KAMPALA. In order to let the fraternity enjoy the Easter holiday with their families, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has called off several local competitions.
But reigning National Men’s Division One 50-Over League champions Tornado Bee will not be taking any break. The three-time league winners host Afripals - a visiting Kenyan franchise for the first time in as many as six years for an Easter Cricket bonanza. The bulk of the contingent, who will play two Twenty20 matches in Entebbe today and a limited-overs match in Kyambogo tomorrow, comprises 10 junior players from the renown Obuya Cricket Academy (OCA). “Tornado Bee have been friends with the Obuyas since the later’s inception,” skipper Jeremy Kibuukamusoke told SCORE. “After winning the league last year, we visited them in December. So their visit this weekend is a payback as we strengthen our relationship.”
The Obuya brothers David and Kennedy, who represented Kenya at the 2003 World Cup in England are relishing the opportunity available for the OCA youngsters. “This is a perfect opportunity to prepare our youngsters for their ambition to play in the Super League and future national duty if called upon,” said David who has been coaching the team.
He could not shy away from taking a swipe at the national team members, who refused to take up the invitation for the tournament wondering why they have been complaining about lack of action.
VISITING KENYA TEAM: David Obuya, Kennedy Obuya, Tom Ochieng, Joshua Rajulla, David Asiji, Gerard Mwendua, Peter Koech, Protas Asirigwa, Brian Isaya, Steve Biko, Steve Odhiambo, George Owino.
Today at Kyambogo Oval
Tornado Bee vs. Afripals (10am & 3pm)