The Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) executive over weekend selected 14 players of the senior National team to represent the country in Malawi in the coming division three Africa World Cricket League competitions that is slated from 3-7 October 2009.
Five senior players who were regulars in the national team missed out. The players that failed to make the list are George Kpundeh, Momofoe Kpundeh, Mohamed Boys Kamara, Sheka Kamara and Mohamed Dumbuya.
According to information reaching this paper, these players failed to convince the executive.
The five players were replaced by five from the Under 19 to help booster the squad for the tournaments. The players are Abu Bakarr Kamara, Ibrahim Kamara, Bami Williams, Ibahim Kabia and Edward Marrah.
The remaining players from the team are Lansana Lamin, Emmanuel Kamara, Gabriel Anthony, Julius Brewa, Luseni Senesi, Alie John Kamara, Olu Companie Coker, Mustapha kallon and Mohamed Mansaray.
They will be accompanied by the two Vice Presidents to the competition Anioh Scott and Joseph Katta.
According to the Public Relation Officer Bockarie Alieu the selection were made on merit as the executive has certain conditions the players are expected to fulfill before they will be selected like behaviour, performances etc.
He disclosed that the team is expected to depart Freetown on the October 2nd and during the competition the first two will qualify to associate level and will join the other associate countries in South Africa next year to played in the division two World Cricket League.
In the competitions, three matches will played per day and Sierra Leone will face Morocco in their first match on October 3. Rwanda will battle with the Gambia in their opening match and Malawi will engage Lesotho too in their first match.