The National Cricket Men's Team, the Cricket Cranes have embarked on a qualification campaign to the 2023 International Cricket World Cup to be hosted in India.

Today, the National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary, Mr. David Katende flagged off a 23 delegation to Muscat Oman for the ICC Men’s World Cup challenge League B slated from the 30th November to 13th December 2019 with the goal of emerging at the top after a three series legs in order to progress to the next qualification round. Uganda is pooled in Group B with Kenya, Jersey, Bermuda, Italy, and Hong Kong.

Uganda has to at least finish among the top four teams by the end of the rounds to maintain their place in the challenge League, as the bottom two sides will be relegated to another qualification tournament. The qualification series will have the first round take place in Oman while the second round will be held Uganda next year while the third round will come in 2021 at a venue yet to be announced.

The Team is captained by Brian Masaba while Steven Tikolo is the coach who expressed positivity of the team to excel in Oman.

Team Uganda Composition: Brian Masaba (Captain), Roger Mukasa, Arnold Otwani, Kenneth Waiswa, Frank Nsubuga, Shahzad Kamal Ukrani, Dineshkumar Nakrani, Ronak Patel, Richard Agamire, Bilal Hassun, Riazat Ali Shah, Charles Waiswa, Henry Senyondo, Frank Nsubuga

Rsserves: Jonathan Ssebanja, Robinson Obuya

Coaches: Steve Tikolo (Head Coach), Jackson Ogwang (Assistant Coach)

Team officials: Jackson Kavuma (Team manager), Kabib Kulsum (Physiotherapist), Richard Gideon (Selector), Alvin Mboijana Bagaya (Analyst), Innocent Ndaula (Media manager)

Meanwhile the girls cricket team is gearing up for the Africa Under19 Girls Cricket Tournament that will be hosted in Uganda at Entebbe, Kyambogo and Lugogo Cricket Ovals from the 16th to 21st December 2019 with participating teams from Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and hosts Uganda.

Friday, November 29, 2019