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Edo state relaunches cricket league, school program * Donates equipment worth millions

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State
As part of efforts to revive cricket as a game in Edo state, the state cricket association has relaunched the school cricket program.
The event which took place at the Adolo College, now Edo Boys High School cricket playing field was designed to empower players and coaches alike
Speaking at the presentation of cricket equipment donated by the Chairman of the association, Uyi Akpata said it was time to take the game back to the grassroots..
He said ” the essence of the relaunch was that in the late 1980 towards the mid 1990, this game was highly played in the school, and players from the school had represented the then Bendel state and had even won laurels for the state in the present Edo state
“Over the years the game has dwindled drastically due to several factors some of which are peculiar to the sport.
“So, what we are doing today is to relaunch it. As the theme suggests, now we have decided to give back to the school and the state what the game has taught us.
“Our program is designed in such a way that players will have the necessary equipment to play with. We are redesigning the pitch, bringing in training net section, gloves and the rest of the playing kits
“You can see children of both primary and secondary schools age here, both female and male, so what it means is that we are encouraging pupils at a tender age to take interest in the game.”

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