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Recognition for Ugandan cricket has come in the form of two ICC Awards – which have netted the country $3000 worth of equipment vouchers. A female international player, Rebecca Alwayo Akwenyu, picked up the Volunteer of the Year and the country took the Photo of the Year prize.
Akwenyu was rewarded for her outstanding contribution and services to the disabled cricketers in Uganda. She also won the Africa regional Volunteer of the Year award. Her award was worth $1000.
A further $2000 came when the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) took the photography prize for a photo of a disabled man batting while supporting himself on one leg.
"Winning two awards on the globe is a wonderful feeling," UCA’s administrative officer Martin Muyomba told the Daily Monitor. “It shows that UCA's development programs are still very strong at the grassroots.”
The prizes were announced at the ICC Development Program annual awards on Friday.