Lagos – Joseph Eshua, the Chairman, Association of Cricket and Scorers of Nigeria (ACUSN), on Tuesday reaffirmed the association’s commitment to building the capacity of its technical crew.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that through capacity building programmes, ACUSNS’s officials could compete favourably with their contemporaries in other climes.
Eshua, who is also the general manager of the Nigerian cricket team, commended the Nigeria Cricket Federation for the support it had shown to ACUSN.
“Our umpires have not really been officiating in so many international matches.
“In the past we were recognise to some extent, but recently, it has not been like that.
“So, if we don’t start organising courses and workshops in our country, nobody will take us seriously.
“Workshops can help bring our umpires up to speed; they will also be able to represent us well when given the opportunity.
“We’ve done some workshops lately; we did for all selected umpires in Nigeria and also selected from different zones and different states.
“That was to bring everybody up to speed with the new rules and regulations of cricket in different forms of the game.
“We also just did elementary coaching course for primary and secondary school games teachers.
“But we targeted the primary school games teachers because we intend to begin a primary school league nationwide very soon.
“This will be a continuous thing and we intend to do it twice a year.’’ (NAN)