More than 400% surge in junior female participation in cricket in Samoa

International Cricket Council awarded Samoa Cricket Association as the “Female Participation Programme of the Year” for 2018 as the association achieved an over 400% growth in junior female participation. Samoa is the number one Associate Member for junior female players in a country having just 200,000 people.

The winner of this award is a high performing national cricket body with initiatives/activities such as competitions, school programs, training courses, clinics or awareness programs that has enhanced the development of women’s cricket within the community or country in the previous 12 months.

The Annual ICC Development Awards are the means to recognize the work undertaken or execute towards growth of cricket by individuals/groups around the world in the Associate member countries. The members are invited to submit nominations and the winners are chosen in the Annual ICC Conference.

ICC’s chairman, Shashank Manohar presented the trophy to the female representative of Samoa International Cricket Association at the ICC Annual Conference held in London from 15th to 18th July 2019.

Kanika Parineeta

‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.

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