Cricket team starts intensive preps ahead of regional tourney

The regional tournament will bring together three countries namely; Uganda, Kenya and hosts Rwanda. (Net photo)

RWANDA senior men’s national cricket team has embarked on intensive preparations ahead of the Regional World Top T20 qualifiers scheduled for July 7-14 at Gahanga oval in Kigali.

The daily training sessions and residential camp are under the guidance of newly appointed head coach Martin Sugi, a former Kenya international cricketer.

The regional tournament will be contested by three countries namely; Uganda, Kenya and hosts Rwanda.

Earlier this week, Rwanda Cricket Federation (RCA) released a 21-player provisional list to kick-off training before the Kenyan technician selects the best 16 to make the final squad.

In the meantime, RCA has also released a list of 16 female cricketers to resume preparations for the upcoming Genocide Memorial Tournament slated for June 7-9.

Under the supervision of head coach Joshua Mwanja will be trimmed to a 14-player final team for the tournament. Defending champions Kenya and Uganda have confirmed to participate.

The 5th cricket memorial tournament is meant to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, where over one million people lost their lives in just a hundred days.

Men’s team in camp

Eric Dusabemungu, Orchide Tuyisenge, Bob Songa Bashir, Eric Ndanga, David Uwimana, Pankaj Vikaria, Bryson Bugingo, Eric Dusingiziman, Kamil Meera and Don Mugisha

Others are; Eric Niyomugabo, Clinton Rubagumya, Prince Uwimanishaka, Zappy Bimenyimana, Yvan Mitari, Chancelier Nzabarinda, Bosco Tuyizere, Karasira Charlier, Irakoze Kevin, Subhashish Samal and Freddy Ndayisenga

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