Uganda Cricket Association has started preparations for the 2022 U19 World Cup in West Indies by inviting a squad of 26 players to work with coaches Ivan Thawithemwira and Robinson Turinawe.
The 26 players were part of an extended squad of over 40 that had started preparations just before the lockdown but due to the limited time available, it’s only ideal that they deal with a small squad.
The team has many players with very little experience of playing any form of international cricket therefore the technical team will need to work very hard on their skills to make sure they can take that single African spot.
The qualifiers were initially scheduled to be hosted by Nigeria but have been rescheduled to be held in Kigali Rwanda from 27th September to 7th October.
Uganda will be competing against Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The qualifiers are played on the 50 over format.
We are going to work in phases and given the history of the team at previous tournaments, so in the 1st phase, we shall work on individual skills, team plan adaptation, and mental toughness. Phase two will be opponent analysis, personal responsibility towards team goals and the third phase will be nutrition and fitness enhancement.Robinson Turinawe, U19 Assistant Coach.
Uganda played at the 2004 and 2006 editions of the U19 World Cup but has failed to make grades since then.
The team will have its training sessions in Entebbe after all players have passed their mandatory Covid tests.
TEAM UGANDA TRAINING SQUAD FOR U19 QUALIFIER 2021
|4||Asiimwe Muhammad Abdallah|
|5||Ategeka Isaac Sanyu|
|15||Musa Majid Rama|