Westoba Cricket Pitch Now Open for WCA

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Westoba was honoured to host a grand opening of the Westoba Cricket Practice Pitch in
partnership with the Westman Cricket Association on June 7th.

Westman Cricket Association receive $9000.00 from the Westoba Inspire Program in the fall of 2022 to install the practice pitch at the J&G Homes Cricket Field.

Westman Cricket Association President, Kushang Patel said the Westoba Practice Pitch is a first for Brandon and will have a significant impact on attracting more cricket enthusiasts, high-level competitions as well as building the skills of existing and new players.

“Cricket is a growing sport in Brandon, for adults and kids,” said Patel,” The Westoba Practice Pitch is the piece we needed to create a proper facility and limit expensive travel to Winnipeg for skill training.”

Westoba’s VP of Risk Management, Zarrar Lodhi expressed his happiness for the project and Westoba’s involvement.

“Working for an organization that supports community and promotes healthy activities such as cricket brings me joy,” said Lodhi. “I grew up playing cricket and have many fond memories of my time on the field, it gives me great pleasure to see the sport of cricket flourishing in the city of Brandon and the Westman region.

Construction of the Pitch was completed early last week with a few last-minute touches to be added in the coming days as weather allows. Patel said there have been several inquiries already to use the Pitch and expects it to be a busy spot this summer and long into the future.