5 Feb 2007

Pacific cricketing nations pick up Development awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award

10:31 am on 5 February 2007

The International Cricket Council East-Asia Pacific region has announced this years Development Programme Annual Awards regional winners which includes three Pacific nations.

Papua New Guinea and Samoa finished with two awards each from the eight categories, while Fiji picked up one.

The winning entries included PNG's photo of the year "Tears of Joy" which shows the emotion involved when playing for your country, while Samoa won Volunteer of the year Award.

The current president of Samoa cricket, Seb Kolhase was also recognised with a Lifetime Service Award.

Mr Kohlase has been involved with Samoan cricket since 1964, and the development of the game there is largely attributed to Seb's passion and commitment to game he loves.

Fiji won the Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative Award in partnership with UNAIDS for their fantastic organisation of the "Run out Aids Day" that was held for school children in the capital Suva.

The EAP award winners will now join winning entries from Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa at the global awards.