World Cricket League: Nigerian national cricket team to embark on training tour of Sri Lanka

The team will take part in tournament in Malaysia

The Nigerian senior national male cricket team will leave for Sri Lanka on February 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 January 22 in Abuja.

The 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 January 22 and it is meant to be a month training before we leave for Sri Lanka,” Mr. Ukpong said.

He said the training tour in 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,” Mr. Ukpong said.

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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