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News: Uganda bans runaway players for life…

I think the ‘life sentence’ is a little too much. But the Uganda cricket association has to take a tough stance. The problem is that the reasons why both of them probably tried to disappear in Australia were financial, and the threat of not being able to play for Uganda ever again may not be the biggest deterent. After all, these guys were planning NOT to play for Uganda again if they had been successful in their escape.

Uganda lost a couple of good players. Quite sad.

Categories: Uganda
  1. Roland Ilube
    September 27, 2007 at 7:04 am

    It seems that the Uganda Tennis Federation is hedging its bets re Ochan…

    Although it seems harsh, I can understand where the Uganda Cricket authorities are coming from, I believe I mentioned at the time what happened to the West African team in 2001. If players routinely disappear from tours it makes life much more difficult for everyone else, on the other hand, nothing lasts forever, one day reconciliation may come…

  2. farhan
    September 27, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    well sad end for those two talented players , I think UCA have treated them too harshly instead they should have really soft corner for them. nation LIKE uganda can’t afford to lose SUCH talented players.ALL went wrong for UGANDA CRICKET.

  3. Max Martin
    January 25, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I play for the same club as them, West Torrens. They were both from the war torn north of the country and they were orphans from when they were young.

    They are very happy to be in Australia and talk to anyone in the club and once when Jimmy Okello got a run out he started doing backflips in mid air. They have jobs and have their own places. But they are blilliant cricket players.

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