The first female cricket league in the country, the South-south Female League is to be rounded up this weekend with the super four playoff to crown the winner of the inaugural edition in Benin-City, Edo State.
Chairman of the Edo State Cricket Association and member representing the South-south Zone on the board of Nigeria Cricket Federation, Mr Uyi Akpata yesterday described it as a milestone for the sport in the country.
“This event is a landmark one for us and the country. In fact, it is the first of its kind in West and North Africa. Cricket development should not leave out any gender and since we saw the response from the girls during our grassroots project, we just felt it was ripe for a separate platform to be created for them,” he stressed with satisfaction yesterday ahead of the Super Four Playoff. (ThisDay)