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Female Yellow Greens begin camping

Nigeria’s female senior cricket team, the Female Yellow Greens, have intensified their preparations ahead of the 2024 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers which will be played in Uganda from December 7 to 18, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

ICC T20 Women’s World Cup is scheduled between September and October 2024 in Bangladesh.

The team on Monday began closed camping activities at one of the high-performance centres of the Nigeria Cricket Federation in Benin City, Edo State where they will play several friendly matches against selected sides before going into the final phase of their preparations.

Eighteen players are currently taking part in coach Leke Oyede’s training programme as they jostle for 14 slots as well as two standby positions for the qualifiers in Uganda.

“We all arrived on Sunday and we began training earnestly with the essential components. The essence of this camp is to prepare the girls adequately for the forthcoming competition in Uganda,” coach Oyede told our correspondent.

“Specifically, we are working on their physical fitness, game knowledge and awareness, mental health and skill work. Also, we will play a couple of friendlies with a selected side,” he added.

Nigeria will battle Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia and two others from the Division Two qualifiers as the top two teams will progress to the World Cup.

The Female Yellow Greens made a good start to the year by winning the NCF Women’s T20i in March and also showed character at the Kwibuka tournament in Rwanda

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