the whole process of running of clubs, tournaments and key to the survival of several elements in the sport as the custodians of organizations.
Eventually, the program was brought to a close with the delivery of the last section that tackled designing competition draws and determining finalists where different methods of achieving the same were discussed and finally the program concluded with the calculation of net run-rate.
The course content did show a lot of relevance to the participants and most of them exhibited good skills after the discussions and elaboration of the topics. The section that was of most interest to them was the bit about designing competition draws and creating points table.
The participants found the course content quite useful to their day to day field activities that they are involved in and will benefit immensely from this program in terms of grasping the necessary management skills on events and tournaments.