The Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA) is pleased to announce that that it has won the 100% Cricket Female Cricket Initiative of the Year from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Development Awards for the East Asia Pacific Region.
The ICC Development Awards 2021 reflect the achievements of individual associations and show how Associate Members keep empowering individuals and reaching out to communities.
The VCA won the award following the Women’s Island Cricket Program (WICP) launch on Tanna.
Following the win, the ICC released a statement congratulating all the winners saying:
“In October, 175 women from Port Vila and Tanna took part in the launch that was followed by a full week of competition and social impact activities.”
“With the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu National Cricket Teams going for two years without playing international cricket due to COVID-19 the recreational scene remained vibrant with the WICP empowering women and girls through cricket.”
The introduction of Women’s Island Cricket on Tanna has also meant that the VCA have been able to hire a full time staff member as the WICP Ambassador for that region.
The five regional winners will now be put forward as the nominees for the global awards to be decided in the coming weeks.