Uganda Cricket Association has appointed Suraj Karavadra as the new coach for the senior Women national team, the Lady Cricket Cranes.
Karavadra, Indian, has worked with United Arab Emirates men and women development teams, Leicestershire County Cricket Club as Assistant Women’s Head Coach among others.
He beat other candidates including Grace Mutyagaba, Kenyan duo Peter Omondo and David Obuya who had reportedly expressed interest in the role.
Karavadra replaces Michael Ndiko at the helm, for the team that was recently in hands of Davis Turinawe who doubles as the Development officer at UCA.
“We are happy to appoint Suraj for the position of Head Coach for the women. He has a lot of experience in working with women,” said UCA CEO Martin Ondeko.
“He also has experience in working in different countries and we believe he has the right expertise to make the women’s team a force to reckon with.
“Suraj Karavadra brings a wealth of experience to Uganda Cricket having worked with various organizations in the same role. We believe his experience will not only benefit the lady cricket cranes, but influence the whole ecosystem for women’s cricket in Uganda.”
He comes at a time as the team prepares for the T20 World Cup qualifiers due in September in Botswana and, the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.