Extras – Kent Cricket Club brings beach cricket to Sierra Leone

  Come February 2018, Sierra Leone’s Kent Cricket Club (KCC) will be organising the first annual two-day Beach Cricket Festival in partnership with The Place Hotel at Tokeh Beach and the Sierra Leone Cricket Association. The weekend festival is slated to be held from February 3-4, and will further underline the intent of the Kent Cricket Club to popularise the game in the country.

  The Kent Cricket Club has extended an invitation to cricketers and non-cricketers alike from High Commissions, Embassies, NGOs, Government Ministries, agencies, businesses and companies to form teams for the Beach Cricket Festival. The tennis-ball tournament will see teams of six compete, and promises to be a fun-filled experience for amateurs as well as professionals.

  Each innings will comprise of five overs each. Six teams will be divided into two pools for the round-robin stage, following which there will be the semifinals and the final. Registrations, starting from December 1, 2017 to be done online on www.kentcricketsl.com, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and each team should have minimum eight and maximum ten members. 

 (source – Kent Cricket Club) 

  Each member of a team will pay Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Leones (Le 250,000) as an entry fee. The registration fee includes:-

– Traditional Cricket Lunch at The Place Hotel on Saturday
– Traditional Cricket Tea at The Place Hotel on Sunday
– A magazine/souvenir
– Access to Beach Cricket Equipment
– Access to first aid kits
– Trophies for festival winners
– Medals for festival winners
– Certificates for all participants

  The tournament will be held at The Place Hotel at Tokeh Beach. Tokeh Beach is one of the largest and most attractive beaches in West Africa. Tokeh village is known for its mountains, forests, resort hotels, and nearby Tokeh Island, an uninhabited island, a short boat ride from Tokeh town. Tokeh lies approximately twenty miles east of Freetown and near the neighborhood town of York.

  Anyone who wishes to be accommodated at The Place Hotel at Tokeh (4-star Hotel) on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 during the Beach Cricket Festival may book and enjoy exclusive discounts. The Place Hotel offer the following rates, which are heavily discounted compared to their usual Saturday rate:

Beach Front Premier Suite* – $250 (+GST)
Sea Facing Superior Suite* – $200 (+GST)
Mountain Facing Suite* – $120 (+GST)
Per room, per night, based on two people sharing and including breakfast. All booking should be done directly at www.stayattheplace.com.

Details of the hotel:
The Place Hotel at Tokeh Beach
Web: www.stayattheplace.com
Phone: +232 99 604 002
Email: frontdesk@stayattheplace.com

  The winning team and the runners-up will be given a trophy and medals. Besides, there will be a player of the tournament award and a ‘spirit of cricket’ award. All participants will be given certificates. There will be a photo shoot for all participants in the festival. The date and time will be set based on the match schedule. Teams should be uniform-dressed (with their playing clothes).

 (source – Kent Cricket Club)

  To secure a place in the tournament, a deposit of One Million Leone (Le1,000,000) per team is required. Teams wishing to participate must complete the online registration and make the deposit by December 31, 2017. Full entry fee must be made by January 15, 2018. Deposit is non-refundable and KCC reserves the right to extend deadlines in special circumstances.

Kent Cricket Club Bank Details:
Bank: GT Bank, Sierra Leone
Account Name: Kent Cricket Club
Account #: 2082586110

  Companies and businesses who wish to have naming rights to the Beach Cricket festival, or want to sponsor the festival may contact the KCC at info@kentcricketsl.com . All sponsorships include recognition on event website, magazine, radio, television, newspapers and signage. The proceeds from the tournament will contribute to the development of cricket in Sierra Leone.

  Flicx UK will support the tournament with Flicx Pitch and Crazy Catch. The pitch is to have bounce as part of their sponsorship. Also, Kent County Cricket Club is a major contributor on the medals and trophies. Further, Twenty 20 Company will run the website for the tournament as part of their sponsorship.

  For any further information, please contact Emmanuel Pessima of Kent Cricket Club at emmanuel@kentcricketsl.com or Call/Whatsapp on +232 76 211 428l/ +232 88 12 72 13, or contact Mark Maughan of the Place Hotel at mark.maughan@stayattheplace.com,or call on +232 99 604 004. 

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