The Sierra Leone cricket national team on Thursday September 20 received a major boast from 'A Call To Business & Partners' ahead of the team's journey to the ICC Division II T20 World Cup in South Africa.
The team, which is expected to depart the country on Sunday September 23 for a week training camp in South Africa before the tournament, received a large number of equipment from members of the 'A Call To Business & Partners'.
Before handing over the items to the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA), Managing Director of 'A Call To Business & Partners', Joe Abass Bangura, said they are pleased to make such a donation to SLCA. He noted that their company is a growing community of business people who are there not only to work but to create opportunities and resources to influence in areas of development.
He said their donation is to help spur not only the national team to achieve success but to also help develop the game of cricket in the country.
Chief Executive Officer of the SLCA, Francis Samura, said they are very delighted to receive the donation which he said was timely and will create a huge impact in helping the team achieve success in South Africa.
Board chairman of SLCA, Burnce Coker - who shared similar sentiment as the CEO - added that the donation of the equipment will no doubt have a big impact on the national team's campaign in South Africa.
He said: "We have been looking forward for equipment for a very long time and we are grateful to receive these. We've gone to several tours with only three or four bats but we went on to win those tours. So without doubt with these equipments more laurels await us in the future starting with the forthcoming competition."
Some of the donated items include bats, stumps, pads, balls and others.
The team will head to South Africa on Sunday and start their campaign in the World Cup tournament on October 1 against Mozambique in the morning hours. They will face Tanzania on the same day in the afternoon.