One reason why many youngsters ditch cricket for other disciplines is the inability to access the necessary equipment for the gentleman’s game.
Helmets, gloves, balls, bats and bails are costly and maintenance season after season is hard because they wear out easily.
To temporarily solve the problem, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) have always been a key figure in this.
On Friday at Lugogo, UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi handed over different equipment to the 20 clubs that will take part in the National Men’s 50-Over League which bowls off Sunday.
That’s thanks to UCA’s partners boost from Bankstown Cricket Club in Australia.
Each club received four pairs of batting pads, two helmets, three thigh guards, four abdominal guards, four pairs of batting gloves, a pair of keeping pads and gloves. At the event, Ligyalingi announced the launch of the new Division Three tier that will include five teams and will be playing on Saturdays. With Tornado B included, Division One comprises eight teams whose winner is guaranteed Shs5m.
Division Two with seven teams that will battle for the top two slots promotion worth Shs3m in total.
2016 NATIONAL MEN’S LEAGUE
Winner Div.I: Shs5m
Runner-Up Div.I: Shs2m
Winner Div.2: Shs2m
Runner-Up Div.2: Shs1m
Winner Div.3: Shs1m