IMCC is at it again!
Nigerian U19 Cricket Team is going into this ICC U-19 Africa World Qualifier as the defending champions and that puts a lot of attention on the team. But the plan of the Junior “Yellow-Green is to take every game on its merit.
The team, arrived in the early hours of 28, September 2021, having flown in from Harare, Zimbabwe, where it had been on a 10-day pre-tournament tour ahead of the championship, whose winner will fill the last of the continent’s spot at the ICC U-19 Cricket Championship in 2022.
In the Nigerian squad are: Captain Boniface Oche, Prosper Useni, Ridwanulahi Mohammed, Victor Ipoli, Destiny Chilemanya, Nzube Nwokike, Ridwan Kareem, Lukman Kofoworola, Joshua Sunday, Talabi Odunayo, Paul Pam, Huzaifa Abdulsalam, Theophilus Jeremiah, Isaac Onyemgba, Udekwe Chiemelie and Elochukwu Ndubudem.
The winner of the qualifying series will take up the African spot at the 2022 U-19 Cricket World Cup scheduled for West Indies. South Africa and Zimbabwe have already booked their spots at the event along with 13 other teams.
One of the most promising players to look out for is IMCC vice Captain, Talabi Odunayo. The prolific IMCC groomed batsman and medium pace bowler is not only just a key players but a player with a great leadership qualities.
IMCC in the last few decades has produced key players in both the Senior and Junior national team, Chima Akachukwu, Sulaimon Runsewe and Olayinka Elijah Olaleye to mention but few were all produced from the this great esteemed Institution.