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Lagos Cricket Stakeholders Women's T20 - Beyond Expectation

More than we promised, the Lagos Cricket Stakeholders Women's T20 delivered beyond the expectations of everyone. Starting with a bang and ending in fireworks, Lagos State once again underlined her excellence when it comes to delivery of style and flair. All the matches were live-streamed on YouTube for the viewing pleasure of cricket lovers both home and abroad, there was an abundance of representatives from various print media houses, and two notable TV stations - TVC and Tiwantiwa TV...

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LAGOS CRICKETSTAKE HOLDERS FEMALE T20 FINAL: Team Ibeju Lekki vs Lagos Island

The maiden edition of Lagos cricket stakeholders female t20 is about to come to an end as Ibeju-Lekki Cricket Club and Lagos Island Cricket Club make it to the finals leaving out team Epe and team Ikeja to battle for 3rd place. Sunday afternoon's Lagos Cricket Female T20 clash between Ibeju Lekki CC and Lagos Island will be the most talked-about Female T20 final this year. This will be the first time the Team Lagos Female side will be playing ...

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ICC U-19 World Cup Africa Qualifier, Nigeria in the Spotlight

Barring any glitch, the Nigerian team for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier will be touching down in Kigali, on Monday, September 27, to begin the Covid-19 protocols ahead of the expected testy encounters. For once, the spotlight will be on the lads from Nigeria, for the obvious role they played at the last edition where they ran away ‘unexpectedly’, with the lone World Cup ticket at the event, to the chagrin of tournament favorites....

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Nigeria’s Cricket Team is on the Right Path- Asanka

Head Coach and High-Performance Manager of Nigeria's Cricket Team, Asanka Gurusinha, has said the series of defeats that the national male team has undergone in the ongoing Pearl of Africa T20 series in Uganda is good for the team. The Sri-Lankan former Cricket World Cup winner said this as the team rounded up preparation to engage Kenya and Uganda in the last two final matches of the ongoing tournament on Tuesday. “They are living up to our expectations....

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The Cranes doing the double over the Yellow Greens

If you are a Nigerian, a cricket lover, and a frequent reader of our blog it won’t be news to you that both the senior Female and Male national teams are out of the country flying the nation’s flag. The women seek a spot at the ICC women’s T20 world cup while the men hope to shave off the rust, and sharpen their skills while learning in the process as they prepare for the ICC men T20 world cup qualifiers in October by participating in the Pearl of Africa T20I series...

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Nigeria Upbeat on Departure for Tri Series against, Uganda and Kenya

The National Men’s Cricket Team has jetted out to Entebbe in Uganda on Thursday afternoon to honor a Tri-Series with the national teams of Uganda and Kenya which get underway from Friday, September 10, 2021. The event which is the first international outing for the national team in close to two years owing to the pandemic will see the new-look national team put to test. Asanka Gurusinha, Nigeria’s foreign national Cricket Coach and High-Performance...

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Nigeria Brushes Sierra Leone in Cricket W/C Qualifier

Nigeria women's Cricket team began her ICC T20 Women's World Cup Qualification Campaign on a sound note with a 5 wickets victory over West Africa rivals Sierra Leone in Gaborone, Botswana on Thursday. Sierra Leone had won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening game of group B at the ICC T20 qualifying event. Opening bowling pair for Nigeria Abdulquadri Taiwo and Efosa Joy bowled decently with the latter getting the 1st wicket...

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africia Qualifiers - Nigeria in the Spot Light

Excitements trickle down my spine as a cricketer and as a Nigerian, an associate cricketing nation as international cricket action is upon us. We step into the spotlight this time in Botswana, host of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers, 2021. The qualifier matches will be played as a Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I), the shortest form of women's international cricket. Nigeria and 10 other cricketing nations will slog it out...

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Match Report - Uganda U19 V Kaduna State | Sept 4, 2021

After the previous win by Kaduna state in the first ODI, which was delayed due to rain, but with the aid of D/L a revised target of 193 runs with reduced overs (35) was set for the Uganda U19 team who lost to Kaduna State by 4 runs, the Ugandan U19 team welcomed the Kaduna stateside to the Lugogo Cricket Oval for the 2nd ODI match of the series. The skipper won the toss and asked the visitors to field....

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Musings of A Groundsman - Tigers' Tigritude

If like me, you've been trying to catch up on all the cricket we've missed out on, then you should have been following all the cricket going on presently. The first test of the series between England and India just ended in a draw, Australia is touring Bangladesh ahead of the World T20 and of course, the latest baby in cricket: The Hundred. The biggest thing on TV now is happening across England and that is The Hundred...

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Introducing - The GreenShoots Project

Growing up as a young boy in Lagos, I was lucky to have been admitted into a cricket-playing secondary school. One of the highlights of the summer holidays for me was the Holiday Coaching Clinic. My mates and I looked forward to it with gusto. Over a one-month period, we would work with some of the most talented young coaches in Lagos, make new friends (and rivals) from other schools, and by the end of it, be better cricketers...

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Musings of A Groundsman - As We Wait.

As it is with a duck on the surface of the water, it has been somewhat calm and quiet around the cricket circle across the country. But beneath the surface of the water, there has been rigorous paddling in some quarters. Starting with the most recent, let me bring you a few of the happenings in our world. Just yesterday, the 3rd day of July, the facility manager (Lagos Office) for the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Richson Tetteh, walked down the aisle...

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Kwibuka 2021 - Meet the Stars

From the capital of the land of a thousand hills, the amazon rose. The stage was set, the drum rolled, the actions took place, and the curtains dropped on the Kwibuka 2021 edition where we saw 5 cricketing nations battle it out for supremacy. It was an exciting past week of cricket, and you’d agree with me that every match day picked up momentum from where it was left the day before. We saw amazing team performances as well as individual performances...

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Musings of A Groundsman - Nigeria in Kwibuka: The Evaluation

Just over a week ago, our girls jetted off to Kwibuka, Rwanda to represent about 200 million of us in this beautiful game of cricket. Many of us who followed them have kept keen eyes on their performances against all the nations they have come up against at the tournament. Every international competition is an opportunity for us to assess our many grassroots development programs scattered throughout the country. To start with, a big kudos...

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Musings with the swinger - Unlearn; Relearn!

There's always a sense of anticipation leading up to and during competitions. The anticipation from many angles. The anticipation from the organizers, hoping that their many months of preparation will be worth it. The anticipation from the officials, knowing that each competition is unique; and that they need to put their best feet forward. The anticipation from the fans, expecting nothing but wins. The anticipation from the athletes, getting ready to...

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