The inaugural UCA (Uganda Cricket Association) Women’s Elite League tournament will bowl off on Friday 11th running up to Sunday 13th December 2020 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The three-day event will involve two-franchise teams that is; Aziz Damani Hurricanes and Challenger Blizzards
According to the UCA press release, the elite league will involve 30 players carefully selected with a mix of proven players on the ladies cricket cranes side, emerging stars and senior players.
The two franchise teams will play a total of five games on the round robin format.
There will be players from Soroti, Jinja, Masaka and Kampala taking part in the tournament.
‘The purpose of this tournament is to prepare for a long 2021 international season. Some of our best players are in candidate classes and therefore might out on selection for the international game because they have to sit their final exams. We intend to use this tournament to get a big enough squad that can sustain our international engagements next year,” Franklin Najjumba Womens Development Officer Uganda Cricket Association said via a press release.
The players had their mandatory Covid-19 tests done on 8th December at Lugogo before joining their residential camp at the Kololo SSS hostel.
There will be no fans allowed keeping in line with Covid guidelines from Ministry of Health. All the action will be live on the Deep End Sports YouTube Channel.
The tournament is sponsored by Aziz Damani, Metro Tyres, PEPSI and Lato Milk, India Association of Uganda.
The women’s event comes after a successful men’s elite league that saw Aziz Damani Scorpions Captained by Criket Cranes skipper Brian Masaba win the inaugural edition in November this year.
*Aziz Damani Hurricanes;
Barbara Mukankusi, Rachel Ntono, Shubeika Naigaga, Naomi Kayondo (vice-captain), Clare Mushakamba, Shakira Saddick, Janet Nakiranda, Maria Nyende, Christine Anayo, Immaculate Nakisuyi (captain), Evelyn Anyipo, Patricia Malemekia, Lynette Nakato, Consy Aweko, Teddy Ayella.
Damalie Busingye, Leona Babirye, Jennifer Nabwana, Janet Mbabazi (vice-captain), Rita Musamali, Kevin Awino (captain), Stephanie Nampiina, Agnes Abigaba, Esther Kayaga, Carol Namugenyi, Eunice Kobusingye, Irene Alumo, Sarah Walaza, Hope Wanichan, Brenda Nabisalu.