The Sierra Leone government has given Le49 millions to the national cricket team to participate in the second edition of the North-West Africa Cricket Tournament in Nigeria and the ICC/ACC division three world cricket tournament in South Africa– all slated for this month
This is the first time in the history of cricket in the last four to five years for the association to receive that sum of money from a government.
The national cricket team is expected to play their first match against the defending champions and the host Nigeria and seven countries are expected to take part in the eleven days competition.
The countries that will be participating are the host Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Mali, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Morocco. The competition will be played in three different venues and three matches per day.
Thirteen players and four officials left the shores of Sierra Leone over the weekend, promising to bring both trophies home.
The officials are Beresford Bounce Coker, Secetary General Sidney Benka Coker, Assistant Secretary General Francis Samura who also doubles as umpire in Nigeria and Coach Cyril Panda.
The players are Jacob Mansaray, Ibrahim Sesay, Mustapha Kallon, Lansana Lamina Bakarr Kamara, Mohamed Boys Kamara, Gabriel Anthony, Emmanuel Kamara, George Kpundeh, Luseni Senesie, Mohamed Mansaray, Julius Brewah and Mohamed Dumbuya