The Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) has reached an agreement with Africa’s leading cricket media organisation, The Middlestump, to host a virtual cricket series, tagged “Africa Cricket Roundtable”, to premiere today via Twitter. The platform, according to Tayo Solowe, founder of The Middlestump, is set to aggregate thoughts on the game’s issues, perspectives and growth by engaging stakeholders from different parts of the continent. “The Nigerian Cricket Federation has certainly been a leading example of what is possible in growing and creating innovative systems for the continent. Rwanda has also shown brilliant event planning, logistics management and talent development. Uganda, Botswana, Ghana and Kenya also have unique stories to tell. “We are working to build a platform where notes on all of these unique stories can be told and shared for adoption in the most cost-effective way for the growth of the game.” Sowole said NCF has been a worthy partner, not only because The Middlestump’s operations are located in the country, but because the current leadership is very welcoming and fluid. “I think what Uyi Akpata has brought to the administration of cricket goes beyond Nigeria, we need a platform where other African countries can benefit from him. But, most importantly, to get other countries to also share their interesting journey for everyone”. The inaugural edition of the event is scheduled to run on “Twitter Space” at @themiddlestump2 and @CricketNigeria drives at 1:00pm (local time). The theme is ‘Development Opportunities for Cricket in Africa’. The list of panelists for the inaugural event includes Nigerian Cricket Federation President Uyi Akpata; Development Officer, ICC Africa, Justine Ligyalingi; the Women’s Representative, Uganda Cricket Board, Rita Tinka; Co-founder, CricHeroes, Meet Shah; Assistant Coach, Cricket Germany, Ladi Sonaike and Founder, The Middlestump, Sowole. Sowole said that in addition to the panelists, a good number of executives running cricket across the continent will also join the roundtable. “We believe this series will help a number of partners better understand their development goals and foster a partnership that will help fuel the sustainable growth of the game across the continent,” he said. Read More Related Sport News Here What do you think about this; NCF partners with The Middlestump on Africa Cricket Roundtable | Newslodge Nigeria News Let’s hear your opinion in the comment below!