RWANDA will take part in the East Africa women championship in Nairobi from January 5 for the first time.
They will join Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in the competition that was earlier scheduled for December 4-16 but was postponed on the request of the hosts.
Rwanda will be taking part for the first time since its affiliation to the International Cricket Council in 2003.
â€œAll the four local associations have confirmed and preparations are in high gear to host them in Nairobi,â€ Tom Tikolo, the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) tournaments coordinator confirmed yesterday.
â€œWe are ready for the championship and I am confident the girls will return home with the trophy,â€ national coach Charles Lwanga said. The national team is currently based at Lugogo.
Tikolo also confirmed that the U-15 boysâ€™ tournament would concurrently take place in Nairobi with teams from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
The winners of the U-15 category would qualify to play at the Africa U-15 World Cup qualifiers slated for South Africa.
Rwanda in womenâ€™s tourney