September 26, 2007


Nigeria seek grant to expand grass facilities

Martin Williamson

The Nigerian Cricket Association has applied for a special grant from the African Cricket Association to help expand the game.

"We intend to develop at least two turf wickets in the country," NCA president Kwesi Sagoe said. "The absence of the facility has held down our game for too long.

"There are a number of other countries also queuing for grants from ACA for different purposes. Ours is to develop grass wickets.”


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Posted by Sugath Rajapakse on (September 30, 2007, 7:20 GMT)

Why seek few pennies from ACA, after all they make Billions by selling oil. So why not the government give some money for aworthy cause.

Posted by farhan on (September 27, 2007, 19:25 GMT)

well Nigeria can be super power in cricket with its talented ppl, I think ACA would help them great deal by giving some extra grant, they are really deserved that. That would be great for cricket in Nigeria.

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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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