The National Cricket team on Monday continued to excel by winning their third match in the second edition of the North/West Africa cricket tournament when they battered to submission their Gambia counterparts by winning with 284 runs for 4 wickets in 50 overs.
Emmanuel Kamara scored the highest with 80 runs, Luseni Senesei 61 runs not out and Mustapha Kallon got three wickets while Abubakarr Kamara got two wickets and two run outs while their opponents the Gambia made 127 runs all out.
The Sierra Leone cricket team will engage the defending champions Nigeria tomorrow in the last match of the competition which will decide who will clinch this year’s competition.
However despite all the laurels won by the Sierra Leone Crickets Association (SLCA) over the past years nothing has been done by the past government to try to lift the ban on the Kingtom oval that was slammed on it by the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2004.
This ban has and continues to affect the association’s ability to organise international competitions as the field is not up to the ICC standards. The past executive did a lot to see the field renovated but failed because they got no response from the past government.
The Public Relations Officer of the Association Bockarie Allieu in an interview with AWOKO Sports said he will bring the issue of the banned Kingtom oval to the attention of the new government especially the Minister of Education Youth and Sports Minkaliu Bah and urge them that they need to act now as they have recently done to renovate the national stadium and bring it up to FIFA standard after the stadium was banned recently by FIFA.