The Indian community residing in Kaduna State said on Monday that they would partner with the state government to promote cricket.
Community Chairman Rama Venkape told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that 30 Indians would soon arrive in Kaduna to help in the development of the game of cricket.
“Cricket is India’s most popular sport. It’s a game that turns strangers into friends and friends into wholesome competitors,” Venkape said.
He noted that Kaduna State had good cricketers with lots of skills but needed more training and support in the game.
“I have seen the way the cricketers are performing in the state, especially the youngsters, and I have to commend them all for their skills.
“But we decided to partner with them by bringing 30 people to come and support and care for them.
“All they need now is more training and support so they can play like their counterparts in advanced countries,” Venkape said.
He said the Indian community wanted to see the Kaduna cricket team inspired and gain more viewership.
The community manager assured that the partnership will bring enormous attention and value to the team of young players in the world’s richest sports market.