The Lagos State Cricket Association on Wednesday said that the body would engage budding talents in grassroots-oriented programmes, to develop the sport.
Barnaby Ephraim, Vice-Chairman of the association, said that it was only through developmental programmes that athletes could improve their skills.
Ephraim said that the body organised school programmes annually, adding that this year would not be an exception.
“Our aim as a body is to ensure that more children play cricket in Lagos by going to more schools to spread the sport.
So we want to work in line with the vision of the Lagos State Sports Commission to uplift sports.
We also look forward for the continuous support of the commission this year,” he said.
The Vice-Chairman added that the state cricket league which had already commenced this year had also helped to engage athletes one way or the other.
He said that efforts would be made to partner with companies and individual to sustain and boost the league.
NAN/ Jibril .O