Cricketers Undergo ICC Clinic

Four Sierra Leonean cricketers have joined their counterparts from Nigeria and Ghana in a three-day International Cricket Council (ICC) clinic designed to enhance the skills of players.

The four players: Richard Tommy, Osman Sankoh, Martin Abdul and Ishmael Komaba joined other selected U-17 players in the West African Sub-region as they undertake training at the Achimota Oval in Ghana.

Besides enhancing the skills of the players in catching balls and the act of bowling, the clinic is also expected to provide the budding cricketers with the speed of batting balls, thereby giving them the requisite aantage over opposing teams.

The chief executive officer of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA), Francis Samura, said the four players were selected by the Association. He said four players were selected from Nigeria whilst host Ghana has seven players.

Samura said the training aims at bringing U-17 players from the West African sub-region to play together and to avail to them needed skills, experience and confidence to compete at the international level.

The clinic, he said, is being organized at the right time, since it would also accord the players the opportunity to compete favourably at the U-19 international competition to be held in August this year in Lusaka, Zambia.

Source : Concord Times