Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in Benin


Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in BeninThe maiden South-South female cricket league in the country will be rounding off this weekend with Super-4 playoff in Benin.

Uyi Akpata, Chairman of Edo State Cricket Association, disclosed this in a statement released to newsmen in Lagos on Friday

He said that the two-day event would hold between March 20 and March 21 at the Edo Boys High School, Benin

Akpata, who is also the Vice President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), said the event would parade two top teams from each of the two zonal classifications of the preliminary rounds.

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He said: “This is a landmark event for us and the country. In fact, it is the first of its kind in West and North Africa.

“Cricket development should not leave out any gender and since we saw the response from the girls during our grassroots projects, we just felt it was ripe for a separate platform to be created for them.

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“We intend to make this part of our continuous growth plan such that talents discovered throughout the statewide coaching grassroots project will find room to develop and nurture to stardom.

Recall that the eight-club league had featured three clubs from Edo, two from Akwa-Ibom and one each from Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States.

All the teams were grouped into Zone A and Zone B with each side playing from either the University of Port Harcourt cricket pitch or Iyoba College in Benin.

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At the end, Adolor Amazons and Ekpoma Supernovas qualified from Zone A, while Pathfinders from Rivers State and Smashers from Akwa Ibom State qualified from Zone B to compete in the Super-4
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