Uganda cricket team to train in SL

16 May 2013 02:06 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Uganda`s national cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka after the east African nation put up an impressive show at the just concluded World Cricket League Division III in Bermuda.

Justine Ligyalingi, the chief executive of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) told that the invite also follows a visit to Uganda by the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Ligyalingi said the Sri Lankan government has accepted to host Uganda`s cricket team and also send coaches to help impart cricket knowledge.

‘We are hoping that the Sri Lanka tour will help us prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup qualifier in Dubai in December and the World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in 2014,’ said Ligyalingi.

He said that although Uganda qualified for Division II, the team still needs to finish among the top eight in the World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in January in-order to qualify for the $350,000 grant that will run for three years.

‘Playing in a top cricket playing nation like Sri Lanka will be a big opportunity for us to go and learn new skills and also get our team ready for the two big World Cup qualifiers,’ team captain David Arinaitwe Karashani said. (Source: Zee News)

  Comments - 9

  • Miracle Child Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:05 AM

    help is good in what ever the form...

    mail_guy Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:15 AM

    Is there a chance that Swaziland women cricket team comes to get trained in SL?

    janak Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:37 AM

    NEXT VISIT GOOD AT ETIOPEA

    lkboy Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:47 AM

    we have some guys who are better off playing in your team.

    Fayad Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:52 AM

    Before we help other we need to have SLC in order

    SudhuPancha Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:18 AM

    then we can have a full house. Imagine the revenue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Foxen Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:25 AM

    Girls watch out for AIDS and your wallets.

    Tharaka Chanaka Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:29 AM

    Went all the way to Uganda just to teach some guys to play cricket?

    HKS Friday, 17 May 2013 02:01 AM

    FROM OUR CRICKETERS THE UGANDANS WILL LEARN HOW TO AMASS WEALTH ( NOT RUNS) WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME!!


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