Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Basid Umarjee – KFC Mini-Cricket Coach
Easterns KFC Mini-Cricket coach, Basid Umarjee, is attending today’s KFC T20 International, and will form a part of the post-match presentation ceremony, in recognition of his commitment to the KFC Mini-Cricket programme.
Basid uses KFC Mini-Cricket as a platform to identify and develop raw talent in underprivileged communities such as Actonville near Benoni.
Having grown up with a similar background to most of the kids he works with, Basid understands the challenges these young players face in their day-to-day lives.
Basid always kicks off his coaching sessions by telling his KFC Mini-Cricket kids a bit of his life story. He does this with the aim of showing the kids that he has had similar experiences to what they are currently going through and that if they learn persistence and dedication, they can also have a future in cricket
Basid is also an accomplished cricketer. He has been coached by Geoffrey Toyana and played club cricket with Hashim Amla.
He is grateful that KFC Mini-Cricket is able to give him a platform to not only teach local kids cricketing skills but also valuable life skills.
About KFC Mini-Cricket
KFC Mini-Cricket provides a platform for kids in South Africa to have fun and get active.
KFC Mini-Cricket is the largest grassroots development sports programme in South Africa and is also an essential building block for learning cricketing basics and entrenching a love for the game.
There are currently over 114 000 kids from over 5500 schools active in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme who are coached by nearly 9000 volunteers.
KFC has sponsored KFC Mini-Cricket since 2010 and in the 2012/13 cricket season KFC became the title sponsor of the KFC T20 Internationals and an associate sponsor of the CSA T20 Challenge.