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Organisers pick December 11 for Club Cricket Committee League flag-off

By Alex Monye
07 December 2021   |   3:35 am
Organisers of the Club Cricket Committee League have disclosed that the 2021/2022 edition of the competition will flag off on December 11 at the University of Lagos and CMS Grammar School pitches.

Organisers of the Club Cricket Committee League have disclosed that the 2021/2022 edition of the competition will flag off on December 11 at the University of Lagos and CMS Grammar School pitches.

Teams for the league are drawn from Lagos, Delta, Oyo and Ogun states, among others.

The 2021/2022 CCC League, which comprises games in the divisions one and two, is being sponsored by Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Eti-Osa II Constituency.

The division one teams are Rocks of Abeokuta, Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association, Government College Ughelli, Foundation CC and Lagos Asians CC.

Others are Rising Stars CC, Federal Government Warri Old Students CC, Ibeju Lekki CC 1 and 1004 Stars CC.

The battles in division two will feature St Gregory’s College Club 1, St Gregory’s Cricket Club 2 and Ibadan Metropolitan CC.

Other teams in division two are Pioneers CC, Igbobi College CC, Island Titans CC and Ibeju Lekki CC 2.

Unveiling the league’s calendar in Lagos at the weekend, Chairman, Club Cricket Committee League, Akin Denton, said the competition would be keenly contested, adding that it promises to give fans and lovers of cricket opportunity to enjoy what they love best.

“The competition will run from December to April and we will embrace the best standard internationally,” Denton noted.

Also speaking at the event, Yishawu, who was represented by Kofi Sagoe, chairman of the Lagos State Cricket Association, said he was happy to sponsor the league because cricket is a gentleman’s game and character builder.

“We want to use the opportunity to help to divert the attention of Nigerian youths to something positive and the game of cricket is a gentleman’s game they will definitely benefit from,” he said.