He said: “You were selected based on performance standards. To ensure you have a good tour with the national team you have to go the extra mile to improve your physical ability and technical know-how in the area of bowling, batting and fielding.”
Prominent names amongst the 14 players are; Captain Lansana Lamin, Bami Williams, Emmanuel Kamara and Mohamed Khan. Youngsters; George Edward Ngegba and John Bangura all got the nod.
Sierra Leone will start their campaign in the competition against Ghana on April 7th before taking on Zambia the following day.
The team will also face Nigeria on 11th April before taking on Botswana and Tanzania respectively.
The six nations; Botswana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia tournament will be played under the 50 over format structure with the winner gaining promotion to the next stage of World Cricket.
The full list of selected players are: John Bangura - Opening batman, George Edward Ngegba - Opening batsman and Spinner, Ibrahim Kamara - Opening batsman and medium pace bowler, Yegbeh Jalloh - Opening batsman and wicket keeper, Emmanuel Kamara - Opening batsman, Lansana Lamin (Captain) - Middle order batsman and fast pace bowler, Mohamed Khan - Middle order batsman and spinner
Solomon Williams-Middle order batsman and swing bowler, Ishmail Komba - Middle other batsman and medium pace bowler Mohamed Mansaray-Middle order batsman and wicket keeper, Bami Williams - Opening swing bowler, Julius Brewa - Opening batsman and wicket keeper, Abass Gbla - Middle order batsman and swing bowler and Olu Compagnie-Coker - Middle order batsman.