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Mwiri superstars return to school

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th August 2001 03:00 AM

SOME of the greatest names in Ugandan cricket will be in Jinja this weekend, in a “back to my roots” programme.

By Ronnie Kintu SOME of the greatest names in Ugandan cricket will be in Jinja this weekend, in a “back to my roots” programme. A selection of Mwiri old boys — a who is who in cricket — will visit the school to play a game and donate equipment. Uganda Cricket Association secretary Justine Ligyalingi confirmed the trip for noon on Saturday. Ligyalingi, a former Mwiri coach who had his training in India, said the annual visit aims at enabling old boys to interact with the school youngsters. The group will be hosted to a luncheon at the school before a limited overs game from 1.00pm. Prize presentations and donations of equipment, new and old will follow the game. Among the big names expected to travel is the immediate former captain of Busoga College Mwiri, Keith Legesi and Kenneth Kamyuka, both fresh from international duty in Toronto. National captain John Lubia will join them together with internationals Henry Okecho, Richard Mwami, Simon Nsubuga, Ben Musoke, Ibra Lule, Guy Kimbowa and Andrew Othieno. Others expected to join them are Martin Makumbi, Ligyalingi, Robert Kisubi, Richard Walwasa, David Nsiyona and Nicholas Kebba. Meanwhile, Coca Cola schools cricket week champions Mwiri have requested to be allowed to field two teams in the event set for August 25 to September 2. “We have very many talented boys. We have requested to field two teams so that many of the boys can have a chance to participate.” said Steven Barasa, Mwiri sports master. In the inter-house cricket competitions, Hannington demolished Brewer in the final. r Daren Ganga struck a century as West Indies played out a draw against Kenya in a four-day tour match in Mombasa on Sunday after a day had been lost to rain. The 22-year-old right-hand batsman from Trinidad worked hard for his 105, hitting 15 boundaries in an innings of 213 balls before he was caught by Tony Suji. The two teams return to Nairobi for three one-day games from tomorrow. r The sacked president of Sri Lanka's cricket board was granted bail on Monday as police sought his arrest over fraud allegations that have plagued the game in the country. Ends

Mwiri superstars return to school

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