Uganda Cricket Association has launched a three-team tournament on Saturday at Kati Kati, Lugogo in Kampala.
The tourney will be music to ears for both players and Cricket fans as UCA had cancelled all activities for the year 2020 due Covid19 pandemic.
Three teams – Mambas, Bucks and Scorpions – will face off in a T20 round robin format to determine the best two to play the final.
The teams will be housed in a bio secure bubble as the organisers seek to follow government directives on Covid19.
The tourney will be played at Lugogo Cricket Oval starting on October 25 to 31.
This will be important for the players who will be looking to convince new Cricket Cranes coach Lawrence Mahatlane ahead of Uganda’s tour to Qatar in December.
On Saturday, the team auctioning was held at the same event where the highest bidders purchased the teams.
The principal reseve price of each franchise was set at Sh4m.
Shiva Koti secured Scorpions at Sh5m, and renamed the team Aziz Damani Scorpions, a team that will be captained by Brian Masaba.
Vahid Muhammed purchased Mambas at Sh5m as well and renamed his side, captained by Frank Akankwasa, Metro Challengers Mambas.
Bucks have been bought by Tulsi Varsani at Sh4.5m.
Scorpions – Brian Masaba, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Calvin Watuwa, Charles Waiswa, Gerard Mubiru, Steven Wabwose, Trevor Bukenya, Derrick Bakunzi, Innocent Mwebaze, Wassim Butt, Lawrence Ssempijja, Jaffar Ochaya, Davis Karashani, Shazad Kamal
Coach – Michael Ndiko
Bucks – Arnold Otwani (Captain), Aneef Shah, Deus Muhumuza, Emmanuel Isaneez, Frank Nsubuga, Fred Achelam, Jonathan Kizza, Jonathan Ssebanja, Simon Oketcho, Simon Sesazi, Siraje Nsubuga, Richard Agamire, Robert Ajuna, Robinson Obuya
Coach – Habib Mugalula
Mambas – Frank Akankwasa (Captain), Cosmas Kyewuta, Alex Obanda, Daniel Ruyange, David Wabwire, Hamu Kayondo, Henry Ssenyondo, Kenneth Waiswa, Lawrence Ssematimba, Rogers Olipa, Irfan Afridi, Emmanuel Hasahya, Perry Wazombe, Younos Sowombi
Coach – Jackson Ogwang