Uganda National Cricket Team to Prepare in Zimbabwe for ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers
Uganda’s national cricket team gears up for the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers with a training camp in Zimbabwe. Get the latest updates on their preparations.
The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has officially announced that the national cricket team is set to embark on a preparatory camp in Zimbabwe ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers. Dennis Musali, the Media Manager of UCA, confirmed the team’s travel plans to Zimbabwe, followed by participation in the qualifiers in Namibia, as reported by Xinhua.
The team has completed its preparations, and the final squad will depart for Zimbabwe, where they will engage in a series of practice matches against the Zimbabwean club Takashinga,” Musali explained.
Seven teams will compete for the two coveted slots at the T20 World Cup qualifiers scheduled to be held from November 20 to December 1 in Windhoek, Namibia. These qualifiers will determine the teams that will advance to the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, hosted by the West Indies and the USA. The participating nations include Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Jackson Ogwang, the interim head coach of the Uganda Cricket Cranes, has expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to perform well and secure a spot in the T20 World Cup. Ogwang emphasized the importance of treating every match in the qualifiers as a final, given their preparation and dedication. He took charge of the team following the departure of the former coach, Laurence Mahatlane from South Africa, whose contract was not renewed a month ago.
Brian Masaba will continue to lead the team as the captain, and the all-rounder Riazat Ali Shah, who missed the Bilateral Castle Lite Series in Namibia, is set to make a return to the squad.