Madaliso Mvula is a Cricket player from Zambia, playing in the senior national team and for Nkwazi Cricket Team which is sponsored by Zambia Police Service.
About Madaliso Mvula
Full Names : Madaliso Mvula
DOB : 12th June 1995
Playing role: Opening Batsman
Batting style: Right Handed Batsman
Bowling style: Right Arm off Spin Bowler
Excerpts from an Interview with Madaliso Mvula from Zambia by Vishal Yadav
(1). Currently where are you playing cricket? Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far?
I play cricket in Zambia in the senior national team and at club level I play for Nkwazi Cricket team which is sponsored by the Zambia Police Service. I started playing cricket in 1999 when it was just introduced at my school, Chisengalumbwe primary school with Mr Saidi Malama a former Zambia Cricket national development manager for Zambia. I Have played and represented Zambia at u15, u17, u19 and senior national team for Zambia
(2). Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded?
Yes I do, I play for Nkwazi cricket team now, but before playing for Nkwazi I was playing for a development team which was known as Potch boys, the development team was founded in 1997 by marry Nicole’s from England with the help of Mr. Rasheed Patel, then 2005 the name was changed to Potch boys. Also came on board was Uniturtle industries of Zambia which started sponsoring the same team and changed its name to sponsors name Uniturtle, after the sponsorship ended with Uniturtle Zambia Police service started sponsoring the team and now it is called nkwazi cricket team which was founded in 2014 April.
(3). Where do you see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
If we continue at a pace we are moving on, I can see Zambia playing in the ICC cricket world cup and start playing in the ODI matches. Our focus as Zambia is to have more experience coaches from abroad who can come and help (to sharpen the players) and also organizing competitive matches and also improve the standard of the cricket grounds (facilities)
(4). What are you and your team doing in order to promote cricket as a game and involve many people.
We at Zambia, have embarked on a program that will see more people on board and also introducing the game of cricket. The whole Zambia and which we have so far achieved as Zambia cricket union as you know we are a developing cricketing nation in Africa. If we want many people to know and start playing cricket, we should target the stakeholders because they are the ones who can help in promoting cricket in Zambia
(5). Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organising a small camp, or just playing a match or organising a cricket camp)?
The greatest achievement is the introduction of cricket in the country. I am proud to mention to you that even the Zambia police service are part of cricketing family now and sponsoring a team in the Midlands Cricket association league and So far, we have managed to introduce cricket in all the provinces in Zambia and with this I believe we are on the right track of developing cricket and in future we will achieve more benefits. We have also increased the number of cricket players by 80%. We have 20 senior clubs just in Lusaka who are participating in the Midlands Cricket Association league; we also have Girls and ladies playing cricket in different levels from the u13s to u19 levels and also the same to the boys. In the copperbelt province there are more than 10 clubs playing in their district league and also club cricket. We also play inter- district cricket between copperbelt and at Lusaka.
(6). Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country( if Yes, please mention the name)?
Most defiantly I would, infact I am willing to come and attend a coaching course as here in Zambia we have a goal of fostering the development of cricket in Zambia and to achieve this important goal, we need experience in the coaching department. The country I would like to travel to for cricket coaching is India because of their experience in playing and coaching skills.
(7). What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
The challenge we are facing in Zambia is lack of proper cricket facilities. We can overcome that challenge by partnering with the corporate world, media houses and the sponsors in order to build more cricket grounds.
(8). One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
I fill inviting countries like ICC full members to come and play a Mini Tournament or having more coaching clinics in Zambia so as to arouse the interest of the people in cricket.
(9). Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
This coming ICC world cup matches I am going to support 2 teams the first one is India why? Because India is the Reason I have continued playing and coaching cricket. India has produced good players and also have a good world cup record and was the first team I started supporting when I just started playing cricket in 1999. My role models were Saurav Ganguly and also Sachin Tendulkar for their batting style. Last but not the list I have watched India on the ICC events and also the IPL which is the most watched league in the world and also there team work is just amazing. The other team am supporting during the world cup is West Indies because of their togetherness. Despite passing through politics in there administration, the lads have shown to the world that they love cricket, and in the West Indies team, that’s where I groomed my love for cricket just watching the 2 bowlers taking the all 10 wickets in the spell of 20 over’s and the names are Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, these are the only two teams I am supporting during the upcoming world cup to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.