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Kaduna Cricket Association kicks over disqualification of players at Youth Games

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The Kaduna State Cricket Association on Tuesday kicked against the disqualification of its players at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin.

Head Coach of the Association, Joe Oche-Onoja, condemned the disqualification in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Kaduna.

Oche-Onoja expressed surprise at the players’ disqualification based on age, adding that the association had been training with the kids ahead of the competition.

“I have been working with these players, I know their ages.

“I am not a cheat and cannot present over-age players for the competition, because I know the consequences,” he said.

According to the coach, the youth games organisers might have been deliberately targeting the team which had won gold back to back in previous editions of the games.

“We have won gold medals back to back at the Youth Games, and cannot be disqualified just like that because of over-age players.

“There is no trophy in cricket in this country that we have not won, and we have not experienced disqualification until this year.

“I am very surprised to see them being disqualified because these players are gold medalists.

“If they doubt us, they would have come to the club and see how younger kids are training on the pitch.

“We cannot train players and then come and be screened out for nothing sake; it shows they have something against us.” 

KSS/FLP/MZA

Edited by Folorunso Poroye/Maharazu Ahmed

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