About 20 female U-15 cricket players have been lined up to start training tomorrow at the National Stadium in preparation for their first international outing to Gambia. They will participate in the North/West Africa Cricket Council (NWACC) in Banjul, The Gambia slated for November this year.
The National coach Cyril Panda said that the tournament will involve female teams from the host Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali and Morocco
He also revealed that he held a meeting with some of the players to explain to them the importance of the competition as they are going to the competition as Ambassadors representing the country in the Gambia.
He appealed to them to take the competition very seriously as there will be scouts going to witness the competition because female cricket is picking up fast for the World –Cup.
He went further that he welcomed the news for the Sierra Leone female cricket team to take part in such competition as he wants to see these female players exhibiting their talents in the game as they had started training since last year.
In another development the senior male national team will participate in the Pepsi ICC-Africa world Cricket League Division 3 in Malawi slated for October 2-7 this year.
Six countries including Sierra Leone, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, and Rwanda will take part in the week long competition .And during the competition the winner and the runners up will automatically qualify for the associate membership.
Each country participating in the competition is expected to take along a 16 man delegation comprising of 14 players and 2 officials.