USPA rewards Uganda Cricket for excellence 


Two Federations, Uganda Netball Federation and the Uganda Cricket Association were solely rewarded by the Uganda Sports Press Association(USPA) for a job well done and among those was the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA).

All this went down on à beautiful Saturday evening at the Nile Special USPA Gala at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala as USPA awarded two years (2021 and 2022) of individual and Federation excellence

The local cricket governing body, UCA registered a notable achievements of the year 2022 which was the best run Federation both on and off the oval.

The senior men’s team, Cricket Cranes was a the helm of this excellence with the success collected at both the continental level and regional level from winning the Africa Cup in South Africa to scooping the East African Trophy in Rwanda.

On top of being victorious on the different levels they came out in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe not forgetting the World Cricket Challenge League B series in Kampala.

For the U-19 boys national team, Baby Cricket Cranes, returned to the global stage in the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 event held in the West Indies and also won the ICC Digital Fan Engagement Africa Region award following an outstanding innovative use of digital platforms, campaigns and technology to drive engagement with fans and the wider community.

On the women’s side, the women’s senior team, Victoria Pearls were also winners in the T20 Bilateral Series against Nepal and the Capricorn Series in Namibia.

They also came out on top in the Women’s T20I Tournament against Kenya in December.

All the above achievements and organization show how much work the Federation has injected in on administrative level with its  leaders pushing the Cricket sport in the right direction.

On individual level, Rita Musamali was named female cricket player of the year for 2021 while Dinesh Nakrani was named male cricket player of the year for the same year. 

For Janet Mbabazi, she was named female cricket player of the year for 2022 while the outstanding Riazat Ali Shah took the male’s accolade.

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