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ICC Congratulates Ghana

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated the senior national cricket team for being the only African country to qualify for the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 7 held in Samoa last month.

 

 

This was made known in a speech read on behalf of the ICC by the Chairman of the Africa Cricket Association (ACA), Mr. Cassim Suliman at the annual awards and dinner night organized by the ACA.

 

The speech also commended the participating countries and officials for helping the ICC and the ACA to organize a successful tournament without any incidents and protest.

 


“This means the game has improved in your various countries and we wish it continues the same in other to make cricket an attractive game more than football” the ICC added.

 

 The Chairman of the host stadium Eastern Cricket Union, Mr. Andrew George Orkona, also applauded the ACA for the successful organization and also commended the winning team for a good work done.
He also urged the various countries to go back and use whatever lessons they have learnt from the tournament to grow the sport in their respective countries.

 


During the awards time, Ghana took three ‘Man of the Match’ awards out of the 20 matches played. Obed Harvey took two while Samson Ayeh also took one. They were awarded with a medal.

 


Seychelles took the Developed Team while Zambia’s Benson Mwita Nyaikimi also took the Best Bowler of the tournament. Ghana’s Obed Harvey was adjudged the Best Batsman of the tournament with a score of 224 and was awarded with a trophy and a medal.

 

The Best Player of the tournament went to Karabo Modise from Botswana, he was also awarded with a trophy and a medal. Tanzania came second while Botswana came first.
The event was witnessed by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Parker Allotey and the President of the Ghana Hockey Association, Oko Niikoi Dzani.

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