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Uganda Cricket cancels women’s team trip to Kigali, bans domestic events

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Lady Cricket Cranes were flagged off for the Kwibuka Women's International Twenty20 Tournament on Wednesday but won't make the trip. Photo by Eddie Chicco

The Uganda women’s national cricket team, Lady Cricket Cranes won’t be in the mix for the seventh edition of the Kwibuka Women’s International Twenty20.

The tournament is slated for June 4th – 10th in Rwanda, Kigali, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has announced.

Albeit the team being flagged off yesterday and scheduled to travel tonight, the Lady Cricket Cranes who have been a permanent stay in the tournament won’t make the trip to Kigali due to some Covid-19 positive tests within the team’s bio-bubble.

“A comprehensive investigation will be taking place as to how this situation came about. At Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), we pride ourselves in the way we have
managed our Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
We have a proven track record in managing our space as justified by the recent successful senior men’s team – Cricket Cranes’ trip to Windhoek, Namibia for the
Castle Lite Series,” Uganda Cricket said via a press release.

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The association has also banned domestic events until further notice. The affected events include; Twenty2O League, Cricket Cranes, Lady Cricket Cranes and
U19 Boys’ Cricket Cranes training.

“Our plea is that everyone goes into self-isolation for of at least 10 days as we pledge our support,” another part of the press release read, urging everyone to observe standard operating procedures meant to curb the spread of the pandemic.

They also say that they are doing their utmost to both; arrest and manage the situation adding that they will not only
support the offected individuals but also ensure everybody’s safety in the cricket community.

The federation will be meeting the Ministry of Health (MoH), National Council of Sports (NCS) and other relevant authorities to map a way forward.

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