Olumide Akintokun

IMCC Player ProfileFull name:         Olumide Akintokun 
DoB:                  27th April 
Bowling style:  Right Arm Medium
Batting style:   Right hand 
Club debut:      2005
International caps:   7
Jersey Number:  82
Occupation:       Banking

Olu’tokun as fondly called made a relatively late acquaintance with the game. Having not heard about cricket before in his life, his first contact with the game was during his 200 level after his dream of making the 2002 (Nigerian university Games (NUGA) Swimming Team of the University of Ibadan was ended by a muscle injury.
He quickly fell in love with the game and grew in it to make the team for the same NUGA Games, even though he did not get to play any game throughout the competition. This disappointment was what spurred him to spend a lot of time in the nets, making himself a better cricketer.
His hard work paid off when he made the Oyo State team to 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja in 2004. He then received an international call up in 2005 to fulfill his dream of flying the glorious Green-White-Green for his country.
His first venture into the CCC league was with King’s College Old Boy’s Cricket Club, and then he went on the play for Government College Ibadan Old Boy’s Cricket Club. When IMCC came calling, his love for developing young talents prevailed and he heeded the call to play for the team in blue and black strips.
He was captain of the University of Ibadan Cricket Team, and also the IMCC. With his active playing years winding down, he has gradually started to take up more administrative roles in the game. He currently serves on the board of IMCC, and on the board of Oyo State Cricket Association.
He’s the chairman of the Oyo State Chapter of the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers in Nigeria (ACUSN). He’s also the Financial Secretary of the Club Cricket Committee, Lagos.
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