The Sierra Leone National Cricket team will participate in Africa World Cricket League Division Three competition that has been slated for October 3-7 in Malawi.
The competitions will comprise of six countries with each playing five matches each. The winners and runners up will automatically qualify for the associate level.
These two countries will joined the other associate countries in South Africa to take part in the Division Two world cricket competition in South Africa
The Public Relations Officer of the association Bockarie Alieu said under the care taker coach Abdul Sesay, the team is doing well as their main aim is for Sierra Leone to be an associate member this time round.
Most of the countries that started playing cricket with Sierra Leone have become associate playing nation, that is why the boys are now prepared this time to make this particular dream a reality.
Alieu further stated that the National side has never won such competition that is why the care taker coach Abdul Sesay is doing everything possible to achieve that goal as that will be the dream of any coach in cricket to qualify a country to an associate level.
He also mentioned that if we become an associate nation, we will have some facilities from the international Cricket Council that will be beneficial to the country and the association.
By then some of the problems the association is facing now will be solved and this will make the game become more interesting and the young cricketers will gain from development programmes.
Coach Abdul Sesay for his part said this can only be achieved if the players are more focused and determined because they have the skills and ability to succeed. The delegation will comprise of 14 players and two officials and they will depart on the 2nd of October.
The six countries taking part in the competition are Sierra Leone, Morocco, Gambia, Lesotho, Rwanada and host Malawi.
Sierra Leone’s first match will be against Morocco and the second against Gambia.
Out of the six countries Sierra Leone has a better Africa Regional ranking than all the other countries as they are in fifth position, Rwanda is in six followed by Malawi, Lesotho, The Gambia and Morocco.
If we go by the ranking, Sierra Leone is expected to win the competition.