Abdul Sesay of The Veterans Cricket Club has written the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) executive to reinstate the cricket club for the 2008-2009 season.
The Veterans were once members of the SLCA, but the team gradually fell apart when players couldn’t come together to consistently play and keep the club active.
“The veterans had participated long before the war and also produced first class entertainment in all departments of this great game,” the letter reads, “and hope to produce more encouragement for younger folks to understand the rudiments and the correct approach to modern day cricket.”
Enclosed in the letter was a registration fee of one hundred thousand Leones.
Sesay told Awoko sports that the Veterans’ cricketers need to come on board to make sure that the game goes forward.
He said most of the boys playing presently have potential, but they need some old hands to support them.
The Veterans are going to participate in this year’s cricket league to keep the players fit.
Sesay mentioned that in the future those veteran players who are out of the country will be part of the team when they are in town, and they will also contribute towards the development of the veterans club.