January 25, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Mid-West cricket will start their campaign in the inaugural Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) T20 Super League against Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) team respectively.
The four team tournament will get underway this Saturday at the Prince of Wales Secondary School cricket oval at Kingtom, with Mid-West facing SLP in their first match of the day before taking on RSLAF on the second clash.
SLCA Chief Executive Officer, Francis Trevor Samura, told Concord Sports that they are expecting a competitive Super League.
He said: “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.”
The SLCA CEO further revealed that the competition will also be used as preparation for the North-West Africa Cricket tournament which will be hosted in Nigeria in March.
The Super League is designed for the top four teams at the just concluded national cricket league. The four teams are: Sierra Leone Police, Midwest, Asian Pro and RSLAF.
The tournament was earlier scheduled to kick-off on Sunday, 17 January at the same venue but was postponed due to occupation of the ground last week.