All set for Sulfo cricket league action

Local clubs have started their preparations ahead of the Sulfo league, one of the most celebrated events on the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) Calendar.

Local clubs have started their preparations ahead of the Sulfo league, one of the most celebrated events on the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) Calendar.

Kigali Cricket Club are still the club to beat after lifting last year’s league trophy for a record fifth time in six attempts.

However, this year, Young Tigers and Challengers are also serious contenders for the league title after beefing up their squads.

It is said that Samaly Subashish, one of Rwanda’s top performers in South Africa recently joined Young Tigers from Indorwa.

Besides KCC, Young Tigers and Challengers, Right Guards and Indorwa are the other clubs set to feature in the league.

The RCA executive together with the club captains will meet this afternoon to draft the league fixtures.

Meanwhile, after a satisfactory effort at this year’s ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament which was staged in South Africa, RCA has upped her expectations when the event swings back in 2010.

Rwanda finished fourth at the tournament after being dislodged in the semi-finals by eventual winners Ghana.

It was Rwanda’s first ever appearance in the semis and upon the team’s return, the team manager Manzi Benjamin said that there will be no looking in 2010.

"The boys performed well and have to start working hard to improve on that performance come 2010," he stressed.

At the tournament, Rwanda also received two ‘man of the match awards’ in Mehboob Jasat and Srinath Vardhineni.

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