Uganda Cricket Team Lands Sri Lanka Training Tour

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Uganda’s national Cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka, one of the best cricket playing countries.

Uganda’s national Cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka, one of the best cricket playing countries.

Justine Ligyalingi, the Chief Executive of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that after an impressive show at the just concluded World Cricket League Division III in Bermuda, the team landed the tour Asia.

Ligyalingi said following the visit of the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his government has accepted to host Uganda’s Cricket team and also send some coaches to help impart Cricket knowledge.

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President Rajapaksa is in Uganda to attend the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference.

Ligyalingi also explained that although Uganda qualified for the Division II, the team still needs to finish among the top eight in the World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in January next year in order to qualify for the US$350,000 grant that will run for three years.

Team Captain David Arinaitwe Karashani also said he was happy Sri Lanka will host them to a training camp. He noted that playing in a top Cricket nation like Sri Lanka will be a big opportunity for the Ugandan team to learn new skills ahead of the two big World Cup qualifiers.

Uganda is currently ranked eighth in Africa and 20th in World.