NCF sets sights on recruiting more players from Akwa Ibom for national teams

NCF sets sights on recruiting more players from Akwa Ibom for national teams

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata, expressed great enthusiasm for the prospect of discovering more cricket players in Akwa Ibom State.

Following the commissioning of a new cricket practice net at the playground of Community Secondary Commercial School Ibiaku Itam, Akpata and a team from the International Cricket Council and Cricket South Africa toured and inaugurated the new facilities.

During the visit, Akpata praised the remarkable contributions of Akwa Ibom cricket players, who have risen from grassroots level to the national female team, showcasing their talent and dedication to the sport.

This new infrastructure will undoubtedly provide aspiring players in Akwa Ibom with an excellent platform to further develop and showcase their cricket skills.

“When ICC officials wanted to visit Nigeria and said we must deliberately go somewhere else outside Lagos and Abuja, who else gives us that credibility of our own agenda especially as it relates to the diversity agenda of cricket other than Akwa Ibom State. Akwa Ibom has consistently over the last ten years been the biggest pipeline for our female national team. So, in the last 10 years, I can’t remember where there has been endless cricket and four players consistent in the national team.

The cricket practice net construction was sponsored by PET Foundation which has the wife of the NCF president on the foundation board as chairman.

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