The BCB has a comprehensive Development Programme, which encompasses improving domestic and national cricket with a strong focus on youth development. In addition, the BCB has a Scholarship Programme, which enables young local cricketers to further their education in academic institutions abroad with excellent cricket programs.
The Youth Development Program of the BCB remains one of the BBC’s biggest priorities.
The game of cricket teaches players about sportsmanship and focuses them on the importance of etiquette and fair-play. Players learn that the game of cricket demands a level of respect for authority, to respect themselves as individuals, and to have respect for their teammates. Making important decisions, learning how to focus and to concentrate under pressure are all core skills learned by playing the game and are crucial skills to help children integrate successfully into society as a whole.
Our youth programs service a crucial age-group as many of these young players are making the transition into adulthood at a time in their lives when it is extremely beneficial to be enrolled in one of our cricket programs and to be surrounded with good role models and peer leaders. The Summer Clinic unites players from clubs and schools across the island in which they build strong relationships in training and playing together from an early age, breaking down barriers from a territorial perspective, making it less likely for them to develop relationships in gangs in their local areas.
Through cricket, the BCB programs keep young boys and girls active and involved in a sport that they love and on the right path to a successful future. Sport positively influences all aspects of our community and provides individuals with health benefits, self-confidence, leadership, and lifestyle skills. We are confident that cricket unites communities and individuals together across divisions of race, culture, and gender.