By Ijeoma Okigbo
Team Kwara on Sunday won the North-Central One-Day Cricket Invitational Tournament.
Kwara defeated Team FCT by 21 runs in the final of the four-team tournament at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
They won the toss and chose to bat, scoring 72 runs, with four wickets out in 10 overs in the first innings.
FCT came on chase in the second innings and scored 51 runs, with five wickets out, also in 10 overs.
Abolarin Rasheed, captain of the Kwara team and Man-of-the-Match, later said the victory was not a surprise to the team.
“We are very excited about the victory. But it did not come as a surprise to us.
“This is because we are always training, whether we have competition or not.
“This has been a challenging competition, but we thank God we made it,” Rasheed said.
Speaking also, Emeka Onyeama, the Chairman of FCT Cricket Association, said the game of cricket was being revived in the FCT.
“What you have seen here today (Sunday) is to let the world know that cricket is back to the FCT.
“COVID-19 affected our programmes, but thankfully we are back and I say FCT is home for cricket,” Onyeama added.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Cricket Club of Abuja (CCA) and Team Plateau also participated in the event. (NAN)