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Nigeria's cricket new season starts earlier
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20:43, September 26, 2007

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Nigeria's Cricket new season will kick off on Oct. 7, according to the president of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF).

Kwesi Sagoe said the federation has decided to begin the 2007/2008 season earlier than previous years because of a very tight schedule in the coming months which will see several local competitions that include the Iris Smart Technologies (CCC) League and the Super Four.

Sagoe said apart from the tight domestic schedule, Nigeria will be hosting the Second North/West African Cricket Tournament sometime in April or May next year, Lagos-based the Guardian reported Wednesday.

It will also participate in an Under-15 tournament in Banjul, Gambia,and another Under-13 tournament in Accra, Ghana.

Meanwhile, the NCF has applied for a special grant from the African Cricket Association (ACA) for developmental purposes.

"We intend to develop at least two turf wickets in the country, " Sagoe said, adding the lack of facilities has hindered their development.

The NCF president also disclosed that Nigeria was not the only country applying for a grant from the continental body.

"There are a number of other countries also queuing up for grants from ACA for different purposes. But ours is to develop grass wickets," he said.

Source: Xinhua



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