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Cricket get CEO to raise standards

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th July 2009 03:00 AM

THE appointment of the Uganda cricket’s first Chief Executive Officer is being hailed by the body’s officials as a move that will help improve the administration of the local game.

THE appointment of the Uganda cricket’s first Chief Executive Officer is being hailed by the body’s officials as a move that will help improve the administration of the local game.

THE appointment of the Uganda cricket’s first Chief Executive Officer is being hailed by the body’s officials as a move that will help improve the administration of the local game, reports Charles Mutebi.

Mpeka Muhumuza beat a list of 24 applicants to the post of cricket CEO, which was set up at the behest of the sport’s world governing body ICC.

It was a prerequiste before the international body could release funds or allow Uganda to participate in the Intercontinental Shield.

All ICC associate members are required to have a CEO and Uganda became one following its 10th place finish in April’s World Cup Qualifier in South Africa.

Muhumuza, who takes office on August 1, will assume the daily directorship of local cricket. The UCA executive will then take up a less active but supreme advisory role.

“All administrators, accountants will report to him (Muhumuza),” said administrative officer Martin Ondenko.

“He is basically going to run Uganda cricket.”

Ondeko welcomed the appointment saying: “I think it is good because we needed someone who would think full time for the game, then report to the executive.

“That is the structure in all companies; you have the administrators under a CEO, who reports to the executive or board.”

Though requested by the ICC, the CEO creation will go down as another milestone under UCA chairman Dr. Kato Ssebbaale’s reign. Mpeka will earn sh2.5m monthly.

He was treasurer of Nile Cricket Club in the 90’s and a lecturer at Makerere University. He retired from Uganda Revenue Authority as Information Technology and Corporate Services Commissioner.

Cricket get CEO to raise standards

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