Cricket association suspends Summer Camp
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)