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Funds Stall Women Cricket Championship

Team manager of Nigeria’s cricket squad, Joseph Eshua has disclosed that the National Women Cricket Championship that was postponed from last year will hold once the federation is able to raise required funds.

Rivers, Oyo, Anambra, Kaduna and Abuja have already qualified from preliminaries played in geopolitical zones in November 2015 to feature in the event, but Eshua says the competition is in dire need of sponsorship.

Eshua admitted that the sixth edition of the championship which was meant to have held last year but had to be shifted due to paucity of funds.

“The federation has not forgotten about the women national championship and we are still very much on it. The problem we are having now is the issue of an account we can operate with because of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) system that we have in the country.

“Also, we have yet to receive financial assistance from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for this same reason. We are assuring that immediately we get access to funds, a date will be fixed for the championship,’’ he said.

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