THE England national women cricket team captain, Heather Knights, is in the country to witness Rwanda women national team cricketer Cathia Uwamahoro’s attempt to set a new Guinness world record slated for February 17 at Amahoro indoor stadium. Knights jetted into the country on Tuesday.
The England star will be among the many cricketers that will bowl for Uwamahoro on the road to setting the Guinness world record of 26 hours batting in the net.
While in Rwanda, Knights will visit Gisozi Genocide memorial site before touring the new cricket international stadium that is under-construction in Gahanga. She will later hold a training session for all women cricketers before heading back to the United Kingdom on February 20.
Uwamahoro, started playing Cricket at the age of 14 with the then Kigali Combined Club, a team where all female cricketers belonged before more women clubs were established.
She was one of the club’s pioneer players, and it was not long before she was called to join the first national U-19 team that went on to compete in several ICC Africa U-19 Women Championships.
She then joined Charity CC, a club she has helped to win a total of nine titles with the club as the vice-captain and 13 personal awards.
Since 2013, she has won nine titles for charity Cricket Club and these include; UAE Exchange (2013), V.R. Naidu T20, UAE Exchange, Blue Belly and Computer Point (2014), RCA T10, V.R. Naidu T20, UAE Exchange and Computer Point (2015) and this year’s V.R. Naidu T20.
Her personal achievements include; VR Naidu T20 player of the match awards five times, 2015 RCA expatriate most sixes, best batter and best fielder, RCA T10 MVP.
She has represented the country in many international competitions both within and outside the country. She has also been voted as Charity CC best player of the year for the last three consecutive seasons.