Tanzania November 11, 2009

New ground in Tanzania

The Tanzania Cricket Association has announced it will be building a new ground in the northern town of Arusha, roughly 400 miles north of Dar-es-Salaam

The Tanzania Cricket Association has announced it will be building a new ground in the northern town of Arusha, roughly 400 miles north of Dar-es-Salaam

The ground will have an astroturf/concrete pitch and a pavilion and will be ready for use in February 2010.

A board statement said: “The new ground in place will also give TCA … an opportunity to host regional and other international events at an optional venue in Tanzania.”

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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  • Chris on March 23, 2010, 8:29 GMT

    Colin,

    I think it would slot in even more nicely with plans for an East African federation. To my knowledge those plans have not yet been scrapped and the timeframe envisages some kind of federation by 2015. At the moment the East African Community is headquartered in Arusha and I suspect any future Federation would have it's capital there.

    So a cricket ground at Arusha could present an venue for the headquarters of an East African board in the future.

  • colin macbeth on November 12, 2009, 18:50 GMT

    Will this tie in, I wonder, with embryonic plans for East Africa to set up a proper provincial-style contest, like Zimbabwe's Logan Cup, so that players get experience of 3/4-day cricket? Kenya could provide three 'provinces', Uganda arguably two, and a ground at Arusha would slot in very nicely as Tanzania's contribution, being easily accessible to both of its northern neighbours. Just an idea...

  • Chris on March 23, 2010, 8:29 GMT

    Colin,

    I think it would slot in even more nicely with plans for an East African federation. To my knowledge those plans have not yet been scrapped and the timeframe envisages some kind of federation by 2015. At the moment the East African Community is headquartered in Arusha and I suspect any future Federation would have it's capital there.

    So a cricket ground at Arusha could present an venue for the headquarters of an East African board in the future.

  • colin macbeth on November 12, 2009, 18:50 GMT

    Will this tie in, I wonder, with embryonic plans for East Africa to set up a proper provincial-style contest, like Zimbabwe's Logan Cup, so that players get experience of 3/4-day cricket? Kenya could provide three 'provinces', Uganda arguably two, and a ground at Arusha would slot in very nicely as Tanzania's contribution, being easily accessible to both of its northern neighbours. Just an idea...

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  • colin macbeth on November 12, 2009, 18:50 GMT

    Will this tie in, I wonder, with embryonic plans for East Africa to set up a proper provincial-style contest, like Zimbabwe's Logan Cup, so that players get experience of 3/4-day cricket? Kenya could provide three 'provinces', Uganda arguably two, and a ground at Arusha would slot in very nicely as Tanzania's contribution, being easily accessible to both of its northern neighbours. Just an idea...

  • Chris on March 23, 2010, 8:29 GMT

    Colin,

    I think it would slot in even more nicely with plans for an East African federation. To my knowledge those plans have not yet been scrapped and the timeframe envisages some kind of federation by 2015. At the moment the East African Community is headquartered in Arusha and I suspect any future Federation would have it's capital there.

    So a cricket ground at Arusha could present an venue for the headquarters of an East African board in the future.