Uganda February 5, 2008

Ugandan chairman sent packing

There was a major upheaval in Ugandan cricket when William Kibuuka Musoke was ousted as chairman of the UCA by Dr Kato Sebbaale at a feisty meeting in Lugogo.

There was a major upheaval in Ugandan cricket when William Kibuuka Musoke was ousted as chairman of the UCA by Dr Kato Sebbaale at a feisty meeting in Lugogo.

Musoke has been a controversial figure and it was obvious from early on that he was in trouble, as a succession of speakers lined up to attack his tenure. "We have struggled with this game for long,” said John Naganda, who opposed Musoke’s re-election. “Seeing someone destroy it hurts. Those who are anti-cricket should go to hell," He also moved a motion to suspend discussing the accounts because they were received late.

The UCA was also attacked by Jasper Aligawesa, the general secretary of the National Council of Sports. "You must improve UCA's public image,” he said. “You should also bring an end to divisions in cricket."

When it came to the vote, Musoke and his committee were sent packing. Kampala’s New Vision described him as possessing an ability “to divide all that stood before him”.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Thai Cricket on February 13, 2008, 15:11 GMT

    Great to see at last somewhere that a vote from the people counted and dirty water was thrown out. I just hope the same wind of change blows down to Thailand where there is still alot of dirty water yet to be sent down the drain.....but with the ACC holding the plug in....I really don't think it will happen. Backed by the ACC, his local friends and threats of legal actions against those who disagree, Mr Chairman will never be sent packing!

  • Thai Cricket on February 13, 2008, 15:11 GMT

    Great to see at last somewhere that a vote from the people counted and dirty water was thrown out. I just hope the same wind of change blows down to Thailand where there is still alot of dirty water yet to be sent down the drain.....but with the ACC holding the plug in....I really don't think it will happen. Backed by the ACC, his local friends and threats of legal actions against those who disagree, Mr Chairman will never be sent packing!

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  • Thai Cricket on February 13, 2008, 15:11 GMT

    Great to see at last somewhere that a vote from the people counted and dirty water was thrown out. I just hope the same wind of change blows down to Thailand where there is still alot of dirty water yet to be sent down the drain.....but with the ACC holding the plug in....I really don't think it will happen. Backed by the ACC, his local friends and threats of legal actions against those who disagree, Mr Chairman will never be sent packing!