CRICKET: Nigeria Women’s National Team Set For Bilateral Series Return Leg Against Rwanda

The Nigeria National Women’s Cricket Team AKA “Female Yellow Greens” will leave the shores of the country on 2nd September 2019 for the return leg of the bilateral series against Rwanda.

The women’s team which have been in camp for the last 30 days and have gone through a series of selection process, will look to repeat the success on home soil when Rwanda visited earlier in January.

The Federation’s commitment to the growth and development of Women Cricket in the country have seen more involvement both at local and international stages.

In January 2018, Nigeria participated in the international friendly invitation series hosted in Ghana where they emerged 3rd position and in 2018, for the first time in history, Women’s Cricket also featured in the National Sports Festival which took place in Abuja.

In May 2019, Nigeria also made a debut appearance at the women’s world cup qualifier in Zimbabwe and finished in 5th position.

Nigeria hosted her first international women’s tournament when Rwanda National Women’s team visited from the 23rd – 30th January 2019 where Nigeria emerged 3-2 winners of the 5 match series. Since then, there have been changes to the team which sees 5 new players making their debuts for the country.

The return leg of the bilateral series will feature 5 Twenty20 matches over 5 days from 3rd to 7th September 2019.