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William Kibuuka-Musoke was voted new chairman of Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) at the Annual General Meeting at the National Council of Sports headquarters.
Kibuuka-Musoke, also the new manager of Mandela National Stadium beat his only opponent Robert Kisubi by four votes.
This will be Kibuuka-Musoke's second time as chairman after an earlier stint in 2001 that was prematurely curtailed with a vote of no confidence. But one journalist described his election as the "biggest joke".
Writing in New Vision, James Bakama described Kibuuka-Musoke as “an abrasive man”. He continued: “[In his youth] he was a loose canon of sorts. Stories of him going for opponents' heads instead of the stumps were also common, just like tales of his rugby fights at Makerere University. Those who are skeptical of the new chairman feel he never matured from this past and is therefore not fit to be in Uganda's top cricket office.
“He outwitted a group that wields a lot of influence. They not only have good connections to sponsors, but also call the shots as regards the national team. But how come these heavyweights were floored at the poll? Insiders attribute the revolution to a protest vote against the Tornado powerbrokers.”
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and AfricaFeeds: Martin Williamson
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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.