Friday April 12 2013

Bermuda match very crucial - Karashani

By Darren Allan Kyeyune

Davis Karashani, the captain of the senior men’s national cricket team, cannot stop talking about the fixtures of the ICC Division III Pepsi World Cricket League. “We have a tough opening game,” the 25-year-old all-rounder told Daily Monitor.

“The hosts Bermuda are our first opponents and we know what to expect. We must beat them at all costs if we are to earn promotion to Division II. “ Karashani (pictured) also hinted that the six-nation tournament is a make or break situation for Ugandan cricket. “Its such a big tournament. We don’t want to be there just to make up numbers. We know the prize at stake and we must give identity to our cricket.” Uganda exchanges pleasantries with Bermuda at the National Sports Stadium in Hamilton on April 28.

The bumper schedule indicates that Uganda will take on Nepal on April 29 at Somerset oval, take a rest on April 30 before facing Italy at Hamilton Oval the next day. After another rest day, Uganda is lined up to face United States of America (USA) on May 2 at St. David’s Oval before the last round robin game of the tournament against hard-hitting Oman at Somerset.

“The rest days will help us to refresh for the subsequent matches,” Karashani added.