Cricket: Nigeria To Receive T20 World Cup Trophy


Nigeria has been named as one of the three African countries that Cricket most prized Silverware; the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup would be making a stopover ahead of this year’s championship.

The trophy is expected to arrive in Abuja on Tuesday, August 29, where it would be received by the board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation before being handed to the newly appointed Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh.

The trophy would be in Lagos on Wednesday, August 30, and would be received by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and also be on public display at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval, the game’s most revered ground in the country.

NCF president, Uyi Akpata, said the second coming of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy to the country is a testament to the strides of Nigerian cricket in the last five years.

Nigeria has won four global developmental awards between 2019 and 2023, including qualifying for its first World Cup in 2019.

This year, Nigeria was named the winner for 100 per cent Female Cricket Initiative of the Year Global Award. This was on the back of a successful girl-child campaign in Zamfara State which yielded over 20, 000 entrants in 2022.

Nigeria’s Women’s senior team, the Female Yellow Greens also won the NCF Women’s T20i Invitational Tournaments for the first time this year after hosting it for four years.

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