Lady Cricket Cranes Start Early Preps For T20 World Cup Qualifiers

Uganda’s senior women National cricket team, the Lady Cricket Cranes, have kicked off preparations for the ICC T20 Global World Cup Qualifiers.

A squad of 28 players was earlier summoned and they held their first training session on Wednesday in two bunches.

The first group is in Soroti under coach Ivan Kakande while the other group is in Kampala (including girls from Jinja) handled by coach Turinawe.

The Lady Cricket Cranes will face 10 other teams in Botswana in September for a single slot to move to the next round.

At the global qualifiers, the regional winners will come up against the two bottom ODI nations as they fight for only two places to join the World Cup proper in 2023.

There is an upcoming tour to Namibia before the Global qualifiers.

Uganda won the Qualifiers in 2017 held in Namibia and will bank on experience to repeat the feat.

The summoned squad of 28 players include about seven players who were part of the 2017 winning squad – Consy Aweko, Rita Musamali, Stephanie Nampiina, Franklin Najjumba, Immaculate Nakisuyi, Rachael Ntono and Naomi Kayondo.

The Uganda Cricket Association recently began the search for the Women National team coach who will be unveiled at a later date.

Training Squad

Janet Mbabazi – Kampala
Racheal Ntono – Kampala
Rita Musamali – Jinja
Kevin Awino – Jinja
Leona Babirye – Kampala
Immaculate Nakisuyi – Kampala
Consy Aweko – Kampala
Maria Nyende – Jinja
Stephanie Nampiina – Jinja
Naomi Kayondo – Kampala
Esther Ilukor – Soroti
Damalie Busingye – Kampala
Evelyn Anyipo – Soroti
Eunice Kobusingye – Kampala
Teddy Ayella – Kampala
Proscovia Alako – Soroti
Racheal Achan – Soroti
Sarah Walaza – Jinja
Sarah Akiteng – Soroti
Mary Akello – Soroti
Christine Anayo – Soroti
Franklyn Najjumba – Kampala
Irene Alumo – Soroti
Shakira Sadick – Kampala
Patricia Malemikia – Kampala
Phiona Kulume – Soroti
Mildred Anyigo – Soroti
Gloria Obukor – Soroti



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