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India reiterates support to cricket development in Nigeria

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Abhay Thakur, India’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, has reiterated his country’s continued commitment to support cricket development in Nigeria.

Thakur stated this on Monday on the sidelines of the just concluded North Central one-day Cricket Invitational at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The Diplomat, who witnessed the final match between Kwara and the FCT, lauded the efforts of all stakeholders in developing the game.

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“I am very impressed and happy to see so many players and stakeholders involved in cricket. This is unique and we must not underestimate the importance of the game at the state level.

“In India, we have the Ranji trophy at the state level, so it is good to see that cricket is developing strongly at the grassroots level in Nigeria.

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“Under the umbrella of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the commonwealth framework, we are ready and will continue to support the game in Nigeria.

“We are happy to recall that via this framework, two Nigerians, Miracle Imimole and Joshua Sunday, have received a cricket training opportunity at the cricket academy in Bengaluru, India.

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”We are happy to associate with Nigeria and we will do more,’’ Thakur said


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