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Sierra Leone Sports: “We are going to use the T20 league to select players” – Cricket Director

One of the female team

One of the female team

The Director of female Cricket, Elizabeth French, said, “We will use the T20 league to select the players that will represent the country in Ghana North West Africa Cricket Council (NWACC) tournament second edition.
She stated that is why they have invited all the cricket players in the country to come on board as this competition is one of the criteria they will use to make selections.
The next criteria is the National league, which will start as soon as this league finishes. In that competition, we are going to have more female players coming on board because they going to play for their various clubs.
The cricket Director said they are going to Ghana as a defending champion that is why we want to go to the competition well prepared and fit to defend the championship.
That is why the league is T20 but we are playing 35 overs to get them more fit with a lot of endurance for the task ahead, which is not going to be very challenging as all the countries going to the competition want to defeat Sierra Leone.
She stated after the selection of the final players they will embark on serious training for the next coming weeks before leaving for Ghana but that time the team will be up to the task.
French stated that they are going to Ghana not only to win the competition but to revenge against Ghana who defeated our male side in the division one ICC Africa competition in South Africa.
The Captain of the female side, Sarah Johnson, said winning the competition in Ghana is their focus that is why she has advice all the players to take the various leagues very seriously as players will be selected on merit not on sentiment for the good of the country.
That is why no player including me have place in the team for now after the various competition that will be decided who make it to the national side for the Ghana trip.
By Bernard Turay
Thursday April 20, 2017.

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