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News: Pathetic Uganda lose 3 dayer to Kenya…..

Kenya 316 & 186-6
Uganda 156 & 95
Kenya won by 251 runs

I think this tells you something that we all already know….. that associates dont really have any depth…… even Kenya, if without 5 of their key players, would end up losing to a full Uganda team……. I think the only way forward for the UCA is to get the 5 missing players back, and make sure that things like this dont happen again….. i still dont understand why Uganda, with all the ICC grant money, and sponsorship, is unable to field a pro team which is always available for national duty………

This series started off a being something which may be the begining of bilateral series between the East Africans, but I think that given Uganda’s performance, Kenya will probably not be too interested in touring them again with their full team……….. but you never know with the Bermuda/Uganda/Kenya triseries coming up in November, if Uganda are able to give a decent performance there, then things may change……….

Categories: Kenya, Uganda
  1. Nishadh Rego
    October 2, 2006 at 3:57 am

    Its got nothing to do with being pro or not..4 of the players were simply dropped…I’m not exactly sure what the situation with Kamyuka was.

  2. Hossain
    October 2, 2006 at 5:22 am

    Rego is probably right, according to Kenya Cricket forum, it was not a money matter, those Ugandan players were dropped because of disciplinary problems.

  3. October 2, 2006 at 10:33 am

    All of them were dropped because of disciplinary problems, becuase they more or less failed to show up for practise when they were asked to……. or were late by a couple of days in doing so…. nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that they were all stuck trying to play cricket and earn a living at it somewhere else……. Thats where they can improve through national contracts to improve availability………

    At least thats my understanding………

  4. Ram
    October 4, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Since the thrashing, some developments which in my view were quite interesting have taken place in Ugandan cricket…UCA has apologized to its stakeholders at a send-off dinner for the Kenyan thrashing and has promised to take necessary steps to improve the standard of cricket in the country….Now this is interesting because this shows that there’s some public following for the game there, which also necessiates the UCA to be accountable….I also feel a measure of their sincerity can be gauged from the UCA’s decision to get the players’ opinion on their poor performances in the stakeholders meeting they’ve called for to take Ugandan cricket forward…Also, such a dinner is likely to get some additional media coverage and public awareness than what a cricket match would which is why I think it was a good PR job by the UCA…However, all said and done, one wonders why UCA still cannot put their players on contracts…

  5. October 4, 2006 at 10:36 am

    The fact that there is public following is obvious from the fact that they had 3-4 sponsors for the U19 team. Plus cricket is on TV in Uganda for the ones who own a TV, where one of the things which has acquired snob status is watching test cricket 🙂

  6. Ram
    October 4, 2006 at 11:42 am

    I think sponsorships are of two kinds: one where the sponsor wants to raise its profile (within a short period) by associating itself with a high-profile event/team/board…the other one is where the sponsor wants to associate itself with a promising sport/board/team so that both of them can mutually raise each other’s profile in the long run…In the case of Ugandan cricket, it seems to be the latter….I don’t think you really need public support for attracting sponsorships for development programs because ultimately that’s what the UCA is trying to do: raising the game’s profile…Even the Chinese are looking at sponsors for their development programs though their cricket is just about a year old…so attracting sponsors in case of Associates may’ve more to do with the potential/promise in the sport over the next 5-10 years, which in turn depends on the respective boards’ efficiency…

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