Mali Country Cricket Tournament: - Report of the 9th Edition of the 2017 Inter-School and University Tournament.
From April 15 through May 20 2017, Mali Cricket Federation held the 9th edition of its traditional school tournamant « Tournoi Urbain SANGARE » TUS. Eleven (11) teams regrouped in 4 sections took part into the event:
U15: Kariba Mixte (Kariba BOITE),Titans (Kalanso), 1008 logements Cricketers, Pharaons (Kariba BOITE).
This edition was particularly memorable in the sense that three new team representing some communities took part. Most importantly, our federation took care of the school fees of the man of the tournament for next year.
U16: Phoenix (Kariba BOITE), NEHEMIE (Katibougou), Titans Juniors (Kalanso) Yirimadio Cricketers Team Boys.
U19 Men: ToutCouleur, Black Panthers, Dream Team Junior (University). While the U19 played T20, the U16 and the U15 played 15 overs. Each team played in robin format and the teams with most points in the end won the championship.
Closing ceremony :
The event was largely covered by the media especially the government daily newspaper L’ESSOR, and several private newspapers and local radio stations such as Le Républicain, l’Indépendant, les Echos, VOA … The sports Ministry was represented by Mahmoud TANGARA, and the local mayor was represented by Antimé OUOLOGUEME. Mr. Ashamu BAYE, a former Nigerian international cricket player was also present. Mr. Brehima DOUMBA, a long-time coach of Kariba BOITE was awarded the prize of the best coach of the tournament.
Section U15 : Pharaons de Kariba BOITE
Section U16 : Phoenix de Kariba BOITE
Section U19 : ToutCouleur