Cricket: Dusingizimana seeks to break Guinness World Record

Rwanda international Eric Dusingizimana will attempt to break Guinness World Record for longest batting cricket net on May 11-13 at Kicukiro Cricket Oval.
Dusingizimana has been a key member of the national team since 2008. (Courtesy)
Dusingizimana has been a key member of the national team since 2008. (Courtesy)

Rwanda international Eric Dusingizimana will attempt to break Guinness World Record for longest batting cricket net on May 11-13 at Kicukiro Cricket Oval.

The national cricket team captain is expected to bat for 51 hours nonstop, from 7am on May 11 through May 13, meaning he would bat for two days and 3 hours nonstop.

 

Bowlers will include local cricketers, investors from UK, Rwanda and World Economic Forum (WEF).

 

The current Guinness Worlds Records for longest batting cricket net holder is an Indian, Virag Male, who batted for 50 hours, and Dusingizimana will attempt to break it.

 

The 29-year old Right Guards cricket club player says he is confident that he will make it and finish all the hours without resting apart from the five minutes given after an hour for refreshment.

“We need to build the future of cricket in Rwanda, set up good cricket facilities as well as help improve the sport’s image on the international stage,” Dusingizimana said.

The national cricket team captain noted, “My strongest point is my persistence, I will never give up till the last ball.”

Dusingizimana started playing cricket in 2006 with Right Guards; he later went on to play for Young Tigers, Impala Titans and Dugout CC until 2014 when he rejoined the Right Guards.

He has been a key member of the national team since 2008 and helped the national team win the ICC division 3 tournaments in Accra, Ghana in 2011.

On the local scene, he has won various tournaments, including the 50-Overs Premier League in 2006 with Right Guards. He also scooped the player of the Tournament award in 2010 while playing for Impala Titans after helping them to the title as well as TwentyT20 in the same year.

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