The Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) as part of its corporate strategic plans to develop and popularise the sport in the country, will organise a day’s intensive seminar for media personnel today at the Yoko’s restaurant, Asylum Down at 10am.
The seminar is the first of many steps to bring the game of cricket to the doorstep of Ghanaians.
Speaking to the Times Sports, Mr. Bernard Essuman, General Secretary of the GCA, said the media is a key partner in the promotion and development of the sport. In this regard, the Association is bringing media personnel together to enlighten them on the rudiments of the game; how it is played, terminologies of the game and how to report on the game of cricket as well.
“We are seeking to raise the level of technical knowledge of media personnel to ensure accurate reportage of cricket events as well as to shape the media landscape.”
He noted that media personnel would be taken through the rules and regulations governing the sport by experienced and qualified resource persons including Mr. Kwame Asare, vice president of the GCA; Mr. Henry Benjamin Ackom, operations officer of the GCA, Mr. Kwodjo Morgan, a member of GCA and Mr. Essuman.
In a related development, the GCA will on Saturday organise a cricket tournament between Adisadel College and Mfantsipim school in Cape Coast. At stake is a giant trophy.
By Raymond Ackumey