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Takashinga Cricket club welcomes Uganda national team

Takashinga Cricket club welcomes Uganda national team

Story by Anashe Murombedzi

ZIMBABWE’S biggest Cricket club, Takashinga is set to host the Uganda national team for a T20 series in preparations for the ICC men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be penciled for next month in Namibia.

Takashinga has had a bilateral relationship with Uganda Cricket since 2014 and the two have competed against each other almost yearly.

With Uganda preparing for the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier in Namibia next month, the East African country has decided to tour Zimbabwe and compete against Takashinga Cricket club which is made up by the bulk of the Chevrons current and former players.

Jam-packed with national team players Takashinga will host the East African nation for a four-match T20 series that starts this Sunday.

“Takashinga has got good players that feed into the National team so it will be good for them to have an opportunity to play against this opposition, it also has younger players that are coming up so again its that exposure to get this level of competition. This I also an extension of the relationship that we have always had with Uganda Cricket,” said Zimbabwe Director of Cricket, Hamilton Masakadza.

The friendly matches will be played between the 12th, 14th, 15th and 19th of this month at Takashinga Cricket Ground in Highfield.

Zimbabwe will also field an under-25 select side against the visiting Cricket Cranes for two T20 matches.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe and Uganda will join Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and the hosts Namibia at the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier scheduled for the 20th of this month till the 1st of December.

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