Barooga to benefit from World T20 Cricket Funding
Barooga Sports Club will host a Masters Cricket Tournament thanks to a special pool of funding for local sports initiatives.
Local cricket clubs and councils across Murray will get improved facilities and programs as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund, including a $21,300 grant for the tournament at Barooga.
Member for Murray Austin Evans said this announcement is great news for the town and will make use of their wonderful grounds and facilities.
“The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is specially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from the 14 matches to be held NSW for the ICC World T20 2020 tournaments.
“Cricket is just one of the many sports which unites communities across the state and gives males and female players a fantastic chance to build skills and be part of a team,” Mr Evans said.
“This fund has been established to inspire the next generation of cricketers by improving the quality and quantity of community facilities and will help attract world class cricket matches right across NSW.
“Fifty-five successful projects will help improve the quality and quantity of cricket infrastructure and facilities in NSW, improve female participation and development pathways for players, officials and coaches, and support elite and mass participation cricket events across regional NSW,” Mr Evans said.