Cricket federation trains 200 pupils in Nasarawa
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.”