May 30, 2008, 5:35 AM
As part of raising the standards of the game in the country, The Gambia Cricket Association will commence its women's Cricket Academy this weekend at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.
All categories of female cricketers are expected to converged at the square every Saturday and will engage in training sessions which will also focus on bowling, batting techniques and how to make runs, all geared towards enhancing the promotion of the game.
Johnny Gomez, vice president of The Gambia Cricket Association, said this initiative is to ensure that there are well-structured women's cricket teams and clubs.
He said, " if the women cricketers are ready and determined in the game, a female national team will be set up and will be registered into their first international ICC Cricket tournament in December 2008."
The Gambia Cricket Association, over the years, has been staging a series of Cricket coaching clinics for girls in schools to develop the game at grassroots level.