Botswana Cricket Association

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Botswana Cricket Association
Flag of Botswana.svg
Sport Cricket
Jurisdiction Botswana
Founded 1979
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Affiliation date 2002 (affiliate member)
2005 (associate member)
Regional affiliation ICC Africa
Headquarters Gaborone
Official website
cricketbotswana.org
Botswana

The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Botswana. Its headquarters is in Gaborone, Botswana. It is affiliated with Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) and the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC). Established in 1979, the BCA has been a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002, and was also a founding member of the Africa Cricket Association.[1]

History[edit]

The earliest cricketing history which can be substantiated relates to a paragraph contained in the publication “The White Tide” by David Sinclair, Modern Press, Gweru 2000 wherein it is recorded that a cricket match was played in the late 1870s in a village named Shoshong between “Home-Born” and the “Colonials”. The game was started in the main by expatriates from Britain, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka who were on various assignments in the country soon after independence in September 1966. The game was initially played in the two main centres viz Gaborone and Francistown. However, with the discovery of diamonds on the 1st March 1967 at Orapa. The Botswana Cricket Association was founded on the 8th February 1983.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ About BCA – cricketbotswana.org. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Botswana Cricket History". Retrieved 11 August 2016.