Over 25 females cricketers have been divided into three teams; Grace Jenner Wright, Grace Brown and Kadijah Fofana has they will all battle at the Kingtom Ovals from March 5-20.
He said: “The teams were given those names in honour of the late female players and officials. We recently lost an all-rounder Kadijah Fofana which is why named one of the team after her name, the same for the late Grace Brown.”
The tournament will commence with team Kadijah Fofana taking on Grace Jenner Wright in the morning whiles team Grace Brown will face Kadijah Fofana on the second match of the day.
In related development, the SLCA technical department over the weekend held three training matches as they put the national team best batsmen against the leading bowlers.
In the first T20 match, the batsmen scored 120 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.Opening batman, Abubakarr kamara top scored with 39 runs of 38 balls, Ishmael Komba registered 12 runs in 9 balls whiles Balowa Mansaray made 12 runs. The pick of the bowlers was Abass Gbla who took four wickets for 14 runs.
In the second match, the batsmen got in the mood to attack the bowlers with Emmanuel Kamara and Abubakarr Kamara both shared a partnership of 70 runs. Abubakarr dominated by scoring 46 runs and Emmanuel scored 35 runs. Jacob Mansaray scored 27 runs in 16 balls. Ishmael Komba scored 13 runs in 7 balls and Ibrahim Kabia scored 12 runs in 6 balls. The only bowler who survived the onslaught was Derrick Williams secured 3 wickets in 4 overs and 13 runs. The batsmen scored 156 for 6 wickets in 20 overs.