Cricket South Africa (CSA) celebrates 35 years of one of the country’s most famous and prestigious sporting development programmes in the 2017/18 season – Mini-Cricket. An estimated 180 delegates have assembled at the Champagne Sport Resort in the Central Drakensberg for the annual KFC Mini-Cricket national seminar from 3-5 July 2017 ahead of the celebratory season. KFC has been the driver of the initiative for the past seven years after taking over from biscuit brand, Bakers. Launched during the 1982-83 cricket season to encourage the growth and development of cricket amongst boys and girls, Mini-Cricket has grown in leaps and bounds over the years giving children from all walks of life the opportunity of being exposed to the game.
Over 2.5 million kids have participated in this programme, which has been instrumental in producing players for the various national teams – South Africa U/19, Momentum Proteas, South Africa ‘A’ and the Standard Bank Proteas. he seminar features KFC Mini-Cricket Coaches from all of CSA’s members around the country.