Cricket Cranes off to Sri-Lanka For World Cup Preparations

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David GOMBE

The Cricket Cranes will be visiting Sri-Lanka for a 14 day training camp as they continue to prepare for the World Cup in June in West Indies. Uganda is in Group C alongside hosts West Indies, Afghanistan, New Zealand and PNG.

The team will play seven T20 matches in Sri-Lanka against select sides during their time in Sri-Lanka and will be based in the beautiful city of Galle.

Juma Miyagi has made a good recovery from the back injury that has kept him out since April last year and he is included in the 15 man squad. Alpesh Ramjani and Bilal Hassun who missed the India tour also make the final travelling squad. Fred Achellam, Ronald Lutaaya and Innocent Mwebaze keep their places in the team after putting in solid performances in India.

“The plan is to give the boys more game time against tougher opposition and also to fine tune them in terms of skills development and maintenance ahead of the next phase of our preparations which happen to be T20is. It is also important that we start finding the right combinations by batting and bowling certain players in different situations to test their progress. Sri-Lanka just like India gives the batsmen the opportunity to face more fast and swing bowlers considering that we are gonna face more quicker pacers than we have been facing. – Jackson Ogwang Cricket Cranes Interim Head Coach”

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The 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

Officials: Jackson Ogwang (Head Coach), Tusiime Steve (Team Analyst), Shamim Nassali (Physiotherapist), Emmanuenalla Aroma (S&C Coach), Charles Waiswa (Team Manager).

Cricket Cranes Tour To Sri-Lanka Schedule
Date Activity
10/2/2024 Arrival in Srilanka
11/2/2024 Practise Session , Galle International Stadium
12/2/2024 1st T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
13/02/2024 2nd T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
14/02/2024 Rest Day
15/02/2024 Practise Session , Galle International Stadium
16/02/2024 3rd T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
17/02/2024 4th T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
18/02/2024 5th T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
19/02/2024 Rest Day in Galle
20/02/2024 6th T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
21/02/2024 7th T20 Match, Galle International Stadium
22/02/2024 Rest Day
23/02/2024 Departure

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