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Governor Ambode Receives ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy In Lagos

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The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has received the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy at the statehouse in Alausa, Ikeja, Naija News understands.

The trophy, which has been on a global tour of cities ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup taking place in the United Kingdom in June, arrived in Nigeria through Abuja on Monday, February 11, before making its way to Lagos on Tuesday.

The governor said, “I think a lot of people don’t understand cricket deeply because it has a lot of values that can be learnt from it. As a former cricketer, which I played way back in secondary school, I appreciate the game and I look forward to seeing more young people learn from the game.”

Governor Ambode said he was pleased that the International Cricket Council chose Lagos as the only state apart from the Federal Capital that hosted Cricket’s most prized silverware in the country.

“It is indeed an honour to be the only governor to host the Trophy in the country,” he said.

Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Professor Yahaya Ukwenya described Lagos as the “Cricket Capital” of Nigeria.

He added that the support from the state was one of the reasons that earned the federation the commendations that encouraged the international body to select Nigeria as one of the three destination countries for the Trophy Tour in Africa.


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am