Cricket as­so­ci­a­tion sus­pends Sum­mer Camp

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The Rivers State Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion yes­ter­day said that its an­nual Sum­mer Camp Clinic would not hold due to the on­go­ing ren­o­va­tion at the state’s Sport Com­plex, Port Har­court.

Tonye Tim­i­nade, Head Coach of the as­so­ci­a­tion said in a tele­phone in­ter­view that the pro­gramme which started few years ago was ini­ti­ated to en­hance cricket de­vel­op­ment.

He said that the body would use the op­por­tu­nity to pre­pare its play­ers for the Na­tional Youth Game sched­uled to hold in Ilorin from Au­gust 24 to Sept. 1.

NAN re­ports that ath­letes un­der the age of 16 from 36 states and the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) will par­tic­i­pate in 22 sports, with cricket fea­tur­ing as demon­stra­tion sports.

“We or­gan­ise sum­mer camp for chil­dren ev­ery Au­gust and a lot of them have ben­e­fited. Un­for­tu­nately, it won’t hold this year and we urge par­ents and their wards not to be dis­cour­aged be­cause of the de­vel­op­ment.

“We have a lot of pro­grammes in stock to pro­mote the sport at the grass­roots,” he as­sured.

He ap­pealed to cor­po­rate bod­ies and in­di­vid­u­als in the state to com­ple­ment the ef­fort of the as­so­ci­a­tion in mov­ing the sport for­ward. (NAN)

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