The International Cricket Council (ICC) of Africa has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the association for the grassing of only oval at kingtom in Freetown
This oval which was banned in 2001 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the grounds that the playing pitch is not up to international standard.
In the memorandum of understanding which was signed by both parties on special projects funding allocation 2008 reads.
This MOU acts as a formal notification to Sierra Leone Cricket Association that ICC-Africa has approved the allocation of special projects Funding to Sierra Leone Cricket Association to the amount of US$ 5000.00
The memorandum went further that the allocation of the said funds is strictly for the use by Sierra Leone Cricket Association only and for the sole purpose as stated by Sierra Leone Cricket Association in the special projects funding application.
This being the grassing of the outfield for the prevention of injuries to players and ICC-Africa will also conduct progress inspections from time to time and a monthly update must be sent to ICC-Africa by Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) concerning the progress of the project covered by the Special Projects Grant allocation
In conclusion this MOU must be signed by a representative of the cricket organization and returned to ICC-Africa before any funds will be distributed by ICC-Africa
Speaking over the issue the Publicity Secretary of the association Bockarie Allieu said that move by both parties to signed a MOU is in the right direction
It is now left with the Sierra Leone Police to do the fencing of the field before the grassing can go on.