January 25, 2011
EXCERPT FROM ICC AMERICAS MEDIA RELEASE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canada, January 24, 2011
PEPSI ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2010 - Americas Regional Winners Announced
An outstanding 167 nominations were received in the Americas
Region for the eight award categories of the Pepsi ICC Development
Programme Annual Awards 2010. Not only were the number of nominations
notable this year, the quality of the nominations were quite
impressive, and a lot of tough competition came from around the region
in every category for the selection panel to choose between.
In the end, Bermuda lead the way this year receiving two awards
while Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Suriname and the USA each
"The "Best Junior Participation Initiative" was awarded to USACA
for its partnership with the United States of America Youth Cricket
Association Schools Program. This program donates cricket sets and
provides instructional sessions for students and Physical Education
Instructors to schools and school districts across the country. This
program has lead to thousands of children that are now being introduced
to and learning to play cricket at school in the USA."
"All ICC Americas Development
Programme Award winners will now be nominated for the Global Award in
their respective category. The ICC judging panel will then select a
global winner from the 5 regions in each of the categories. The Global
winners will be announced on February 28, 2011."
USYCA President Jamie Harrison passed along the gratitude of the youth association, along with a commitment.
"The USYCA is obviously thrilled and delighted to have its Schools
Program be so richly honored in its first year," said Harrison. "We wish
to pass along our sincere thanks to ICC Americas and our partners at
USACA, with whom we anticipate a close working relationship in the
coming years. Knowing that the ICC applauds our mission and our results,
this recognition will cause us to redouble our efforts to bring cricket
to American children everywhere."