Cricket fed­er­a­tion trains 200 pupils in Nasarawa

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THe nige­ria Cricket Fed­er­a­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Price House Wa­ter on Fri­day in­tro­duced cricket games in nasarawa State with the train­ing of 200 pri­mary and sec­ondary school pupils across 10 schools in the state.

The par­tic­i­pat­ing schools in­clude Yu­maco in­ter­na­tional Academy, Lafia; Mal­lam Isa me­mo­rial Academy, Set nurs­ery and Pri­mary School, Bukan­sidi, Lafia and Maikefi Me­mo­rial Academy, Lafia.

oth­ers are Al-amin nurs­ery/pri­mary School, Lafia; Lafia East Pri­mary School, Lafia; Du­nama Pri­mary School, Lafia; St. James Pri­mary School, Lafia; Un­guwa Jen­lele Pri­mary School and Tudun Kawari Pri­mary School, Lafia.

Speak­ing to our cor­re­spon­dent shortly af­ter the train­ing at Yu­maco in­ter­na­tional Academy, Lafia, the Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer for NCF, north Cen­tral, Peter Yakubu, said the choice of nasarawa among other states in the zone was be­cause the state was left be­hind since the in­tro­duc­tion of the game.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the se­lec­tion of young crick­eters would cut across the 13 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas and 18 de­vel­op­ment ar­eas of the state, adding that the ex­pected crick­eters would be trained on dif­fer­ent tech­niques and skills to en­sure that they ac­quaint them­selves with the game.

He said, “our aim of com­ing to nasarawa state is to in­tro­duce cricket in the state and to en­sure that they par­tic­i­pate at the forth­com­ing youth games.”

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