Cameroon celebrates ICC Centenary with symbolic match
Tue, Jul 7, 2009 5:31 PM
Cameroon held its ICC Centenary Celebrations with a gala cricket match pitting the Cameroon Cricket Selection against the Commonwealth Selection which is based in the country.
The event, which was originally scheduled for 26 April, 2009, took place on Sunday, 3 May owing to heavy rains on the earlier scheduled day.
The event was a double ceremony for Cameroon as it was also part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Commonwealth. The events organization was therefore spearheaded by the Cameroon’s Ministry of External Relations - Commonwealth Department, the Ministry of Sports and the Cameroon Cricket Federation (FECACRICKET).
The day was marked with a very symbolic ten-over match which saw Cameroon beating the Commonwealth Selection by 27 runs.
The Commonwealth Selection constituted of diverse citizens from Commonwealths countries based in Cameroon including United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Jamaica, India and Pakistan.
The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E Syd Madicott, and diplomats from other High Commissions also participated in the match.
Other personalities present at the event included the Minister of Sports personal representative, Cyprien Fondufe; Director of Commonwealth Department, Felix Mbayu; CEO Mahima - the biggest India Supermaket in Cameroon, pressmen and a huge crowd of enthusiastic spectators with the event also given wide media coverage.