Since its inception in 1998, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme teaches children the rudiments of cricket, including batting, bowling, fielding and catching and also provides equipment and training for teachers to coach the basics of the game.
We remain proud to be associated with such a programme which is a springboard for the advancement of the sport. The importance of this programme in the national sport fuelled the expansion of the programme and boys and girls last year. In 2017, 120 schools participated in the practical component of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme.
In Trinidad and Tobago, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme also encompasses an academic component, which involves teachers delivering classroom sessions in accordance with the curriculum in Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts. As such, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme truly encourages and promotes the development of well-rounded youths. In 2017, 65 schools showcased their creativity in the academic/ aspect. Overall, the programme impacts approximately 3,000 students yearly.