Abuja to host National T20 Cricket League Club Championship, NCF president says

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Abuja, June 6, 2015 (NAN) Emeka Onyeama, President of Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), on Saturday said Abuja would be the venue for the National T20 Cricket Club Championship holding in the year’s last quarter.

Onyeama told newsmen at the maiden edition of the FCT T20 Cricket League going on at the National Stadium in Abuja that the Federation was currently preparing towards the championship.

” We are preparing towards the National T20 League Club Championship which is coming up in the last quarter of the year and is sponsored by Montage TV, a cable network.

”Immediately, our turf wicket in the Abuja National Stadium is completed, we are going to start that tournament,” he said.

The NCF President also said the T20 championship was currently ongoing in other states in the country.

” Many states are playing the club championship right now. Rivers and Delta states are currently holding the championship while Lagos finished its own last weekend.

”The winners of the state championships will participate in the national event,” Onyeama said.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the United Cricket Club of Abuja (UCCA) and Club Cricket Abuja (CCA) played the only match of the day.

UCCA won the toss and elected to field, but CCA scored a total of 115 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.

In the second innings, UCCA came in to chase and scored a total of 120 runs in 19.5 overs to win the match by four wickets.

Asians Cricket Club (ACCA) and Pakistan Stallion Cricket Club (PSCC) shared points after their game was washed away by a heavy downpour which prevented the match from holding.

The championship, which is organized by the FCT Cricket Association and the NCF, is holding from June 6 to June 14.(NAN)

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