The sixth annual ICC Development Program Awards were launched last month with nominations sought from ICC Affiliates and Associates for: Best Overall Cricket Development Program; Best Women's Cricket Initiative; Best Junior Cricket Initiative; Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Program; Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative in partnership with UNAIDS and UNICEF; Photo of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; and Lifetime Service Award.

Matthew Kennedy, ICC Global Development Manager, said: "These awards recognise the achievements of (those) who work tirelessly to develop this great game in countries where cricket may be relatively young, but definitely on the move." Last year's Asia winners were the Singapore Cricket Association and the Cricket Association of Nepal for Best Overall Cricket Development Program and Best Women's Cricket Inititive respectively.

Entries close on 14 December 2007, with regional award winners being announced on 31 January 2008. Global award winners will then be announced on 13 March 2008.

Filed November 12 2007