Uganda’s lady Cricket team, the Lady Cricket Cranes, have on on Friday morning been flagged off to Kigali, Rwanda for the Genocide (Kwibuka) memorial tournament set for June 16-23
The tourney held since 2014, is organized in honour of sportsmen and women who died during the 1994 Genocide.
However, this year’s edition has received full T20 international status and thus will add points and contribute much to the ranks of participants, unlike the previous editions.
With defending champions Kenya not taking part, Uganda will be seeking to win a tourney they won in 2014 and 2016.
Uganda has therefore sent a stronger team – blend of young and proven players – to reclaim lost glory.
Speaking during a flag off, National Council of Sports’ assistant General Secretary David Katende commended Uganda Cricket Association for a tremendous job done by giving the young kids a chance to represent their country.
“The future is getting bright for Uganda sportsmen, and you should pay attention to your skills, remain focussed and represent your country with great honour,” Katende told the players during the flag off at Lugogo.
The team comprises of six outstanding players that from the Girls Cricket Week (GCW) in May and eight of already proven players from International okk Council (ICC) Womens World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.
Rita Musamali (Aziz Damani), Immaculate Nakisuyi (Aziz Damani) Joyce Mary Apio (Olila High School), Stephannie Nampiina (Aziz Damani), Esther Ilukor (Olila High), Damalie Busingye (Olila High), Evelyn Anyipo (Soroti Challengers), Sarah Walaza (Jinja SS), Mary Nyende Kagoya (Aziz Damani), Allako Proscovia (Olila High), Hildred Anyingo (Olila High), Susan Kakai (Jinja SS), Gloria Obukor (Olila High), Christine Anayo (Light SS).
Shubaiker Naigaga (Jinja SS), Janet Nakiranda (Victoria High).