The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has expressed readiness to join hands with the Nigeria Cricket Federation to develop the game in the country.
He made this known while receiving members of the Federation and the International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday in his office.
“When I received your letter, I did a rough research on Cricket Nigeria and amazingly, I got a lot of information which is really exciting to know that within the Cricket world, Nigeria has found a place and also a voice and to realise that we were going to the World Cup is almost a shot from the blues.
“We have above 38 sporting Federations and Cricket is one of them. I’m happy to see the development of Cricket, how far it has come. The Ministry I’m sure has been supportive, now we have to support them more now that they are World Cup bound”, he urged.
Earlier in his address, the President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation Prof. Yahaya Ukwanya said Cricket had made notable progress in Nigeria in the last two years while stressing the need to find the missing link between education and cricket.