Switches to Kenya January 9, 2006

Maska turns her back on Uganda

Cricinfo staff

Uganda women's opening bowler Belindah Maska has switched her allegiance to Kenya after getting married to David Tikolo.

Maska said it was not her intention to ditch her country of birth but explained that: "God created a woman to join the man of her choice anywhere in the world.

"I know this news will hurt my people back home," she told Uganda's New Vision website. "I have left a legacy that I am optimistic will be emulated by the current Uganda national team players and the youth to lift the country's image in the sport."