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Cricket Association to honour veterans

Sep 22, 2010, 2:28 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambian Cricket Veterans will be honoured by The Gambia Cricket Association at the ceremony marking the association's Veterans Day in December, according to GCA President Johnny Gomez.

The oldest and best cricketers as well as all cricket captains will be honoured at the same occasion in appreciation of their contributions in Gambian Cricket.

Veteran players, such as Alagie O.B. Conateh, Abdou Dandeh Njie, Badou Jasseh, Sonny Manly Rawlings, Pierre Shyngle, Jim Jagne, Seneme (former Super Eagle guitarist), Tijan Jobe, Babou Njie, Nana Grey Johnson, and Bishop Tilewa Johnson, are expected to participate in the event.

Cricket was one of the most popular games in the country in the 50s but the game has over the years witnessed a decline in number of players as football and athletics took over.

Recently, the Gambia Cricket Association, headed by Johnny Gomez, is set on reviving the game and has succeeded so far in bringing a lot of young players in the various national teams, such as U-13, 19 and the national cricket team.

As part of efforts in bringing back veteran cricketers in the game, a veteran cricket club has been introduced by the Cricket Association at its ongoing national 5-team cricket league.