It’s all system go for the UCA Elite League, Our 1st edition is a product of a lot of careful planning and preparation and we are glad to finally have some cricket.
The elite league will involve our best 45 players in the country who will get to compete against each other. The teams have been carefully selected by our technical team to ensure that the sides are balanced.
The tournament will be played on the T20 basis with two games played per day for six days and a final game on the last day.
We are glad that National Council of Sports has also given us a go ahead to hold the tournament as long as we observe the health guidelines.
The players had their mandatory Covid-19 tests done on 22nd October in Lugogo before they are all put in a bubble.
Our three franchise teams are Royal Varsani BUCKS, MAMBA Challengers and Aziz Damani SCORPIONS.
Aziz Damani Scorpions
Brown Masaba (Captain), Shahzad Kamal, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Wasim Butt, Derrick Bakunzi, Davis Karashani, Steven Wabwose, Calvin Watuwa, Lawrence Ssempijja, Gerald Mubiru, Trevor Bukenya, Innocent Mwebaze, Jaffar Ochaya. Coach; Michael Grace Ndiko
The Royal Varsani
Arnold Otwani (Captain), Deus Muhumuza, Jonathan Kizza, John Gabula, Siraje Nsubuga, Emmanuel Isaanez, Pius Oloka, Aneef Sha, Frank Nsubuga, Robinson Obuya, Jonathan Ssebanja, Simon Ssesazi. Fred Achellam. Robert Ajuna, Simon Peter Oketcho. Coach; Habib Mugalula
Perry Wazombe, Falak Shah, Frank Akankwasa (Captain), Emmanuel Hasahya, Ivan Thawithemwira, Daniel Ruyange Kenneth Waiswa, Rogers Olipa, Lawrence Ssematimba, Henry Ssenyondo, David Wabwire, Cosmas Kyewuta, Afridi Irfan, Sowobi Yunusu. Coach; Jackson Ogwang
We couldn’t do this on our own as an association and we have been very fortunate to have partners that have chosen to take a leap of faith with us. These include;
- PEPSI Cola has come on board as the official supplier of soft drinks for the tournament with an offer of t-shirts, 80 cartoons of water and 16 crates of soda.
- Karveli Restaurant has offered 15 food vouchers for every fan who will be following the tournament online.
- Hisense has offered 15 mobile phones to be awarded to the winning team.
We have offered 3,000,000 for the winning franchise and the Man of Series will take home 500,000. This should be an incentive for the teams and players to give everything in each game.
All players in the tournament will take home a stipend from Uganda Cricket as a daily allowance to each one of them.
All the 13 games will have a live stream on the Cricket Uganda YouTube Channel. The media will have access to all match highlights from our media team. A few journalists will be allowed on match days, but will have to follow strict SOPs to ensure that there is no contact with the players.
For more details about the event, you can contact our media personnel Denis Musali 0782837630/0706053870.