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Cricket Cranes depart to Sri Lanka for World Cup preparation fixtures

Uganda’s national cricket team, the Cricket Cranes is embarking on a 14-day training camp in Sri Lanka as part of the preparations for the upcoming World Cup tournament this year.

The team, led by Captain Brian Masaba, will engage in seven T20 matches against select sides in the Asian country from Saturday, February 10th to Friday, 23rd February 2024.

Juma Miyagi, recovering from a back injury sustained in April last year, makes a triumphant return to the 15-man squad, while Alpesh Ramjani and Bilal Hassun also secure spots in the final travelling squad.

Notable performances in India earn Fred Achellema, Ronald Lutaaya, and Innocent Mwebaze their places in the team.

Cricket Cranes Interim Head Coach Jackson Ogwang outlined the objectives of the tour stating; “The plan is to give the boys more game time against tougher opposition and fine-tune their skills development. Sri Lanka, much like India, provides an opportunity for our batsmen to face more fast and swing bowlers, crucial for the challenges ahead.”

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The squad, comprising seasoned players and promising talents, will be based in the picturesque city of Galle, utilizing the Galle International Stadium for practice sessions and T20 matches

Cricket Cranes Travelling Team: Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Fred Achellam, Dinesh Nakrani, Frank Nsubuga, Brian Masaba (Captain), Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa, Ronald Lutaaya, Kakuru Cyrus, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassun, Juma Miyagi, Innocent Mwebaze  

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With an intense schedule designed to challenge and refine their skills, the Cricket Cranes aim to soar to new heights in Sri Lanka, setting the stage for a competitive performance in the upcoming World Cup.



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