Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Federation Partners TheMiddlestump on Africa Cricket Roundtable

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has partnered with Africa’s leading Cricket Media organization, TheMiddlestump to stage a virtual cricket series: “Africa Cricket Roundtable” which will debut on Monday, June 13, 2022, on Twitter Space.

The platform according to Tayo Sowole, founder of The Middlestump is set up to aggregate thoughts on issues, prospects, and growth of the game by engaging stakeholders from different parts of the continent.

“The Nigeria Cricket federation has no doubt been a leading example in what is possible on growth and innovative systems building for the continent. Rwanda has also shown brilliant event planning, logistics management, and talent development. Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, and Kenya have unique stories to tell as well.

“We are working to build a platform where notes on all these unique stories can be told and exchanged for adoption in the most cost-effective way for the growth of the game.”

Sowole said that the Nigeria Cricket Federation has been a worthy partner, not only because the operations of TheMiddlestump are localized in the country but because the present leadership is a very welcoming and fluid one.

“I think what Uyi Akpata has brought to cricket administration is beyond Nigeria, we need a platform where other African countries can benefit from him. But most importantly get other countries to also share their interesting journey for all.”

The maiden edition of the event is billed to run on “Twitter Space” on @themiddlestump2 and @CricketNigeria handles on June 13, by 1 pm (WAT). The theme is “Development Opportunities for Cricket in Africa”

The list of panelists for the maiden event includes: Uyi Akpata, The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation; Justine Ligyalingi, Development Officer
ICC Africa; Rita Tinka, Women Representative Uganda Cricket Board; Meet Shah, Co-founder CricHeroes; Ladi Sonaike, Assistant Coach, Cricket Germany; and Tayo Sowole, Founder TheMiddlestump.

Sowole said apart from the panelists, that a good number of executives running Cricket across the continent will also be joining.

“We believe this series will help a number of Associates get a better grip of their developmental goals and foster partnership that will help drive sustainable growth for the game across the continent.”


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