The Award was based on the Cricket PNG program imitative success with the BSP school Kriket and Cricket for Good programs through 2019. This is the third time in which the BSP School Kriket programme has won this award globally since bagging the award consecutively in 2010 and 2011.
The BSP Schoool Kriket program in its eleventh year continues to exceed expectation in participants and has the highest output of any grass roots program in the associate cricket world. Partnering the BSP program was the newly created Cricket For Good a Child Fund Australia pilot program that was introduced into PNG to address social issues and to build confidence in often disenfranchised youth and young adults. This program was hugely successful in its first year with demand stretching our ability to service all interested communities.
BSP's Group Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming 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 Fleming lauded the efforts and commitment by the staffs of Cricket PNG that is always behind the program in the respective centers.
Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell said, "On behalf of Cricket PNG we are honored to present this prestigious award. It gives recognition to our hard-working community development teams within the BSP School Kriket and Cricket for Good programs.
"We use cricket as a vehicle to drive social change and education in our communities, the value is evident when you see the numbers and results of these programs. They both promote the spirit of cricket in a positive and inclusive way and have been the introduction to our sport for many of our national team stars."
"Cricket PNG would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Robin Fleming and the whole BSP organisation for their long and continued belief in our community development initiatives. It is rare relationship in modern times to have a sponsor's commitment and belief over such a long period, this Award would not be possible without their most valued support"
Currently, there is over 50% of both the men's and women's team who came through the countries BSP School Kriket programme, which shows that the countries programmes clearly are successful in developing talent.
The BSP School Kricket programme is in its 12th consecutive year since conception and has reached 11 provinces and over 1.5 million participation from students in schools and communities since 2009. The BSP School Kricket program is by far the largest junior school program in the country and BSP is committed to developing the sport of cricket in PNG and congratulate Cricket PNG on their hard work and commitment in ensuring that this programme is delivered nationwide.
BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming with Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell showing off the awards at the Amini Cricket Park