Obuasi cricket festival 2024 aims to make a sport a household name.

Obuasi cricket festival 2024 aims to make a sport a household name.

With the successful hosting of the ‘Obuasi Cricket Festival’ in June 2023, the Organizers of the event; which seeks to teach the young ones between the ages of 8 and 15 how to play the gentleman’s game, have registered over 540 children from several communities and schools in Obuasi for the second edition.

This year’s festival which began on Monday, June 24, runs through to Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the KNUST, Obuasi campus Cricket Oval from 1:30pm to 4pm each day, with the last day (Saturday) being matches from 9am to 4pm.

As impactful as the one-day maiden edition was, with over 100 participants, several children expressed the desire to learn the game and be part of a pool of talented male and female cricketers in Ghana.

Coaches and national cricket players alike gathered with softball batting equipment and were ready to impact the knowledge of batting and bowling into the participants who were oriented briefly before the day’s event.

Rhyda Ofori Amanfo, Senior National Women’s Cricket Team Captain and organizer for the event says cricket will be popular in Obuasi.
“My expectation for the year is to make cricket extremely popular in Obuasi. 
We are not leaving anyone out and it is going to be an inclusive program for the people in Obuasi. As I say every day, ‘Obuasi will own up Cricket in Ghana’ in some years to come. Lots of cricket activities are in the pipeline for Obuasi.”
With sponsorship from Underground Mining Alliance (UMA), the Obuasi Municipal Assembly, Ghana Mine Workers Union, Toni-B Drinking Water, and partners Obuasi Cricket Academy, the 6-day event is expected to be fun-filled with growing numbers.

The intended annual event with expected growth in numbers and development every year, is targeted at getting as many as possible to learn the sport, have continuous practice, and become national assets. It is also to make the Cricket a household name in Obuasi. 
Source: #TalksenseSports 
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