Cricketers get social media training

By Michael Uugwanga

WITH the postponement of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup to 2021 due to Covid-19, Cricket Namibia says it will dedicate its efforts towards upskilling of staff and national team players using the Milli Trust literacy training initiative.

Milli Trust is a Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative that was initiated in 2015.

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At a recent training for Cricket Namibia, players learned about the power of social media, opportunities and the risks involved, and went through the manual ‘Power to Empower’ for constructive engagement on social media.

Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Namibia, Johan Muller said engaging Milli Trust had been a good idea. “I have been impressed with the work they have been doing for the youth and this will help our staff and players.”

Milli Trust acting director, Lizette Feris said she enjoyed every moment with the participants and is looking forward to working more with the team in the near future.

“I really enjoyed spending time with our sport heroes, and they were really engaged during this training.

Most of them said they had learned a lot about managing their own social channels, and that they had fun. We are so proud to have the opportunity to interact with the national cricket team,” said Feris.

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Cricket Namibia was crowned the ICC Associate Member Men’s Performance of the Year award last month, after gaining One Day International (ODI) status, in the ICC’s Annual Development Awards to recognise developing cricket nations.

Despite the pandemic having disrupted activities for Cricket Namibia this year, 2021 is expected to be an exciting year for the men senior cricket side nicknamed the ‘Eagles’.