Zanaki Pierre interviews Mathurin for Kiddy Cricket Minute

Gros Islet, St Lucia– Kiddy Cricketer Zanaki Pierre got the opportunity of a lifetime to interview Windward Islands all rounder and St Lucia Vice Captain Garey Mahutrin for the newly launched Kiddy Cricket Minute.

The first in a series of interviews called the Kiddy Cricket Minute was launched at the Beausejour Cricket Ground during the First Digicel.

Pierre of the Grand Riviere Primary School interviewed Garey Mathurin and the 60 seconds interview was shown to fans on the replay screen at the ground during the lunch interval.

“At what age did you start to play cricket and what influenced you?” was one of the questions young Pierre asked Mathurin.

The all rounder responded: “I started playing cricket very young at the primary school level and my coach and brothers who played cricket influenced me to play the game. While my brothers didn’t stick with the game, I developed a love and passion for cricket by having fun every possible time I played and excelled to the next level by staying disciplined and working hard.”

Mathurin also encouraged Kiddy Cricketers to stay in school and make the right decisions in order to progress to the next level of cricket.

The Kiddy Cricket Minute will be featured throughout the Digicel Series. Kiddy Cricketers will be given the opportunity to interview a well known cricketer in each host venue. Since the Kiddy Cricket programme initially started in 1999, the programme strategy was designed to stimulate cricket among children in the Caribbean and promote a fun academic component at the primary school which has remained to this day in over 14 territories regionally.

The Kiddy Cricket Minute lends to the holistic goal of the programme allowing kids to build confidence, skill sets, and explore different facets of cricket.

The Kiddy Cricket Minute will also feature outstanding Kiddy Cricketers and players from St. Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua and Dominica throughout the Digicel Series 2011.

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