NIGERIA CRICKET FEDERATION ENGAGES NATIONAL MALE, NATIONAL FEMALE AND UNDER 19 MALE TEAM IN CAMP
The Nigeria Cricket Federation is please to inform the general public that the National Men’s team AKA Yellow greens, Under 19 Men’s team (Junior Yellow greens) and the Female National team have been invited to camp ahead of series of international competitions lined up from 3rd quarter 2019 till 1st Quarter of 2020.
The Junior Yellow greens have been in camp in Abuja since 15th July 2019 as part of the official preparation and build up to the ICC Under-19 world cup 2020 in South Africa.
The Yellow greens who are presently in camp in Abuja are also scheduled to take part in the Africa Cricket Association Africa Cup Finals later in September with Kenya as host. We may recall in April 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria and Ghana both qualifies during the West Africa regional tournament ahead of Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Cameroon. Other countries to participate are yet to be confirmed with the proposed tournament aimed at 6 countries involved with 2 representing each zone in Africa.
Also, following the positive outing at the ICC Women’s World Cup Africa Qualifier in May 2019 in Zimbabwe, 24 Female players have been invited to camp in preparation for the return leg of the Bilateral Series between Nigeria and Rwanda which took place earlier this year in January. Nigeria emerged winners of the series after winning 3 games out of the 5 match series.
True to the Federation’s commitment to continue to develop Women Cricket in Nigeria and foster diplomatic relationship with other member countries in Africa, Nigeria will attend the return leg of the bilateral series which is expected to take place in Kigali from 2nd – 8th September 2019. The National Women’s camp opened in Lagos on Sunday 4th August 2019.