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Uganda Cricket Cranes need to be at their best against a tricky Oman side at the Kyambogo Oval today when the two sides face-off in the 2017 International Cricket Board ICC World Cricket League Division 3 competition.
Captains of the six nations participating in the ICC competition.
Uganda Cricket Cranes need to be at their best against a tricky Oman side at the Kyambogo Oval today when the two sides face-off in the 2017 International Cricket Board (ICC) World Cricket League Division 3 competition.

After recovering from the opening loss to Canada before they stopped Singapore on Wednesday, the Cricket Cranes must be at their best against the second placed Oman. “We need to go into this match with lots of caution and strong winning mentality,” coach Steve Tikolo told URN.

Arthur Kyobe who is yet to show his prowess on the bat needs to be at his best together with the likes of Arnold Otwani and Shahzad Ukani among others.

The other games on card will see table leaders Canada who have won all their two matches battle Malaysia at the Entebbe Cricket Oval, while Singapore take on USA at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

The best two teams will qualify for slots in Division 2 and also make it to the next round of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

In a related development the International Cricket Council (ICC) launched their “Cricket for Good” outreach programme on Thursday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

The grassroots programmes meant to inspire and take the game to more youngsters attracted had players players from each of the six participating nations joining 60 youngsters and volunteers for a coaching clinic.

“It was great to come here and see the local kids come out here to play cricket,” Fahad Babar, from USA, said.

Dantae Fortune Xander, another one of the excited youngsters said he wants to play like Ugandan stars Roger Mukasa and Frank Nsubuga in future. From the Cricket Cranes' Nsubuga was joined by Jonathan Ssebanja for the clinic.

ICC tournament director Gurjit Singh promised; “the clinic will become a permanent fixture at ICC qualifying tournaments, we will make sure the communities get to interact and learn with the stars.

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