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CRICKET: Uganda, Tanzania ready for bilateral series

Uganda Cricket will host the Tanzania U19 Girls for a bilateral series from January 13th to 17th. The girls will play a series of games on the T20 format and all the games be held at Kyambogo University Oval.

The series will be used by both countries to expose the next generation of super stars to international Cricket as they prepare for the Inaugural U19 girls World Cup in 2021.

Both countries mutually agreed to play against each other after the cancellation of the Africa U19 Girl’s tournament in December.

Uganda U19 Select side captain Maria Nyende Kagoya from Masaka SS is confident they will put up great performances and win the event.

Maria Nyende Kagoya

“We are well prepared and we are looking forward to a having a great event. Our target is to win the competition.”

Tanzania captain Hudaa Morisho is positive about returning home victorious after the climax.

Hudaa Morisho

“This is a great opportunity for us to represent our nation and even though this is our first time in Uganda, we are well prepared to return home victorious.” She stated.

Tanzania are a super power in the ladies Cricket in the region won the Kwibuka Peace tournament in Rwanda at their maiden appearance last year. They arrived in the country on Friday night at accommodated at Nob View Hotel.

Uganda will field two teams with Uganda U19 National Team handled by Ivan Kakande and Naomi Kayondo while Uganda Select Team will be handled by Yusuf Nanga.

Esther Ilukor from Olila High School captain the Uganda U19 side while the Uganda Select side will be captained by Kagoya.

Action will kick off on Monday as Uganda U19 Select side battle Uganda U19 Side.

Full fixture

Monday 13th January

Uganda U19 Vs Uganda XI at 10:00am
Tanzania Vs Uganda XI U19 at 2:30Pm

Tuesday 14th January

Tanzania Vs Uganda U19 at 10:00am
Uganda U19 Vs Uganda XI U19 at 2:30PM

Wednesday 15th January Rest Day

Thursday 16th January

Tanzania Vs Uganda XI U19
Tanzania Vs Uganda U19

Friday 17th January

Final 1st Vs 2nd and Prize Giving Ceremony

Saturday 18th January Departure

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