September 20, 2007

Nigeria

Hectic Nigerians start season early

Martin Williamson

The Nigerian Cricket Association has brought forward the start of the new season because of the hectic schedule facing it.

NCA president Kwesi Sagoe said the season would start on October 7 and flagged the Club Cricket Committee League, the Super Four and the proposed Twenty20 tournament among competitions which will be run.

He said in addition to the tight domestic schedule, Nigeria will be hosting the Second North/West African Cricket Tournament in April or May 2008, and will participate in an Under-15 tournament in Gambia and another Under-13 tournament in Ghana.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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