Finally, after a back-and-forth, Tanzania Women’s cricket team have confirmed participation at the Kenya Women’s International T20 Tournament set to bowl off on 13th December.
The highest rated nation in the East African region had been reluctant to take part majorly due to the need to protect their ranking.
Tanzania currently owns the bragging rights in the region as they are the defending champions of the Kwibuka tournament. They won the annual tourney that was held in June with a perfect record, beating everyone including Uganda.
Their appearance is a big plus and a motivation to other nations as it provides an opportunity garner points and better rankings.
Victoria Pearls captain Consy Aweko delights at an opportunity to exert revenge and reclaim the bragging rights in the region.
“Tanzania coming on board excites us. Since they’re the top team, it’s an opportunity for us to earn some points from them. We also want to gauge ourselves against them and see how much we’ve improved since the Rwanda tournament.
“The difference between us and Tanzania back in Rwanda was very small. They beat us only on a few details. We feel we have identified what we didn’t do right. We hope we can rectify that in Kenya, and Tanzania is a perfect opponent to show us whether we have improved.”U
The four-team tournament involving hosts Kenya Uganda, Tanzania and Qatar bowls off on Tuesday, December 13 at the Sikh Grounds in Nairobi.
Uganda will open the tournament against Kenya while Tanzania have Qatar to contend with on the opening day.
Uganda will then face Tanzania on Wednesday.
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