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Soroti Cricket Academy gears up to host second annual Girls Schools Cricket Week

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In an extraordinary leap forward, Soroti City is gearing up to host the Girls’ Schools Cricket Week for the second consecutive year, marking a monumental moment for the cricket community.

The announcement unfolded during a pioneering press conference led by Mr. Turinawe Davis, the Development Manager of the Uganda Cricket Association.

Davis Turinawe the development manager UCA sitted Next to standing Felix Musana chairman SCA.

Last year, Soroti Cricket Academy etched its name in history by hosting the Girls Schools Cricket Week outside Kampala for the first time, with the gripping finale witnessing Olila High School clinching victory against Light Senior Secondary School, setting a remarkable benchmark for future tournaments.

Building upon the success of the inaugural event, the Uganda Cricket Association has expanded the tournament’s horizons, adding slots for two additional schools, thus elevating the total participating schools from 14 to 16, with approximately 59 games scheduled to be played.

Mr. Turinawe Davis is currently crafting a meticulous strategy for the selection and dispersal of the two additional schools across various regions, with the aim of nurturing diversity and inclusivity within the tournament.

Set to unfold from the 4th to the 11th of May 2024 at St. Mary’s Girls School in Madera, preparations are well underway, with ground arrangements in full swing.

Anticipation extends beyond the tournament dates, as a girls’ schools league is primed to commence in March, acting as a precursor to the national tournament.

Chairman Felix Musana expressed profound delight in achieving this milestone and pledged to surpass the triumphs of the previous year’s event.

“We are privileged to host the Girls’ Schools Cricket event for the second consecutive year.

Building on last year’s accomplishments, we are steadfast in our commitment to deliver an even more exceptional experience,” remarked Musana.

“It will be very good for us to stay with the trophy here in Soroti,” he added, echoing the sentiment of unity and pride.

The feedback received at the conclusion of last year’s schools week was overwhelmingly positive, leaving no doubt in our minds about bringing back the tournament to Soroti.

We are confident that all participating schools will be thrilled to return to Soroti,” affirmed the Development Manager Uganda Cricket Association Mr Turinawe Davis echoing sentiments of excitement and anticipation.

“Our players are currently in full swing, intensively preparing for the upcoming Girls Schools Cricket event set to be hosted in Soroti,” expressed Epalu Job, Games teacher at Agora SS, highlighting the dedication and fervor of the players.

With preparations in full throttle, Soroti Cricket Academy stands poised to orchestrate yet another unforgettable event, spotlighting the burgeoning talent and passion for cricket among Uganda’s youth.

The expanded tournament and live-streamed matches hold the promise of making this year’s Girls’ Schools Cricket Week a joyous celebration of talent, teamwork, and the sport’s expanding influence beyond conventional cricket bastions.

Following the press conference, the chairman of SCA, Mr. Musana Felix, presented T-shirts to the teachers and media personnels as a token of appreciation for their invaluable contributions to the growth of the game in Soroti.

Teachers and media personnels receiving t-shirts from Chairman SCA

“Thanks to the Uganda Cricket Association for the continued support,” he expressed, acknowledging the collaborative effort in advancing cricket within the region.

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