This is the second consecutive year, in which the BSP School Kriket programme has won this award globally; it also received it in 2010. This is also the third consecutive year in which this program has been won regionally (East-Asia Pacific).
"Photo of the Year 2011" Award was also given to Cricket PNG for a promotional shot taken by Australian Photographer Mark Dadswell of a young boy participating in the BSP School Kriket Programme in Central Province.
BSP's Group Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO Johnson Kalo when receiving the award said it was rewarding to receive the award from Cricket PNG and said BSP will continue to support the program and develop many more children in the sport of cricket.
Mr Kalo lauded the efforts and commitment by the staffs of Cricket PNG that is always behind the program in the respective centres.
Cricket PNG General Manager Greg Campbell presented the global award and said "the development of Cricket in PNG was recognised because we had support from BSP who made it possible for us to roll out the Regional School Program nationwide."
"On behalf of the Staff of Cricket PNG I am pleased to present this award to BSP for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in the future, Campbell added."
The Regional School Cricket programme reached 116,381 participants from 300 schools in 2011 which was more than double the figure from 2010. This strong growth is a result of the hard work, commitment of Cricket PNG staff which was most importantly complimented by BSP's support.
BSP is a bank that understands the needs of its customers and the communities in which we operate and we are proud to be involved in the development of Cricket in Papua New Guinea by supporting our local schools.
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