The national senior women’s cricket team, the Victoria Pearls started their non-residential training on Monday as they fine-tune for the upcoming Kenya Women T20 Invitational tournament.
The tournament which will be played in Kenya is set to bowl on December 12 and end on the 22nd.
The invitational tournament will be the first national team engagement for the girls since the Kwibuka tournament that was held in Rwanda in June.
In a joint training session that involved the cricket cranes, the girls were taken through the strength and conditioning drills.
National team captain Consy Aweko says the girls are excited about the tournament as it presents an opportunity for Uganda to improve on its ICC ranking.
“We are looking forward to the competition and everyone is putting in a shift. Aweko said.
“Our aim is perform in the best way possible so that we improve our ICC ranking.”
At the Kwibuka tournament, the Victoria Pearls were without Irene Alumo, Immaculate Nakisuyi, Stephanie Nampiina, Proscovia Alako and Esther Iloku following their suspension from the national team. The quintet’s suspension was due to disciplinary issues, but they make their return to national team fold and Alumo couldn’t hide her excitement.
Uganda will be joined by Tanzania, Qatar and the hosts Kenya at the tournament.