Nigeria Cricket Team Yellow Green Departs Today for ICC Division 1

May 4, 2019
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The Nigeria Cricket Senior Men’s team also known as the  Yellow Green will today  Saturday May 4, 2019 leave the shores of the country to participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa Division 1 qualifier taking place in Uganda from the 15th to 23rd of May 2019.

A statement from the Nigeria Cricket Federation Public Relation Officer Musa Ehizoje Bodie states that “the Yellow Greens with embark on a pre-tournament tour to Zimbabwe before heading to Uganda for the tournament proper. The invitation extended to the Nigeria Cricket Federation by Zimbabwe Cricket a TEST Nation with the right structure and facilities, provides the most appropriate preparation pathway for the National team. Nigeria is expected play 10 friendly T-20 matches over tour period against club sides and franchise teams.”

Abolarin Rasheed, Strike bowler for the triumphant U-19 heroes in Namibia will make his International debut while Daniel Ajekun has also been called up to the national team for the first time. Captain of the U-19 team Sylvester Okpe and Taiwo Mohamed also makes the cut. The team will be led by the most senior member in the Squad, Ademola Onikoyi to be assisted by Sylvester Okpe. Leke Oyede returns back to the team after a short spell on the side and bowling sensation, Isaac Okpe will also be on the tour

Kenya and Uganda will represent the East Africa region while Namibia and Botswana will represent the Southern Africa Region. The tournament have been scheduled in a round robin format that will see all countries play each other with the top 2 teams playing in the finals with the winner earning the only qualification slot.

 

   

 

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