One of the renowned Cricket Clubs, Kent Cricket Club (KCC) of Sierra Leone will launch a short documentary very soon. But the five minutes documentary has been shown at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporate a week ago which attracted viewers countrywide.
The short documentary is geared towards raising awareness on cricket in Sierra Leone and that cricket in the community projects plays a vital role in bringing hope and rebuilding lives of the young people of the country.
KCC’s chairman, Emmanuel Pessima has appealed to cricket fans across the world to befriend the club in the country in a bid to learn more about its mission and support its projects to rebuild communities devastated by war.
Many of the young people KCC has bought under its wing had faced an uncertain future but cricket has given them support, friendship, purpose and hope, adding that anyone can become a ‘friend of KCC’
He said they will then receive information, updates and details of how they can support KCC’s mission. Kent Cricket Club is the most established in the country and has participated in a tournament organized by the Sierra Leone Cricket Association, a member of the International Cricket Council.
Sierra Leone is an emerging cricketing nation in Africa and an integral part of the development and tournament structure overseen by ICC Africa. Kent Cricket Club hopes that its players will not only develop and grow as people but also go on to proudly represent their country and raise the profile of cricket in the continent.
The club has forged a close and historic partnership with Kent County Cricket club, in England, home of international legends such as Cowdrey, Underwood and Knott. The county kindly donated kit and equipment to help its namesake club fulfill its mission in making cricket a force for good in communities shaken and stricken by war.
It is this spirit of support, empathy and cultural exchange that has inspired the ‘Friends of KCC’ concept. The documentary was scripted and produced by Tim Brooks based in England, a writer and commentator on the global development of cricket.
By Bernad Turay
Wednesday May 21, 2014