April 15, 2009


Nigeria gears up for WCL Division Seven

George Binoy

Tony Munro

Nigeria will hold a two-week pre-tournament training camp in London ahead of next month's World Cricket League Division Seven tournament in Guernsey.

They will play two games against Ghana in Accra next week before travelling to the UK to play five matches against various London-based teams during the camp which will run from April 30 to May 14.

The other teams in Division Seven, which will be played from May 17 to 24 are Guernsey, Gibraltar, Bahrain, Japan and Suriname.

Meanwhile, Wale Adeoye who led Nigeria to second place at last year's WCL Africa Division Two tournament, has been retained as captain while there are only two minor changes to the squad - Ademola Onikoyi replaces Uthe Ogbimi and Saheed Akolade comes in for Dolapo Gafar.

The rest of the squad is: Endurance Ofem, Kunle Adegbola, Joshua Agunlola, Haruna Thomas, Tope Olayinka, Demola Onikoyi, Lekan Awolowo, Jide Bejide, Segun Olayinka, Emmanuel Okwudili, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Seye Olympio; Coach - Ewa Henshaw.

Nigeria's itinerary in London is: May 2 v Old Thorntonians; May 3 v Gary Palmer's Academy in Oxford; May 4 v Surrey Championship XI; May 10 v Free Foresters at Spencer; May 13 v Combined Services at Aldershot.


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Vikram Maingi on (April 23, 2009, 11:18 GMT)

Hi Tony,

I want to ask exactly what Maehara has asked. Can somebody provide the details of the new division structure from ICC?

Cheers, Vikram

Posted by maehara on (April 16, 2009, 9:49 GMT)

Wait, there are seven WCL divisions now? ICC's site for the tournament is still showing just five - is there a page somewhere with details of the new structure?

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