Uganda plots spin attack against Tz

By Vision Reporter

A spin attack will be vital for Uganda as the Under-17 boys take on Tanzania in the opening tie of the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Africa tournament at Lugogo oval today.

aBy Ronnie Kintu Uganda v Tanzania, Lugogo Uganda v Kenya, Kyambogo Tomorrow: Uganda v Kenya, Lugogo Tanzania v Kenya, Kyambogo A spin attack will be vital for Uganda as the Under-17 boys take on Tanzania in the opening tie of the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Africa tournament at Lugogo oval today. Uganda will again test favourites Kenya in an expected thriller of the women category at Kyambogo oval. Uganda, parading six spin bowlers and three pace men, is set to battle the Tanzanians with a spin attack. Off-spinners Davis Arinaitwe and Martin Ondeko will be at the front with devastating pace man Emmanuel Issa as back up. Hamza Saleh, 16, who is the captain for the national squad will face the hardest task of his career — to lead the side over the other two nations. Tanzania that has four players from the U-19 and U-15 championships last year will rely on swing bowler Hamis Abudallah and leg spinner Abik Patwar. “It is difficult to judge now but our aim is to win. I know we shall do it,” said Tanzania skipper Dharmin Parmar. The tournament promises a thrill in both categories as many of the youngsters participated in the U-15 championships hosted by Tanzania last December. The biggest challenge, however, will be from the Kenyan boys that lifted the U-15 trophy after walloping Tanzania by 106 runs. Christine Aryemo, who grabbed the woman-of-series award in Tanzania, will lead the Ugandan women assault. ends

Uganda plots spin attack against Tz