Uganda Lady Cricket Cranes. ICC photo
Uganda Lady Cricket Cranes has pulled out of the upcoming Kwibuka T20 tournament due June 6.
Uganda Cricket Association has made the announcement just hours prior to the team’s departure to Rwanda.
The Cricket Cranes were flagged off on Wednesday by NCS General Secretary David Katende.
UCA says that there have recorded some positive tests in the camp, a team that has been living in a bio bubble.
UCA has stated: “Unfortunately, due to some Covid19 positive tests within the Lady Cricket Cranes bio-bubble, we have been forced to bite the bullet and cancel their trip to Kigali, Rwanda for the Kwibuka Women’s Twenty20 Tournament.
“A comprehensive investigation will be taking place as to how this situation came about.”
Uganda is the second country to pull out after defending Champions Tanzania.
The Association has consequently cancelled all cricket activities ‘until further notice’ including the Men’s Twenty20 League, Cricket Cranes, Lady Cricket Cranes and U19 Boys’ Cricket Cranes training.
It is said that the new head coach Suraj Karavadra is one of the positive cases after he missed the flag off on Wednesday.
The Association has pledged to do everything to arest and manage the situation, support the affected individuals and also ensure everybody’s safety in the cricket community.
UCA will be meeting the Ministry of Health (MoH), National Council of Sports (NCS) and other relevant authorities to map a way forward.