Focus on National Teams As Cricket Association Resolves To Restart Activities

Uganda Cricket Association has decided to restart activities with much attention on getting the National teams back on the oval.

UCA suspended activities last week, June 3rd, just hours to the Lady Cricket Cranes trip to Rwanda for the Kwibuka T20 Memorial tournament after Covid19 cases were discovered.

The association had a Zoom Conference meeting on Tuesday, The-SportsNation can exclusively report.

The meeting that was attended by Cricket top officials, national team coaches and managers, also resolved to leave the league restart on hold.

An insider says that there are still serious question marks over the league (which had one week to climax) and it was reluctantly resolved that it is suspended indefinitely because the association may not have full control of the “unavoidable circumstances” when it goes on amidst a pandemic.

The priority has been set on the National teams – The Cricket Cranes (Men), The Lady Cricket Cranes (Women) and the Junior Cricket Cranes (U19) ahead of their tournaments in September.

The lady Cricket Cranes will have their T20 World Cup qualifiers due in September in Botswana and, the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Cricket Cranes have a trip to Jersey for the ICC World Cricket Challenge League B in September 2021.

The Junior side have World Cup Qualifiers in Nigeria in September.

Speaking with UCA CEO Martin Ondeko earlier, he stated that “any chance to play is a huge one especially in this period so definately that was a loss”, in regards to the team’s failure to travel to Rwanda due to Covid19.

“However, we still have T20 qualifiers for both the men and women later this year.”

The Association is expected to issue out a set of guidelines to various Cricket entities, in line with those set by the Government.

The renewed confidence comes after Government allowed Sports to continue despite closure of schools, churches, public ban on transport and public gatherings etc.

The-SportsNation has learnt that UCA will have a vaccination drive for the players this Thursday. The teams will resume training next week possibly before entering the bubble about a month to the Competitions.



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