The Indian Cricket Team, ‘Friend Warriors’ on Sunday defeated Gambia Port Authority, GPA, to book second place in the ongoing ‘T10 Domestic Cricket Tournament’, as Brikama FC tops the league.
On a sunny Sunday at the MRC Cricket grounds, GPA came close to securing second position in the league after defeating the ‘Saints Boys’ of Banjul; they would now have to fight for third position in their subsequent encounter.
Speaking to TAT Sports shortly after the game, Ousman Bah, Team Captain for Gambia Port Authority, hints at their loss due to a lack of proper training.
“We played two games today, and we lost and won one. But, anyway, it is part of the game. Sometimes, it is win and lose. You have to accept it in good faith. Today’s performance was 50 percent because we do not have enough training. It is not easy. We play weekend games. If we are to have a match, we will call each other, ‘Boy, tomorrow we have a game.’ If we were having enough training, we can come and perform, but if you are not having enough training, it’s difficult to have the performance needed in the game,” he said
Meanwhile, the Captain of the Indian ‘Friend Warriors’ Team, Sumit, said they are optimistic about going to the final after defeating GPA.
“Today’s match was good. We have very good ballers. Our performance is going well. We are looking forward to the final. I think GCA should be organizing such tournaments to give us support. I see that mostly football has been supported here in Gambia. The same support should also be given to cricket. We are hoping for more tournaments in MRC, Banjul, or anywhere. We are always ready to play because we Indians like cricket too much; it is in our blood. We can play anywhere, anytime,” he told TAT.
The Gambia Cricket Association organizes the tournament in which the third runner-up will go home with D10 000, the second runner-up will go home with D15,000, 000 and the winning team will go home with D25,000.