In a donation done today at the Prince Of Wales School Cricket ground, the Sierra Leone National Cricket Team popularly known as The Patriots received equipment and uniform presented by the Kent Cricket Club. With support from Sydney Thunder and Mike Pawley in Australia, The Patriots received four pair batting pads, two pair batting gloves, one pair wicket keeping pad, two helmets, two bat, eighteen cones, thirty-two playing shirt, thirty-two playing trousers, eight tight pad, one practice net and two plastic wickets.
Making an opening statement at the presentation, the CEO of the Kent Cricket Club Emmanuel Pessima, said they are happy to extend support to Sierra Leone Cricket Nation team (The Patriots).
Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole the Board Chairman of Kent Cricket Club said they are looking forward to a continued collaboration between Kent and the Sierra Leone Cricket Teams. He also said he is happy with how women's cricket is being promoted. He further wished the team best of luck in their tournament ahead and handed over the donation to the national team Captain.
"I am happy my request for kits is granted by the Kent CEO" said The Patriots Captain Edward George Ngegba. He added that they are going to utilize the kits and make a very good use of them.
Sierra Leone Cricket Association Board Secretary Mr. Daniel Edward Kaylaimbay Koroma extend his gratitude to KCC and said that it is very costly to have a single cricket equipment let alone a full kit, so on their on path they will take good care of the kits and ensure the players upgrade their skill.