By Akanimo Kufre
The 13th Biennial Nigeria Police Games tagged “Uyo 2022” will feature Cricket officially as a scoring game as the game begins Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
This was confirmed by the host Police Command spokesperson, Odiko MacDons.
“We are participating in Cricket as a game. It is one out of the two new games introduced into the 13th Biennial Nigeria Police Games holding in Uyo,” Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom State command, MacDons said.
Cricket has recently been recognised as the fastest growing sports in the country. Its inclusion in the Police Games marks another milestone achievement for the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF), headed by Uyi Akpata.
The NCF had since dispatched her Technical Director, Joseph Eshua to guide organizers in the games rudimentary success.
Meanwhile, the NCF Technical Director, Eshua has confirmed that Nine Zonal commands have indicated presence in the Male category while four commands registered their female cricket teams. The cricket game format will be Six- aside.
As at Monday afternoon, Eshua visited venues in Uyo to give assistance as the participating police team conducted training at Cornelia Connelly College, Uyo. It is however uncertain if the cricket games will be taking place at the popular Community Comprehensive School Ground, Four Towns, Uyo.