We are Ready to Host Women T20I Cricket, Akpata Says

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata has said that all is now set to host the maiden Women’s Invitational T20I Tournament at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos from Monday, March 28, 2022. According to Uyi, “We have just a few days to the official opening event and we have most of our boxes ticked. The ground is taking very good shape and the necessary accessories needed for the full running of an event of this magnitude are almost fully in place....

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Women's Cricket Takes Centrestage

The 8th of March is significant for the celebration of International Women’s Day, a celebration that carries on for the entire month. Symbolically, somewhere in the eastern hemisphere, the cream of the crop are currently slogging it out to see who will wrest the most envied crown in world women's cricket away from current champions England. The ICC Women's World Cup in New Zealand showcases not only the best female cricketers in the universe...

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NCF President Donates Kits To Unilag’s NUGA Cricket Team

The University of Lagos Cricket Team got a boost to chase gold medals at the forthcoming Nigeria University Games (NUGA), on Tuesday when President of the Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata, (also an Alumni), donated kits to the team. The presentation of the kits was done at the UNILAG Cricket Oval on, March 15, 2022, and it included batting pads, batting gloves, and cricket bats. Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Akpata who also doubles as the Chairman of...

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Nigeria’s Captain Etim, Banks on Teamwork Ahead Women T20

Blessing Etim, captain of Nigeria’s senior women's cricket team, said good communication with her teammates has been effective in overcoming challenges faced by the team. Etim said this ahead of the forthcoming six-nation Women’s T20 Invitational in Lagos, with the team expected to feature a blend of experienced and young players for the event. A total of 18 players returned to camo in Lagos today Monday, March 14th for the final camping phase ahead of the Invitational....

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Cricket Federation Appoints Injured Captain

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has appointed Samantha Agazuma, injured former captain of the Senior Women’s Cricket Team as its team manager. The appointment made public by the General Manager of the Federation, Emeka Igwilo on Sunday, is part of the changes the body is ringing around restructuring the national team and more importantly involving women in the administration of the game. “In line with the ICC's guidelines of encouraging women to take up administrative ...

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Women’s T20 Cricket is a Litmus Test for Nigerian Team - Obalola

Vice-President and facility sub-committee Chairman of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Oyewole Obalola, has said that the newly upgraded Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Turf in Lagos will be a good test for the female national team when the 6-nation invitational tournament gets underway later in the month. According to Obalola, “The campaign to have better Cricket playing facility is one of the cardinal goals of Federation and, we are glad that our prime facility, the...

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Nigeria Announces Six-Nation Women’s T20I Cricket Tournament in Lagos

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has announced a six-nation T20 International Cricket Tournament holding from March 26th to April 4th, 2022 at the newly resurfaced Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos. President of the Federation, Uyi Akpata said that the event will feature Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cameroon along with the host country Nigeria. “Our female national team has been one of the most improved of all our national teams in the...

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February In Review

We thought January was fast. We had barely dropped the pen to catch our breath and February had zoomed past. Where did it go? Well, we will tell you. Remember the events of last month? Get the summary from our review of January for a better understanding of this. The last time we spoke about the Edo League, U-17 CC was being chased by AAU, Dolphins, and No Limit. The chase culminated in a 2-day ESCA Super Four at the splendid Edo Boys High School Oval in Benin....

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South-South Wins a Double at U-17 Cricket

Both Male and Female teams representing the South-South region at the 3rd PwC National Cricket Championship won their categories to emerge double champion at the event. The South-South boys ran over the South-East boys by 41 to checkmate their bowling attack that was led by Udekwe Chiemelie. Representative of Sponsor of the Championship, Tolu Adeleke, says the performances demonstrated in the five days finals of the event at the MKO Abiola Stadium Abuja...

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National Cricket Coach, Asanka Delights in talent pool

National cricket coach and High-Performance Manager, Ashanka Gurusinha, said on Sunday that the pool of players in the country at the moment is a guarantee for the future of the sport. Gurusinha, who spoke at the final of the 3rd PwC National U-17 Cricket Championship in Abuja, said the last three years have been rewarding for the talent discovery mission of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF)."I want to say that the discovery of talent has ...

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Agboya is Girls’ MVP at 3rd PwC U17 Championship Abuja

Peculiar Agboya, a member of the winning South-South female team has emerged the Most Valuable Player at the just concluded 3rd PwC National Under 17 Cricket Championship at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. She accumbered 33.422 points being the average of her bowling and batting during the four matches that won the female championship for her team. Agboya, had sixteen wickets in four innings with an economy of 1.88 and was the third on ...

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Cricket Will Take Kids Off the Street - Akpata

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Mr. Uyi Akpata, has said that one of the goals of his team when fully implemented will help in reducing the number out of school children and create employment opportunities. Akpata made the statement at the ongoing 3rd PricewaterhouseCoopers National Under 17 Cricket Championship at MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.“This event is part of the five-pronged strategic imperatives that the NCF is building...

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Salako Rings Changes Ahead of PwC U-17 Championships

Within the last twelve months that the last edition of the PwC National U-17 Championship was concluded at the Edo Boys High School in Benin, one of the players that campaigned for the South West, Ridwan Abdulkareem has had a national cap with the Senior national team. And so, the head coach of the present South West team, Azeez Salako says that his team for 2022 would be parading more talents in the mold or Ridwan when hostilities get underway in Abuja next week....

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Edo Cricket League Advances to Super Four

The 2021-22 season of the Edo Cricket League has moved into the crucial stage as the top four teams are set for Super Four this weekend February 12th and 13th at Edo Boys High School in Benin City. The four teams battling for the Seasons honor include defending champions of the League U17 Cricket Club who currently are roping the table and Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Cricket Club. The others are No Limit that parades national team bowling sensations...

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North Central Female Team Confident Ahead of NCF/PwC Tournament

The third edition of the PwC/NCF Under 17 national cricket tournament will be nothing sort of excitement, great cricket, and an array of new talents. The past year has been instrumental to the development of female cricket in the country and a zone like the North- Central is not short of improvement. Of the seven states, including FCT, that make up the zone, Kwara and Kogi have maintained a healthy rivalry as they go toe to toe in the development of female cricket...

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