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Nigerian cricket team to take UK training tour

09 June 2013, 15:34

Abuja - The Nigerian senior male cricket team will undergo a training tour of the UK between July 6 and July 18, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF).

The federation’s media co-ordinator, Kayode Adeniyi, told newsmen the tour would be ahead of the team’s participation at the World Cricket League Six Tournament in Jersey, UK.

The team has started preparations for the training tour and participation in the tournament by camping in Abuja and playing practice matches.

"The national senior cricket team arrived in Abuja from Port Harcourt on Friday evening, and will be here for four weeks,’’ Adeniyi said.

The camp of 14 home-based players and officials started training at the cricket playing ground of the Abuja National Stadium’s Package B.

The federation spokesman said the team also played a warm-up match against the Asian Eleven at the Abuja National Stadium on Sunday morning.

The UK tournament will take place from July 21 to July 28, with Argentina, Bahrain, Kuwait and Vanuotu grouped alongside Nigeria.

The camping programme and other listed activities would be the senior national team’s first assignment since the inauguration of the federation’s new board led by Emeka Onyeama.


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