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Tikolo optimistic ahead of ICC T20 World Cup Africa

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Cricket Cranes summoned team
Cricket Cranes summoned team

Uganda Cricket Cranes Head Coach Steve Tikolo is optimistic his charges will put up splendid performance in the forthcoming ICC Men’s Twenty 20 (T20) World Cup Africa Final. Uganda will host the tournament from May 17-25 at the Lugogo and Kyambogo ovals. The hosts will be without bowler Muhammed ‘Afridi’ Irfan, who is serving an ICC suspension following his alleged suspicious bowling during the World Cricket League Division III tournament against USA in September last year. However, Tikolo is confident that the team at hand is capable of delivering success and that he settled for the best as he summoned the team that will be captained by Roger Mukasa. “All the players that were summoned for training were good but zeroed for the best. It was hectic to pick from the squad since everyone was giving his best in training to make the cut,” he noted.  Cricket Cranes need to finish among the top two nations to qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier due in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 11 to November 3 this year. Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana and Botswana are the countries to battle in Kampala.

Cricket Cranes Team:

Roger Mukasa (Cpt), Arnold Otwani, Hamu Kayondo, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Dinesh Nakrani, Riazat Ali Shah, Deus Muhumuza, Rogers Olipa, Charles Waiswa,  Frank Nsubuga, Emmanuel Isaneez, Henry Ssenyondo, Brian Masaba (Vice-captain),  Fred Achelam

Reserves

Jonathan Ssebanja, Simon Ssesazi

Officials

Coach: Steve Tikolo Ogonji, Assistant Coach: Jackson Ogwang Oyuku

Fixtures:

Tournament Fixtures

19 May 2019: Namibia vs. Botswana – 9.30am, Lugogo

19 May 2019: Nigeria vs. Ghana – 9.30am, Kyambogo

19 May 2019: Uganda vs. Kenya – 1.50pm, Lugogo

20 May 2019: Ghana vs. Namibia – 9.30am, Lugogo

May 2019: Kenya vs. Nigeria – 9.30am, Kyambogo

20 May 2019: Uganda vs. Botswana – 1.50pm, Lugogo

21 May 2019: Kenya vs. Ghana – 9.30am, Lugogo

21 May 2019: Namibia vs. Uganda – 9.30am, Kyambogo

21 May 2019: Botswana vs. Nigeria – 1.50pm, Lugogo

22 May 2019: Rest Day

23 May 2019: Nigeria vs. Namibia – 9.30am, Lugogo

23 May 2019: Botswana vs. Kenya – 9.30am, Kyambogo

17 May 2019: Teams Arrival

18 May 2019: Official Practice, Captains Trophy Shoot & Tournament Meeting

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