The Lady Cricket Cranes will fly to Harare in the wee hours of Friday to defend their African crown won two years ago in Windhoek, Namibia.

There are ten players from that championship winning team that earned the Lady Cricket Cranes a maiden appearance at the Global qualifiers as African representatives.

The team was flagged off this morning by the Corporate Affairs manager of National Council of Sports Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo at the council headquarters as they bid to qualify for two major events in Harare.

The winners of the tournament have an opportunity to qualify for both the WT20 World Cup in 2020 and the 50 over World Cup.

The 14 ladies will be led by Kevin Awino and assisted by Janet Mbabazi, Micheal Grace Ndiko is the head coach of the side and he will be assisted by Habib Mugalula.

The tournament will run from May 3-15. Uganda put in Group B along with old rivals Kenya, Namibia, and Sierra Leon. Uganda will play its first game on the afternoon of May 5 against Sierraleon, then Namibia and Kenya as the last group game.

Group A has hosts Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Mozambique.

The winners of each group will face off in a final for a winner takes all single slot.

The home team Zimbabwe are favorites going into the tournament and on the back of some serious performances during the Victoria Series where they defeated near rivals Uganda and Kenya hands down.

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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