ICC chief executive Glenwright arrives in Nigeria tomorrow — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
The Chief Development Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), William Glenwright, is due to travel to Nigeria from tomorrow until Wednesday, the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) has announced.
According to the NCF, Glenwright will have a series of meetings with stakeholders while in Nigeria and will also visit some of the cricket facilities in the country.
NCF Chief Executive Emeka Igwilo said the appointment hinged on the many developments in Nigerian cricket and the strategic role the country plays in the regional growth of the game.
“We are delighted to welcome ICC’s Director of Global Development, William Glenwright, who will travel to Lagos, Edo and Abuja. Right from the design stage, it is above all a work visit, which cements our development effort even more. We also hope to leverage his presence to present and deepen the plans with stakeholders,” he said.
The game has seen a boom in the country with Nigeria winning two development awards in the last three years including 2022 where NCF was declared the winner of the ICC Cricket For Good and Social Initiative award.
The NCF also set a recruiting goal of 250,000 new players across the country and, in a number of states, worked with the school system to reach more students.
“Also in the region, we are involved in some facility developments in Ghana, where our gardeners are supporting the Ghana Cricket Federation in upgrading their grounds to meet the international standard required for hosting the African Games in 2023, where cricket was approved to board,” he added.
Glenwirght’s visit complements the country’s hosting of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Division 2 Qualifiers taking place in Abuja from 30 September to 9 October 2020.