January 29, 2008


Melbourne to tour Uganda

Will Luke

Kampala will host a number of "star" Melbourne players when the club tours Uganda next month, New Vision Online reports.

Players from the famous Lords Cricket oval in Australia, are due in Kampala February 13 to play matches against the national cricket team (Feb. 14), U-19 side (Feb. 16-17), select XI (Feb. 18) and also against a Kenyan U-19 side (Feb. 22-23).

“Initially, they were supposed to spend a week in Uganda and two weeks in Kenya but the situation in Kenya forced them to change the programme. They will now spend all the three weeks here,” said local cricket association secretary Ansasira Badu.


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Posted by poor old bowler on (January 30, 2008, 6:01 GMT)

This is a great idea,more stuff like this needs to happen. pity the ICC doesn't have the vision to make stuff like this happen. if this stuff happens more often you watch the standard of cricket improve out of sight.

The ICC should realise crickets bigger than Australia, England and subcontinent more money should be spent by the ICC to make these sorts of tours happen more often.

i wish the tour all the best.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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