“The driving force behind such projects is to grow the sport of cricket."
Australia's Banks Town Cricket Club in Australia will donate cricket equipment to 40 girl's schools that will play in the qualifiers leading up the schools cricket week final that is slated for April 29-04 May.
The Australian club which has been partnering with the Uganda cricket association for close to 13 years has given the association equipment full of cricket gear, clothing, shoes and other gear.
Uganda Cricket Association CEO Justine Ligyalingi told New Vision that the purpose for receiving this equipment is to help with the growth of the sport.
"The driving force behind such projects is to grow the sport of cricket. Cricket equipment is expensive for most schools so such donations are always helpful with broadening the sport."
Each school will be issued with four new pairs of batting pads, four new pairs of batting gloves, six new helmets, four new thigh guards, a pair of wicket keeping gloves and a new pair of wicket keeping pads.
Ligyalingi also clarified that the boy's schools will definitely be receiving their own equipment in the second term.
"Because the girls' cricket week happens in first term and the boys' week in second term the boys teams will also receive their equipment at start the qualifiers next term," he said.