Victoria Pearls Off To ICWC Omtex Academy For Training Tour

The Victoria Pearls travel to the ICWC Omtex Academy for a 12 day training camp as they prepare for the All Africa Games in Ghana and T20 Global World Cup Qualifiers in Dubai. The training tour will run from Feb 21st – March 3rd.

A team of 15 players has been selected for the training tour with some new additions to the side that was successful in December during the qualifiers. Proscovia Alako, Patricia Malemikia and Irene Alumo miss out with Sarah Walaza, Gloria Obukor, Phiona Khulume and Immaculate Nandera making the cut. Immaculate Nandera will be making her maiden appearance for the senior national team.

The Victoria Pearls will be chasing a World Cup slot at the Global T20 World Cup Qualifiers in April in Dubai. Uganda is in the same group as Sri Lanka, USA, Thailand and Scotland, the top two sides will qualify the semifinals with the sides that make it to the finals earning the two available slots to the T20 Women’s World Cup in Bangladesh later in the year.

The Victoria Pearls will also be chasing gold at the All Africa Games in Ghana from March 5th – 13th . Cricket will be featuring at the games for the 1st time, Uganda is in Group B alongside Kenya, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

Training Taking shape at the Lugogo Cricket oval ahead of the travel

“The camp in India is helping us prepare for two in one events, immediately we return from India shall we connect to Ghana for the All Africa Games and thereafter the T20 Global Qualifiers in Dubai. We struggled with our batting in December during the qualifiers and that has been our main focus as a group, we hope to use the experience in India to work on the players techniques to make sure we start to be confident in our batting. The players have the ability but the application has been missing and once we get this sorted we should be able to push for the Gold medal at the All Africa Games and a World Cup place at the qualifiers in Dubai” Head Coach Lawrence Ssematimba.

The cricket cranes captain Brian masaba notes that the training tours are not about the friendly wins but a platform that he believes shall enhance the ability of the cricket cranes to tactfully and mentally match the international standard of their games ahead of the cricket world cup in this top class facilities.

The Team: Consy Aweko (Captain), Janet Mbabazi, Kevin Awino, Immaculate Nakisuyi, Rita Musamali, Stephanie Nampiina, Evelyn Anyipo, Sarah Akiteng, Marisa Ariokot, Lorna Anyait, Phiona Khulume, Gloria Obukor, Sarah Walaza, Esther Iloku, Immaculate Nandera

Officials: Lawrence Ssematimba (Head Coach), Deusdedit Muhumuza (Assistant Coach), Imam Tugume (Physiotherapist), Richard Okia (Team Analyst), Mary Nankinga (Team Manager).

Victoria Pearls Tour To ICWC Omtex Academy
Date Activity Time

22/02/2024 Arrival 10:00
23/02/2024 Practise 10:30
24/02/2024 1st T20 13:30

25/02/2024 2nd T20 Uganda v Zimbabwe 10:30
25/02/2024 3rd T20 Uganda v Zimbabwe 13:30

26/02/2024 Practise 10:30

27/02/2024 4th T20 Uganda v Zimbabwe 10:30
27/02/2024 5th T20 Uganda v Zimbabwe 13:30

28/02/2024 Practise 10:30
29/02/2024 6th T20 13:30

1/3/2024 Practise 10:30
2/3/2024 Practise 10:30

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