June 20, 2006

Uganda

Ugandan support for Yorkshire

Martin Williamson





Your newsagent is wearing a Yorkshire T-shirt – nothing too surprising, especially if you are in Leeds. But David Ujemba is an 18-year-old shop worker in Kampala, Uganda. He knows nothing about cricket and has no idea about Yorkshire.

Most Ugandans wear imported second-hand clothes – huge bales arrive daily from the UK, US and other developed countries and are known locally as ‘mivumba’. David bought his T-shirt for 4,000 Ugandan shillings (£1.25). Although he knows little about its origins, David is proud of his Yorkshire connection as he goes about selling newspapers in a suburb close to Lake Victoria.
Kevin O’Connor, The Wisden Cricketer

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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