continues its steady rise in international cricket with its recent change of
status from an affiliate to associate member of the international cricket body.
The country is now ranked tenth position out of twenty-two cricket nations on the continent. This development came following successful implementation of grass root programs by The Gambia Cricket Association.
Reacting to the development, the president of The Gambia Cricket Association Johny Gomez expressed delight but emphasized the serious attention given to development programs by the association.
“I am happy that we are now at position ten out of twenty-two countries on the continent in youth programs. This came as a result of the importance we attached to our development programs. We have been sending log sheets and score sheets. Everything we are doing they get a record of it. This is really a plus for us”.
Meanwhile Coach Mbye Dumbuya has selected a thirty man squad ahead of the tournament in South Africa in August. The team will be trim down to fifteen after the final selection. He expressed optimism ahead of the competition and urged the players to live up to expectation.
“I am hopeful that The Gambia will not only be a participant, we hope to compete and make our nation proud. I therefore urge the players to rise to the bait in other for them to be part of the final selection”.
In another development, the president of the Gambia Cricket Association Johny Gomez has also been appointed as the North-West Africa Director replacing Beresford Coker of Sierra Leone. He is in charge of Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Mali, Cape Verde and Morocco.