The Ghana Cricket Association has released a 16-man squad for the Nigeria Cricket Federation’s Women’s T20 International Tournament slated for Lagos from March 26 through to April 4, 2022.
The squad which has players drawn from the 4 senior Women Cricket teams at the recently ended Ashanti Women’s T20 league has 5 players from Tutuka Queens, 4 players from Pomposo Royals, 4 from Royal Batters, and 3 from White Hawks.
The Team will be led by Manager, Mariam Ibrahim, Head Coach Obed Harvey, with support from Williams Kanchoba to the tournament which will be played at the Tafawa Balewa Square.
The squad which will be trimmed to a final 14 has Rhyda Amanfo Ofori (Pomposo Royals), Fati Bawa (Tutuka Queens), Rozabel Asumadu (Tutuka Queens), Ivy Kyerewaa Yeboah (Pomposo Royals), and Janet Alaare (Pomposo Royals).
Others who made the squad include Kate Awauh (White Hawks), Elizabeth Annor (Royal Batters), Emmanuella Nyaaba (Royal Batters), Felicia Serwaa (Pomposo Royals), and Emma Abdulai (Tutuka Queens).
The rest are Ellen Otu Asante (White Hawks), Grace Adiabey (White Hawks), Rashidatu Salia (Royal Batters), Beatrice Oduro (Tutuka Queens), Miriam Eshun (Tutuka Queens), and Cynthia Ankobea Konadu (Royal Batters).
The GCA has invited all the players to a 1-week residential camping at GIMPA from Saturday, March 19, and train at the Achimota Cricket Oval, till they depart to Lagos on Saturday, March 26.
They are expected to enhance their preparations after the senior’s T20 league which ended on March 13.
Ghana is paired in Group B with host Nigeria and Gambia, while Group A has Rwanda, Cameroon and Sierra Leone.
Having participated in the NWACC championship in 2015 and 2018, the Team hopes to lay their hands on their first trophy in Lagos, after placing 3rd in Gambia (2015) and runners up in Ghana (2018).
Definitely, Women’s Cricket is seeing a rapid rise and nothing but the ultimate is expected from the Team as their goal is to become the most competitive side.