Sport
Bakkabulindi wants cricket in continental gamesPublish Date: Apr 12, 2014
Bakkabulindi wants cricket in continental games
  • mail
  • img
Some of the Participants at Hotel Africana in Kampala
newvision

By Norman Katende

State sports minister Charles Bakkabulindi has appealed to the Africa Cricket Association to apply to be included in both the Commonwealth and All Africa Games as a way of furthering talent and competition.

The call was made as the minister opened the Africa Cricket Association annual congress that took place at Hotel Africana on Saturday. It was the first time that the congress, that attracted delegates from 13 countries, was held outside Africa.

“Cricket is a big sport and what you have to do is to officially apply that it is included in the continental games and also Commonwealth Games. This will boost its development and also will attract more countries to the games. I am positive they will second it,” said Bakkabulindi at the one-day meeting.

Bakkabulindi was happy to note that Uganda is fast being recognised as a fair destination for sports bodies, and asked Uganda sports body to use these to see that they bid for international events.

“We hosted the Africa Cross Country, World University cross country and now the Africa Cricket Association. This is in less than a month. The fact that administrators have started believing that Uganda is a good host should be a spring board for us to bid for different international events,” said Bakkabulindi at the congress.

Richard Mwami, the chairman of Uganda cricket was positive that what has been started by Uganda cricket past leaders is still growing and that is why the vote of confidence.

“We are proud that the delegates will be looking at our improving game. We are looking at having two cricket grounds at Kisubi which are owned by the association under the sponsorship of the international body and our women cricket was voted as the best development programme on the continental. All these give us an urge to even perform better,” said Mwami.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Uganda begins quest for Commonwealth glory
UGANDA’S quest for medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games starts off with a badminton encounter against Kenya. The two nations clash in one of the opening fixtures of the mixed group encounters...
German motocross trainer starts work
GERMAN motocross trainer Jurgen Kuper started training the national team in preparation for the FIM Africa Central Africa Motocross championship in Nairobi next month...
Bolt, Farah and Wiggins lend Commonwealth sparkle
Sporting household names such as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins will add some welcome sparkle to the 20th Commonwealth Games that get under way in Glasgow...
Commonwealth Games: Opening ceremony tribute to MH17 victims
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow today will include a tribute to victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight disaster, organisers said....
Cheptegei wins gold at World Junior Championships
Joshua Cheptegei has won Uganda their fourth gold medal at the World Junior championships that started Tuesday in Eugene, America...
Commonwealth Games set to open today in Glasgow
Today, the curtains will rise on one of the biggest sporting events. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will declare the 20th Commonwealth Games open in Celtic Park, home of Scotland’s biggest football club Celtic....
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter