The Lesotho Cricket Premier League resumed yesterday with Lerotholi Polytechnic facing Baits at the PTC Grounds.
Machabeng and NUL Vampires clash today at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) in a continuation of the league programme, whose curtain comes down at the end of this month.
Yesterday’s match was the first since the six-team league, which also includes Leribe and Linare cricket clubs, adjourned in December for the festive season.
The league’s vice-chairperson, Kamoho Molapo, said the competition was important as it was a prerequisite for recognition by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“The league started in November 2013 with 12 teams, with the best six proceeding to the current stage of the competition, which is set to be concluded at the end of this month,” said Molapo.
The tournament, he added, would be played on a home and away basis, with the table-toppers clinching the title.
“For every country to be recognised by the ICC, it has to play a domestic Premier League competition, hence the importance of this competition,” said Molapo.
Molapo said the winners would be presented with prizes, which would be determined in due course.