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Kent Cricket Club announced partnership with The Place Hotel

Kent Cricket Club Sierra Leone is delighted to welcome The Place Hotel at Tokeh Beach to the cricket community as its new Official Accommodation Partner.

The new partnership between Kent Cricket Club and The Place Hotel is set to introduce an annual two-day Beach Cricket Festival in February 2018 for cricketers and non-cricketers in High Commissions, Embassies, NGOs, Government ministries, Agencies, Businesses, Companies and clubs to form teams to play cricket at the beach.

As part of the partnership, The Place Hotel will be the exclusive host to the Beach Cricket and part of their sponsorship to the event they will provide a traditional cricket lunch and tea for all participants. As well as offering discounted room rates to encourage participants to stay at the resort.

Emmanuel Pessima, Chief Executive Officer at Kent Cricket Club, said, “This is an exciting time for Kent Cricket Club and we are delighted to be aligned with an international brand based in Sierra Leone The Place Hotel. The club believes this will be an enormously beneficial partnership for the coming years.”

"Kent Cricket Club is committed to providing opportunities for men and women of all ages to participate in cricket matches, regardless of their background or ability. Beach Cricket provides a fun-filled experience for beginners, amateurs and professionals alike”, the KCC CEO affirmed. The enthusiastic CEO, Pessima confirmed that registration for the tournament will be done online at the Kent Cricket Club website And it is expected to commence on Friday 1st December 2017. Mark Maughan, Guest Services and Events Manager at The Place Hotel, asserted that Beach Cricket is great fun and it will be a great opportunity to the participating teams to play a terrific sport in a beautiful surrounding. Maughan remarked: “It’s an exciting event which will attract a lot of people to the resort. The competition will be great fun and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beauty of Tokeh Beach”.

“Any event which brings people together can have a big impact on Sierra Leone and if it proves to be successful and continues to grow then perhaps 2019 the competition may attract tourists from overseas to enter a team”, he said. Maughan noted that The Place at Tokeh Beach welcomes all cricket lovers to celebrate and enjoy what the resort has to offer whilst participating in a new and exciting event - the Beach Cricket Competition. The Place is Sierra Leone's premier beach resort, offering the perfect location for a weekend getaway or group retreat. Their range of luxurious suites, beachside restaurant and fully equipped conference centre ensure that all needs are catered for. Visit their website on

Meanwhile, cricketers are eager to play the much anticipated Beach Cricket for the first time, saying it will give them the chance to sell the image about the sport by showcasing what the game is all about to those who will be witnessing it play for the first time.

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