The International Cricket Council (ICC) rolled out their activities and with dates for the yeah 2019.
Most notable of events as it affects Nigeria are
- Anthon Ferreira’s Visit to Nigeria
- I.C.C World Cup trophy tour to Nigeria ( February 11th and 12th 2019)
- Nigeria to host the ICC World T-20 Africa Qualifier in December 2019.
ICC T-20 Tournament
The Nigeria Cricket Federation wins the hosting right for the second time to host the ICC World Twenty-20 Africa Qualifier ( Western region) which is proposed for 28th November – 8 December 2019. it would be recalled that the Federation successfully hosted the tournament in April 2018 with Ghana, Sierra-Leone and The Gambia also participated.
ICC Trophy Tour :
Nigeria has been selected by the International Cricket Council to be among the African countries that will receive the ICC Cricket World cup 2019. The trophy is expected to be in Nigeria on the 11th and 12th of Feb 2019. Kindly look at the ICC Website : icc-cricket.com for the events in USA, West Indies, Sri Lanka and other countries. This event is a rare privilege and is expected to be hosted and organised to attract people to watch to trophy and increase the popularity of the sport in Nigeria.
The Trophy Tour activation event is a build up to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 scheduled to hold in England and Wales 2019 (Kindly see fixtures attached). In line with the program released by ICC, the trophy will be in Rwanda on the 10th of February from where it will come to Nigeria.
5. Visit of Anton Ferreira 🙁 Director of Coaching for Cricket South Africa)
The visit of Anton Ferreira to Nigeria for the Coaching event /Assessment is now to be held in a new date to be communicated by ICC. Proposed dates expected to be chosen in November 2018.
6. ICC Cricket 360 degrees :
Team from ICC Africa will be visiting Nigeria in future for the ICC Cricket 360 degrees. This event is a platform where stakeholders including parents of players are brought under one roof to share ideas.