Ugandan Cricketer Pascal Murungi to feature in the Zimbabwe (BMCA) league


Pascal Murungi, a versatile cricketer from Uganda and a member of the Cricket Cranes team, has been offered a chance to play for Bulawayo Athletics Club in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Metropolitan Cricket Association (BMCA) league.

This three-month stint isn’t just a period of time passing by; it’s a significant step in Pascal’s personal growth within the game.

The BMCA league serves as the deciding platform for determining which club from Bulawayo qualifies for the National league.
In sports, every athlete’s journey is a story of persistence, commitment, and sometimes, unexpected opportunities.

Pascal’s opportunity came through his friend Nyakutse Senyo, with crucial support from the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA). This highlights the pivotal role organizations can play in nurturing talent.

Expressing his excitement, Murungi shared, “I feel fortunate to have this opportunity, knowing it will enhance my skills and benefit my country. I’m grateful for the support from the Uganda Cricket Association, which made this possible.”

His leadership journey began when he captained the Baby Cricket Cranes at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies in 2022, later earning a spot in the senior team.

Pascal in Rwanda during the captain’s photo shoot of the Under-19 cricket qualifiers in Kigali in 2021.

His debut with the senior side was on September 15, 2022, in Benoni against Botswana during the Africa Cup T20. Since then, he has participated in about nine tours.

As captain of Nyakasura Cricket Club, Pascal led the team to Division One, where they are currently competing for the second time this season.

Recently, they secured a notable victory against Wanderers Cricket Club in the UCA Men’s League Division One.

Playing in Zimbabwe offers Murungi a valuable opportunity to hone his skills, gain exposure, and gather experience.

For athletes like Pascal, especially from regions with limited resources, international competitions may seem like distant dreams.

However, partnerships like the one between Bulawayo Athletics Club and UCA turn these dreams into tangible opportunities.

Murungi isn’t the only player from the current Cricket Cranes squad to have played in a foreign domestic league.

Pascal during the Cricket Cranes 14 day camp that happened early this year in January in jinja.

Waiswa Kenneth has played for Takashinga 2 in Zimbabwe, while Nsubuga Siraje features in the Rwanda league for Challengers Cricket Club.

This collaboration not only highlights teamwork within the sporting community but also emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and support networks in nurturing talent across borders.

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