NCF Boss Prof Ukwenya talks about plans for Nigeria Cricket

The International Cricket Council has confirmed Nigeria’s participation in two major activities in 2021 with Nigeria hosting one of the competitions.

Speaking on this latest development, the president of the NCF prof. Yahaya Ukwenya said to brila.net that the federation wants to push cricket Sports to the forefront and they want to achieve that by climbing the ladder gradually.

He added that a spot for the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup would be up for grabs from the Botswana center.

The other event that Nigeria was listed for, on the ICC’s calendar is the qualifier for the Under-19 World Cup in 2022.

Nigeria would be hosting the final qualifying round for Africa in Abuja along with Namibia and Uganda. A fourth team for the final rounds would emerge from the first stage of the qualifier involving, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

The first stage of the qualifying series would be hosted by Botswana in June before the last series that be staged by Nigeria later in September. Nigeria had qualified for her first ICC World Cup through the Under-19’s after 105 of documented Cricket history in Nigeria.




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