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English cricket hero Ian Bell is the frontman of the ECB app to keep children fit and exercising during a lockdown

English cricket hero Ian Bell is frontman of the ECB app to keep children fit and exercising while living in a closed environment

  • The free and new Dynamos Cricket app is for ages eight and up
  • And ECB research has shown the positive impact it has for families
  • The app is part of the wider Dynamos Cricket program launched this year
  • Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19

England’s former cricketer, Ian Bell, faces an app launched by the ECB to keep children and parents active during the coronavirus lockout period.

The free and new Dynamos Cricket app for kids ages eight and up gives them skills in all three facets of the game, as well as digital quizzes and games.

And ECB research found that 61 percent of parents surveyed believe that sport promotes their family’s physical and mental well-being, while 54 percent believe that exercising and fitness with their children while confining them is closer to their family brought each other.

Ian Bell heads an ECB app to keep children and parents active during the lockdown

Ian Bell heads an ECB app to keep children and parents active during the lockdown

The study also found that 53 percent spend more time on physical activity with their children than before the lockdown was introduced, while 61 percent of families plan to continue this exercise after lockdown.

Former middle-order batsman Bell said of the app, “ We tried to be as active as possible with our kids during this time.

“It was a challenge, but spending quality time with them was one of the real bright spots.

“The Dynamos app is a great way for us to stay active as a family and we enjoyed it a lot.”

The app is part of the wider Dynamos Cricket program launched earlier this year

The app is part of the wider Dynamos Cricket program launched earlier this year

The app is part of the wider Dynamos Cricket program launched earlier this year

Nick Pryde, ECB Participation and Growth Director, added: “Sport clearly provides families with much needed relief during the closing.

As the restrictions begin to ease, we hope the app will help kids have fun while gaining some cricket skills. ‘

The app is part of the wider Dynamos Cricket program launched earlier this year for children between the ages of eight and eleven.

The eight-week program is designed for newcomers or graduates All Stars Cricket, which is aimed at children between the ages of five and eight.

You can download the new Dynamos Cricket app for free on iOS and Android. Visit for more information and updates about the program www.dynamoscricket.co.uk

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