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Cricket: Four to battle in SLCA T20 Super League

By Sahr Morris Jr. January 15, 2016

Four teams – Sierra Leone Police, Midwest, Asianpro and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) – will battle in this year’s Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) T20 Super League.

The tournament will kick-off on Sunday January 17 at the Prince of Wales Secondary School cricket ovals, Kingtom.

According to SLCA Chief Executive Officer, Francis Trevor Samura, like the just concluded national league, they are expecting a competitive Super League.

“This tournament is designed to improve the players’ score rate, which is why we are looking forward to see a combative tournament because the players have enjoyed weeks of rest after the national league ended in December,” he said.

Samura revealed that on February 6, four female teams – Sierra Leone Police, Midwest, Stadium Stars and Sierra Leone Prisons – will battle for the 2016 national female league crown also at the Prince of Wales Secondary School cricket ovals.

He said: “Immediately after the Super League, the national female tournament will get underway at the same venue. We have designed everything in preparation for the said competition and we understand the teams are now under intensive training session.

“As an executive, we are hoping to see better performance and possibly new emerging players who can possibly be drafted to the national team.”

The CEO admitted that all local tournaments organised by the association will be used as a yardstick for players’ selection in the various age categories for the national team.

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