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ICC World Cricket: Ugandan squad named

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 26th April 2017 01:49 PM

It is now only a matter of time for the Cricket Cranes to embark on the tournament.

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It is now only a matter of time for the Cricket Cranes to embark on the tournament.

(Credit: Mpalanyi Ssentongo)

ICC World Cricket League Division 3


May 23-30

Uganda's Fixtures (23 May)

Uganda v Canada - Lugogo (24 May)

Uganda v Singapore - Entebbe (26 May)

Uganda v Oman - Kyambogo (27 May)

Uganda v Malaysia - Lugogo oval (29 May)

Uganda v USA - Entebbe oval

The selectors have made their final call and the team have made their pledges.

With just 26 days to the World Cricket League Division 3, a cast of 14 players, plus four reserves, are set to carry Uganda's hopes when they battle against Canada, Malaysia, Oman, USA, Singapore and Oman, with a trophy and promotion to the second division at stake.

Steven Tikolo, a man who has been a quick fix to the Ugandan national team, cannot hide his confidence in the side that is shooting for glory in the first class cricket tournament.

"I have faith in the team. It would have been good to keep everyone who has been working hard day in and day out but unfortunately you really have to look at combinations going into such a huge tournament," said Steven Tikolo, Cricket Cranes coach.

"The reserves will continue working with us since they could be summoned to chip in for those injured," he added, during Wednesday's announcing of the final Cricket Cranes squad that will represent Uganda on home soil.

It is now only a matter of time for the Cricket Cranes to embark on the tournament where they need to finish in the top two in order to qualify for the World Cricket League Division 2.

A qualifier for the ICC World Cup is the main feat in the post ICC World Cricket League Division 2 and Uganda's vision remains far-reaching.

"We have our sights on the benefits that come after qualifying for Division Two which include the ICC World Cup qualifiers and of course making a mark in International Cricket," said Tikolo.

The squad

Arthur Kyobe, Hamu Kayondo, Brian Masaba, Davis Karashani, Roger Mukasa, Arnold Otwani, Shahzad Kamal, Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Deus Muhumuza, Jonathan Ssebanja, Irfan Sahibzada and Lawrence Ssematimba.

Reserves: Naeeem Bardi, Lloyd Paternott, Emmanuel Isaneez , David Wabwire​

 

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