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Farafenni Barracks introduced to basic cricket

Jan 31, 2020, 2:30 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The Gambia Cricket Association (GCA) over the weekend introduced the game of cricket to the Farafenni Barracks.

The three-day training program on the basics of cricket was held at the Farafenni barracks, organized by The Gambia Cricket Association.

The training which brought together 63 participants under the 2nd Infantry Battalion was aimed at involving the security personnel into the game of cricket.

 The training program was on two aspects, as 46 security officials were trained on fielding, batting and bowling, while 17 were trained on umpiring and scoring.

Speaking during the training, Captain Baboucarr Ngum said the involvement of 2nd Infantry Battalion was overwhelming, saying he will include cricket in the sporting events of their camps.

He went on to thank the camp Commander and participants for their cooperation during the training program.

Lt. Abdoulie Jallow, a participant said “I am very happy to learn about cricket and found the game to be very interesting.’’

According to him, training them about the game will give them the opportunity to be more exposed about it. He concluded by thanking the association and urged them to be organising more training.