Cricket: Nigeria, Sierra Leone bilateral series begins in Lagos


The series is portion of the preparation for the upcoming world cup qualifiers in Rwanda

The T-20I bilateral series between the Nigeria Nationwide Men’s Cricket Crew, Yellow-Greens and the Sierra Leonean nationwide crew will originate on Tuesday at the University of Lagos Cricket Oval.

Fixed with the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) the T-20I Bilateral is portion of the Federation’s elite cricket pattern thought.

Femi Solebo, the Local Organising Committee Chairman of the Series told newshounds in Lagos the Federation plans to back the nationwide crew in upright form and primed for world encounters.

Mr Solebo, who is also a board member of the NCF, added here is also a brand unusual strategic blueprint of operation by the newly elected board.

“The video games in opposition to Sierra Leone beget ancient and developmental relevance to all that we put. We intend to back the nationwide teams busy while expanding our pattern agendas,” the LOC Chairman acknowledged forward of the predominant of the six series of fits scheduled within the tie.

He added: “This particular bump into will support us prime our players for the upcoming T-20 World Cup Qualifiers. Nevertheless amongst more than just a few things can even support us size up the alternatives now we beget for the nationwide crew, preserving in solutions the mountainous investments at grassroots and age-grade cricket pattern’’,

The unusual board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation led by Uyi Akpata which used to be voted in no longer too long ago had jam a target of 250,000 unusual recruitments into the sport yearly thru an fine pattern marketing campaign.

This marketing campaign is pushed by the college system and would perhaps per chance present the bedrock for pattern in each boys and girls category.

Nigeria’s Head Coach and High-Performance Manager, Asanka Gurursinha, acknowledged the nationwide crew is ready for the Series and there beget been adjustments made for the reason that final Tri-Series tournament in Uganda final month.

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“The Nigerian crew is a moderately younger side and has been increasing and convalescing with each game they play together. Exposing them to extra world fits adore this would put them to test and hone them for better efficiency. I imagine this Series will put that for the crew. This series is terribly famous for every teams as they put together for the ICC T20 World cup qualifier in November, so we request a really aggressive series’’ Asanka acknowledged.

Nigeria will gain on the Sierra Leone crew help-to-help from Tuesday, October 19 to Thursday 21 day-after-day at the UNILAG Cricket Oval, earlier than their first spoil on Friday, October 22. Three more than just a few fits are scheduled earlier than their departure on 27.

The Nigerian crew will be taking portion within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s T-20I World Cup Qualifier for Africa, in Rwanda, later in November 2021.

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