-NCF to establish cricket academy




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–  The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) Saturday said it to establish a cricket academy, using the crop of who would  be selected the cricket championships.

The NCF President, Emeka Onyeama,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in that establishing the academy would help to intensify training for and boost the development of the game.

Twenty-six were selected the just-concluded Under-15 Male Championships,  the West emerged champions.‎

the female team, said that five regions were participating in the ongoing first edition of the Under-17 Female Cricket Championships, taking place in . ‎ ‎

He said that 26 female cricketers would be selected the championship and admitted into the academy.

Onyeama said that 19 out of the 26 female players would be selected to represent Nigeria in the forthcoming age grade international competition.

In one of the semi- , Team Southwest qualified for the finals after defeating North Central by 45 runs in seven wickets as against 44 runs all out. ‎

The National -17 Female Cricket Championships which kicked-off June 12, is billed to close on Sunday. (NAN)