The Malawi Cricket Union (MCU) says it will get serious with its development programme in primary and secondary schools once the International Cricket Committee (ICC) and the African Cricket Union (ACA) lift Malawiâ€™s suspension.
Newly-elected MCU president Azeez Quresh said on Wednesday that as soon as they get back on track with the ICC and ACA, the development programme, which mainly focuses on getting indigenous Malawians into the sport, will be prioritised.
Quresh, who was elected in June this year, said they would employ a national coach and also reinstate the Brian Mpinda-led development committee.
The development programme issue was one of the key factors that led to MCUâ€™s suspension. The ICC, through the ACA, had been providing funds for this purpose, but the previous MCU committee allegedly diverted the funds to domestic competitions.
“The Mpinda-led development committee was vibrant in that it unearthed five good indigenous players for the national team. We will reinstate them once we get back on track with the ACA.
“We are currently in contact with the ACA so that the suspension can be lifted and the funds can start flowing for the development programme,” said Quresh.
In the current MCU, Makoubul Latif is the deputy president, Krishna Achuthan is the general secretary whereas Terry Mohammed is deputy secretary and Yohanas Kajawa is treasurer.