As preparations for the upcoming ICC U19 World Cup Regional Qualifiers gear up, Uganda Cricket Association is sending the national U19 boys cricket team, the Baby Cricket Cranes, to India for a fourteen-day tour.
The team coached by former U19 player Emmanuel Isaneez will leave on Friday 12 May for this tour that will have the boys play five 50 Overs and two T20 games.
As they get set for the trip, Isaneez says it will help his charges gain ‘as much experience as possible’ as they seek to outcompete their opponents in Tanzania.
“We want to gain as much experience as possible so that the boys get to understand the game in a broader perspective,” said Isaneez.
“This will allow them to execute positively during the main event in Tanzania.
“India being a test playing nation, we look to capitalize on that and pick out things to fix our game.”
The tournament proper will be held between 23 and 29 July in Tanzania where Five teams including Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the hosts await Uganda.
Uganda will attempt to make their fourth appearance at the World Cup. 2004, 2006 and recently 2022 are the editions the side took part in.
Seven of the players that played in last year’s edition have been maintained. They include Fahad Mutagana, Ronald Omara, Christopher Kidega, Joseph Baguma, Pius Oloka, Yunus Sowobi and Brian Asaba.
The travelling Squad in full.
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