October 4, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) Monday released the national men’s cricket T20 Division I League fixture, which will commence Saturday, 8 October, 2016.
Six teams – Wanderers Cricket Club, Old Prince Waleans Club, Regent Olympic CC, Murray Town CC, Richmond CC and Old Academician CC – will all battle for the two available promotion spots at the Prince of Wales school ground, Kingtom.
Tournament favorites, Old Prince Waleans Cricket Club will entertain Wanderers Cricket Club in the tournament opening match on Saturday 8 October while the second match of the day will involve Regent Olympic CC and Murray Town CC.
Old Academician CC, who are tipped as favourites, will be up against Richmond CC on Sunday morning, to be followed by Wanderers CC and Regent Olympic CC clash in the afternoon.
The tournament is expected to be a keen contest between Old Prince Waleans Club and Old Academician, and they are scheduled to meet on Sunday, 23 October.
According to SLCA Chief Executive Officer, Francis Trevor Samura, two matches would be played on a daily basis on Saturdays and Sundays until the final day – 30 October 2016.
He said: “Only the top two teams will be promoted from Division One to the Premier League. One paramount thing we will consider in this tournament is discipline, which is vital on and off the field.”