Abdul Sesay (Koko) the newly appointed female coach disclosed to Awoko Sports that he is happy for the appointment as it is a national appointment and he is going to do his best to make sure that in the coming international competition they are able to achieve their aims and objectives.
He also stated that this is the first time in the history of Sierra Leone Cricket Association to have a national female team that will be representing the country internationally.
one year ago, there was a female U-15 team but as the International Cricket Council(ICC) cannot organize an U-15 female competition they have decided to cancell the U-15 competition to senior competition which they are now preparing for .
The coach said that different criteria have been set up to select the players for international assignment including discipline, attitude and performance.
He also stated that any female that want to join the training is welcome and that individual is going to have the full cooperation of the technical staff.
The president of the association Beresford Coker said that the appointment of Abdul Sesay is for a change in cricket as cricket has to be played under a disciplinary code which is the sprit of cricket.
He said that before Abdul Sesay took over the team they held meeting with the female cricket players over the weekend to explain to them about their competition ahead of them and to also introduce Sesay to them as their new coach.
President Coker and the team is expected to start effective training on June 1 this year by then most of those who are taking exams would have finished by then and at the end they are expecting to have a pool of 20 players and from them the final selection will be made.