The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is all set to host the 2nd edition of the Victoria Twenty20 International (T20I) series from the 18th to the 23rd of April at the Lugogo Stadium in Kampala. While defending champions, Zimbabwe will miss the series, alongside hosts, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will feature in the league.
The inaugural edition of the Victoria series was played back in 2019 that featured hosts Uganda, Kenya, and eventually champions Zimbabwe. The series on return doesn’t see the return of defending champions this year due to other commitments. From squads to fixtures, below is all you need to know about the league.
Uganda Women’s Cricket Team
Concy Aweko (C), Janet Mbabazi (VC), Sarah Akiteng, Prosscovia Alako, Irene Alumo, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino (WK), Esther Iloku (WK), Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephani Nampiina, Gloria Obukor
Kenya Women’s Cricket Team
Sharon Juma (C, WK), Queentor Abel, Veronica Abuga, Ruth Achando (WK), Lavendah Idambo, Sylvia Kinyua, Mary Mwangi (WK), Teresia Mwangi, Monicah Ndhambi, Margaret Ngoche, Daisy Njoroge, Mercyline Ochieng, Venasa Ooko, Esther Wachira
Rwanda Women’s Cricket Team
Marie Bimenyimana (C), Sifa Ingabire, Alice Ikuzwe, Rosine Irera, Gisele Ishimwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Belise Murekatete, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Clarisse Uwase, Geovanis Uwase (WK), Merveille Uwase (WK), Sarah Uwera (WK), Margueritte Vumiliya
Tanzania Women’s Cricket Team
Fatuma Kibasu (C), Saumu Hussein, Sophia Jerome, Perice Kamunya, Malizia Kibwana, Aisha Mohamed, Mwapwani Mohamedi, Shufaa Mohamedi (WK), Saum Mtae, Sonia Muya, Hudaa Omary, Tabu Omary, Monica Pascal, Neema Pius, Agnes Qwele, Nasra Saidi, Mwanaidi Swedy, Josephine Ulrik
United Arab Emirates Women’s Cricket Team
Chaya Mughal (C), Jia Bhatia, Kavisha Egodage, Al Maseera Jahangir, Geethika Jyothis, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Esha Oza, Avanee Patil, Theertha Satish (WK), Khushi Sharma, Sanchin Singh, Archara Supriya, Ishitha Zehra
Every team will play 4 games each, with the series set to be played in the round-robin method. Post the league games, the top 2 on the points table will directly advance to the Final.
|18-Apr-2023||Kenya vs United Arab Emirates||9:30 AM|
|Uganda vs Rwanda||1:30 PM|
|19-Apr-2023||Tanzania vs United Arab Emirates||9:30 AM|
|Kenya vs Rwanda||1:30 PM|
|20-Apr-2023||Kenya vs Tanzania||9:30 AM|
|Uganda vs United Arab Emirates||1:30 PM|
|21-Apr-2023||Uganda vs Tanzania||9:30 AM|
|Rwanda vs United Arab Emirates||1:30 PM|
|22-Apr-2023||Uganda vs Kenya||9:30 AM|
|Rwanda vs Tanzania||1:30 PM|
|23-Apr-2023||TBD vs TBD||1:30 PM|
*All games will be played at Lugogo Stadium, Kampala.
(Will be updated in due course)