All is set for this year’s Genocide Memorial Cricket Tournament in Rwanda.
Uganda’s national women Cricket team is among the participants, this website has learnt.
“It is true,” Uganda Cricket Association CEO Martin Ondeko affirmed when approached by this website. “Official information will come through and we are expected to flag off the team this Friday.”
Uganda is expected to face hosts Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mali for the title.
The annual competition, held since 2003 is set for June 16-23 in Kigali. It is organized in honour of sportsmen and women who died during the 1994 Genocide.
Through Rwanda Times, Rwanda Cricket Association President Eddie Baraba Mugarura, confirmed that the five teams will play against each other in a round-robin format to determine the winners.
Uganda won this event in 2016 when they beat Rwanda by 39 runs at Kicukiro Cricket Ground.
Uganda will this time face tough resistance from Kenya who are the defending champions but Rwanda too, who have never won it, are expected to come out of their shell this time round.
This year, Rwanda is marking 25 years since it experienced the genocide that led to the death of over one million people.