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Cricket Cranes Launch New Jersey Ahead of ICC World Cricket League

Uganda will host ICC World cricket league division three

Ahead of the highly anticipated International Cricket Council(ICC) World Cricket League Division three, more about Uganda Cricket team have unveiled a new jersey that that the team will use.

Cricket Cranes will don Black, web Yellow and Red jerseys during the May 23-31 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament unlike previously where it was predominantly yellow with a couple of black and yellow shades and stripes.

Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) and sponsors Mehta Group announced the development worth about $20,000 (Shs72m) on Tuesday at the Lugogo cricket Oval.

“It is a pleasure to be part of the Cricket Cranes. Our company employs over 10,000 people and we own a team (Kolkata Knight Riders) in the Indian Premier League that is in the semi-finals. So we want Cricket Cranes to emulate such success,” said Mehta Group’s Parimal Bhattacharya.

“What we are unveiling today is total class that we got from Australia, England and Pakistan,” said Jeremy Kibuuka Musoke, the UCA Board Member in charge of the National Teams.

Cricket Cranes at the jersey launch on Tuesday

Cricket Cranes at the jersey launch on Tuesday

Musoke believes the colours depict the true image of Uganda and expects a great performance from the players.

“Looking at our team, the youngsters and seniors are blending well. We want that to be reflected in the colours of the jerseys. Red, Yellow and Black represent Uganda,” he added.

Hosts Uganda will compete with five other nations in the ICC World Cricket league division three between 23rd May to 31 May. These include Oman,Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and USA.

The top two teams after a round robin format will earn promotion to World cricket league II.

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Cricket Cranes Squad

Full squad

1. Davis Karashani (Captain)

2. Brian Masaba (Vice-Captain)

3. Frank Nsubuga

4. Henry Ssenyondo

5. Roger Mukasa

6. Arthur Kyobe

7. Hamu Bagenda Kayondo

8. Shazad Kamal

9. Lawrence Ssematimba

10. Otwani Arnold

11. Jonathan Ssebanja

12. Deus Muhumuza

13. Charles Waiswa

14. Irfan Sahibzaba

Reserves

1. David Wabwire

2. Emmanuel Isaneez

3. Llyod Patternot

4. Naeem Bardai.

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