WCL: Cricketers to embark on training tour

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Lagos – The senior national male cricket team will leave for Sri Lanka on Feb. 22 to train for the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 5, an official has said.

The Team Manager, Okon Ukpong, who made the disclosure on Sunday in Lagos, said the team had commenced camping on Jan. 22 in Abuja.

Manager, Nigeria's National Cricket Team, Mr Olisa Egwuatu (R), speaking on  the team's victory at the Jersey 2013 World Cricket League in Abuja. Team Nigeria defeated   Vanuatu, Bahrain, Kuwait and Argentina but lost to Jersey, to pick a silver medal in  the competition.

Manager, Nigeria’s National Cricket Team, Mr Olisa Egwuatu (R), speaking on the team’s victory at the Jersey 2013 World Cricket League in Abuja. Team Nigeria defeated
Vanuatu, Bahrain, Kuwait and Argentina but lost to Jersey, to pick a silver medal in the competition.

The World Cricket League (WCL) Division 5 will begin on March 4 and end on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The cricketers are doing all that is possible to prepare properly for the competition because our success in it will go a long way in developing the sport.

“We’ve been in camp since Jan. 22 and it is meant to be a month training before we leave for Sri Lanka,” Ukpong said.

He said the training tour of Sri Lanka was to acclimatise since it had a similar weather with Malaysia.

“In Sri Lanka, the team will play many friendly matches to test their skills ahead of the competition,” Ukpong said.

Also the team qualified for the WCL Division 5 after it emerged second at the Division 6 in Jersey in 2013.

The other countries that will take part in the competition are Jersey, Tanzania, Cayman Island, Guernsey and the host country, Malaysia. (NAN)

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