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Obuasi Cricket Festival: Over 100 Kids Participate In The Maiden Edition

The Ashanti Regional Cricket Association has organized a Cricket Festival in the Ashanti Region.

The one-day event was organized to revamp and re-energize active cricket in the gold city under the Ashanti Region Cricket Association.

The Cricket Oval at the KNUST Obuasi campus was filled with thrills, excitement, and fun amidst learning as the maiden edition of the Obuasi Cricket Festival successfully took off with over 100 participants.

The Festival saw 54 boys and 46 girls registering to participate, while several others, joined the fun from the football field.

With the youngest being 6 years and the oldest being 17 years, coaches took participants through the various catching drills, bowling, and batting intermittently for 2 hours, before a demonstration match by the coaches and a few participants who have been introduced to Cricket.

There was massive support from the Underground Mining Alliance (UMA), some passionate cricket lovers as well the Ghana Cricket Association.

Senior national men’s Cricket team captain, Samson Kwesi Awe Awiah, who was there to support the initiative said that the impact on participants was massive.

Rhyda Ofori Amanfo, captain of the senior national women’s cricket team and organizer of this festival also said, it will be an annual event, to ensure Cricket picks its glory days in Obuasi and Ghana.

Other female cricket national players; the likes of Rashidatu Salia, Kate Awuah, Miriam Eshun, Cynthia Konadu Ankobea, and Ellen Otu Asante helped train the kids.

The kids who participated in the Festival also shared their experience. Cricket Coaches, Prince Jula, Peter, Prince Obeng Manu, Dennis Amponsah, Maajah Mohammed, and national coach Obed Harvey were there to support the event.

Story by Isaac Mortey – Sports Desk

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