Former Indian Cricketer Appointed as Uganda’s Head Coach Ahead of T20 World Cup

Former Indian Cricketer Appointed as Uganda’s Head Coach Ahead of T20 World Cup

News by “M.Akash”

On Tuesday, the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) announced the appointment of former Indian first-class cricketer Abhay Sharma as the new head coach of the men’s national team in preparation for the T20 World Cup 2024.

The Cricket Cranes secured their spot in the tournament for the first time and will be among 20 teams competing in the event jointly hosted by the United States and the West Indies starting from June 1.

Sharma’s appointment on a three-year contract was confirmed by the UCA via a statement on its website, highlighting his extensive knowledge and expertise in guiding the Cricket Cranes towards further success.

“The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is delighted to announce the hiring of Abhay Sharma as the new head coach of the senior men’s national team – The Cricket Cranes, following the agreement on a three-year contract,” the statement read.

“With an illustrious career and vast coaching experience, Sharma brings considerable knowledge and expertise to lead the Cricket Cranes into their next phase of triumph.”

Sharma has previously served as a coach for India A, India Under-19s, the Indian women’s cricket team, and the Delhi Ranji Trophy team, as stated by the UCA.

“I am committed to contributing to the team’s ambitions, which include challenging the top-ranked teams in the world during the upcoming World Cup,” said the 54-year-old Sharma in the statement.

“Despite Uganda Cricket’s commendable performance over the past year, there are certain areas, particularly fielding, where we need to enhance our capabilities.”

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