Lime Line, one of the renowned internet service providers in Sierra Leone, the prime sponsor for the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) on Wednesday September 4th 2013 doles over Le9 Million Leones to the Kent Cricket Club (KCC)
The money was given for the inaugural “pairs cricket” competition for U-12 boys and girls which has been slated for 6-14 September 2013 and the competition will be played in Prince of Wales and St Edwards Secondary School grounds. The theme for the tournament is”Catch them young”.
(Photo: R-L: Limeline Managing Director, Foday Sankoh presenting the cheque to Kent CEO, Emmanuel Pessima)
Handing over the cheque to the CEO of the club Emmanuel Pessima at the Limeline Office at Howe Street in Freetown, the Managing Director of Lime line Foday Sankoh said “it is a unique privilege for his company to participate in the development of youth involved in sport. ‘we want to help them to realize their dreams as sport personnel.”
“He maintained that he was impressed with the bold step taken by Kent Cricket Club to organized pair cricket competition for the first time in the history of the game in Sierra Leone. He guaranteed that the company is ready to support the club for the success of the competition. He called on internet users to utilize Lime line services which will enable the company to contribute immensely to promote cricket in the country”.
The Chief Executive Officer of Kent Club Emmanuel Pessima upon receiving the cheque lauded Lime line for its generosity. He said the money would be used for its intended purpose. He explained that the rules for this tournament are very simple, placing the emphasis on fun and fellowship and encouraging young people to take up the game adding that there are six participating teams, all named after individuals who have supported the development of cricket in Sierra Leone. Abdul Tejan-Cole (Sierra Leone) Stuart Bentham (United Kingdom) , Peter Wellings (United Kingdom), Mark Demos (United State of America, Darren Talbot (United Kingdom) and Martin Michael (Sierra Leone)’.
Games will be played on a round robin basis in the group stage, culminating in a grand final and a third place play off. UK based Twenty 20 Cricket Company, a proud partner of the Kent Cricket Club, has provided 45 medals plus 10 trophies for the tournament.
The tournament will start 10 am with three matches playing simultaneously; Mark Demos Vs Martin Michael at the Prince of Wales School Field 1, Peter Wellings Vs Abdul Tejan-Cole will played at St Edwards School Field and Stuart Bentham Vs Darren Talbot. The second set of three matches will start at 2pm while the third set of matches will be played at 4 pm in the three venues.