NCF flags off national cricket championship

The newly elected Board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) will host the 2017 National Women’s and Men’s Championship across 5 Geo-Political zones of the country with 26 states participating. The President of the Federation, Professor Adams Yahaya Ukwenya said the event will bring together cricketers from across the country and provide a platform to showcase budding talents from all the regions.

“The National Women and Men’s Championship is intended to help galvanise interest across the nation and ultimately be our nursery for national team players. We are all looking forward to it and I am very pleased with the interest I can see building up across the states.” he said. The new Board of the Federation had earlier this year organized a National U-17 championship under the auspices of the National Youth Games in Ilorin. The National Championships is a senior level competition which started with the Women’s regional qualifiers. The Women’s finals will be concluded today at the Cricket Oval in Abuja, FCT. The five regional champions (Anambra, Edo, Kaduna, Oyo and Niger) will slug it out with host FCT for the national finals scheduled for tomorrow. The Men’s event is scheduled to commence on Thursday, November 30 with preliminary rounds across the 5 zones.