The tournament would have been the second edition of the Limeline U-12 boys and girls cricket championship and was expected to take place this September.
A statement from the head of Media, Bockarie Alieu reads: “Kent Cricket Club (KCC), Sierra Leone has postponed this year’s annual Limeline U-12 Cricket Championship until further notice.
KCC in collaboration with their partners is using the time to send this message to everyone in Sierra Leone that Ebola is real and to prevent it, people must wash their hands with soap, chlorine and Dettol continuously. They should stop shaking hands and avoid body contact.
The club has also stopped all their grassroots cricket program and school training activities including the American International School of Freetown in Sierra Leone.”
Alieu further revealed that the tournament will start immediately after the Ebola outbreak has been eradicated.
He said: “We will also start with coaching in schools and donations of kits to schools backed by the allocation of academic scholarships to 40 Primary and Secondary School children.”
“Limeline Pure Internet has said that they will continue supporting Kent Cricket Club once life returns to normal, and assured the KCC of their sponsorship at all times.”