Nigeria women’s cricket team to tour Rwanda for 5 Match T20I series

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The Rwanda national women’s cricket team will meet Nigeria in the bilateral T20 series at Gahanga Cricket Oval, starting from September 4 till Septemeber 7.

The Nigerian Women’s Cricket team is set to arrive in Rwanda on 2nd September.

Emmanuel Byiringiro, the RCA general manager, says that the friendly series will earn both sides ‘invaluable’ match fitness and experience as two emerging cricketing nations while also fighting for ranking points on the global stage.

He added, “The series will prepare the two teams for qualifiers of the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup.”

Nigeria will be under the guidance of a newly-appointed coach, Leonard Oghenekevwe.

Both Rwanda and Nigeria took part in the World Cup T20 qualifiers in Zimbabwe, in May, and gave a good account of themselves. Pitted in the same Group A, Rwanda beat Nigeria by 37 runs.

Squads for Rwanda Women’s National Cricket team

Rwanda: Sarah Uwera (C), Gisele Ishimwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Sifa Ingabire, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirandikumeza, Ishimwe Dusabemungu, Neema Micheline, Cathia Uwamahoro, Divine Igihozo, Immaculate Muhawenimana, Belyse Murekatete, Margueritte Vumiliya, and Delphine Mukarurangwa

Squads for Nigeria Women’s National Cricket team

Samantha Agazuma (C), Agatha Obulor, Blessing Etim, Mary Desmond, Rachael Samson, Taiwo Abdulquari,Salome Sunday, Kehinde Abdulquari, Shakirat Oyewole, Esther Sandy, Blessing Frank, Favour Eseigbe, Omonye Asika, and Fyneface Fate.

Schedule

1st WT20I – 4th September (9.30) – Gahanga International Cricket StadiumKigali

2nd WT20I – 4th September (13.50) – Gahanga International Cricket StadiumKigali

3rd WT20I – 6th September (9.30) – Gahanga International Cricket StadiumKigali

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4th WT20I – 6th September (13.50) – Gahanga International Cricket StadiumKigali

5th WT20I – 7th September (9.30) – Gahanga International Cricket StadiumKigali

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