April 16, 2006

Uganda

Castle Lager league to start in May

Will

Ronnie Kintu

The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has confirmed that the annual Castle Lager league will start in May with nine clubs taking part at Lugogo, Kyambogo, Nakawa and Entebbe ovals.

The league would this time be played alongside the traditional Luswata and Mawanda knockout tournaments and would take a duration of seven months ending in November.

“We have come up with a new format that would make the season more interesting, competitive and involving for all the clubs,” newly elected UCA organizing secretary Junior Kwebiiha revealed.

According to the 2006 calendar, the Coca Cola annual schools cricket championship would be played August 19-26 while the secondary school girls championship sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will take off in December.

UCA is also set to participate in the inaugural Africa Women World Cup qualifiers set for South Africa in September after the national men team has toured Malaysia.

The U-15 and U-17 boys teams are set to take part in the regional championships while the senior team would again compete in the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) championships that would have the top two teams play at the 2011 World Cup qualifiers in a country to be confirmed.

The local season would climax in December with the inauguration of the twenty-twenty overs championship.

Meanwhile, Richard Sempa, the new honorary secretary for the association travels to South Africa for the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) annual general meeting and would also attend a development seminar.

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