By Jacob Ajom
The much-hyped playing tour of Ghana to have been embarked upon by the national cricket team has been knocked off by the sudden outbreak of Swine Flu in that country.
Sports Vanguard gathered that the tour was called off at the instance of the Ghana Cricket Association which based its decision on the incidence of H1N1 Swine Flu in Achimota College.
In a terse text message by the Chairman of the Ghana Cricket Association, Prince Daniel Vanderpuye-Orgle, to the President of the Nigeria Cricket Association, Kwesi Sagoe, he said inter alia â€œSorry we have postponed the cricket tour due to the outbreak of H1N1 swine flu in Achimota school.â€
Incidentally, Achimota was the proposed host to matches of the tour.President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Kwesi Sagoe, confirmed the story, remarking that â€œAchimota College is where we were supposed to play. Even if we took the matches away from Achimota, the bulk of Ghana national team players still come from Achimota. We donâ€™t want to take chances and end up importing swine flu into our country, Nigeria.â€
Meanwhile, the botched trip to Ghana did not deter the NCF from organising the national trials for the selection for the national team.