Lagos comes alive ahead of women’s T20 International tournament

Lagos comes alive ahead of ICC ranking Female Cricket tournament

The bubbling city of Lagos will be set alight again when it hosts an International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned tournament, the Nigeria Cricket Federation, NCF Women’s T20 International Tournament.

The tournament is billed to hold at the newly commissioned Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Cricket Oval from March 28 to April 3, 2022, in Lagos will hold

The General Manager, Nigeria Cricket Federation, Mr Emeka Igwilo has confirmed that the cricket tournament is going to be an ICC ranking event and has the potential of being hosted annually.

“All teams that are playing are also on the radar of ICC. The target is for it to be an annual event. You know Nigeria is already a big player in the continent when it comes to Cricket. Nigeria is doing well in female and male crickets.

“The earlier we start to make our position in female cricket the better for us.” Mr. Igwilo said in a statement.

It would be recalled that Edo State last year in her maiden female cricket league created the first female cricket centurion ( a cricket player who scored a 100 runs in a game) in West Africa, Piety Lucky. The teenager has since been making Nigeria and Edo State proud in every female cricket competitions.

The NCF President, Mr. Uyi Akpata last weekend expressed that, “the event is celebrating the milestones the federation has achieved in raising tons of women cricketers through its grassroots project.”

The maiden edition of this female cricket tournament will be played in T20 format and a six-nation event with Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Rwanda confirming participation.

While the cricket event will attract the World ranking for every participating country, NCF has also confirmed that Nigeria’s female team would be led by Blessing Etim as captain.

Participating countries are expected to arrive Lagos on 26th March and practice on 27th March 2022.