The Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) has partnered the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for the ‘Cricket for Good Initiative,’ a project aimed at equipping junior cricket players with life skills.

SRC Communications Officer Tirivashe Nheweyembwa says they are taking advantage of cricket coaching sessions imparted by the visiting teams to offer these life skills to upcoming cricketers.

The ICC World Cup qualifiers currently underway in the country will not only shower the nation with cricket action but it will also be an opportunity for upcoming cricketers to receive life skills lessons.

The SRC says it is undertaking the initiative as part of efforts to take cricket to the less privileged communities.

Nheweyembwa says they are taking advantage of cricket coaching sessions imparted by the visiting teams to offer life skills to upcoming cricketers.

“We have started the initiatives in Harare, Bulawayo and Kwekwe which happen to be cricket venues,” said Nheweyembwa.

Under the initiative, young cricketers will be taught life skills like the dangers of substance abuse, sport values and the dangers of early marriages.