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Sports News | Jan 27, 2005

ICC accredits Ghana-trained Gambian

Daily Observer
ICC accredits Ghana-trained Gambian

Johnny Gomez, vice president and coordinator of the Gambia Cricket Association (GCA), has been accredited International Cricket Coach (ICC), after successfully completing a cricket course in Ghana.

Johnny is the first Gambian to achieve such a status in the history of cricket in the country.

Asked to comment on his new honour, Johny said: “It means that I am more equipped to handle cricket jobs on the ground. The course lasted three days, but it was a packed one. It covered all aspects of the game. This is the first time ICC has conducted such a course in West Africa. The knowledge I gained will help me train coaches to train cricketers, especially within the school system.”

Johnny disclosed that a cricket training course would be organised for school teachers around the end of February. Meanwhile, George Greywoode, a member of the GCA, also attended a three- day batsman and coaching clinic in Ghana last month.

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