Rwandan Cricket Sets Sight on Winning Regional World Cup Qualifiers

by | Aug 16, 2021

Rwanda women’s cricket team will be hoping to continue their form ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa regional qualifiers that will take place from the 7-20 of September in Gaborone, Botswana.

The Leonard Nhamburo coached side will be hoping to upset some apple-carts in the 11-nation event as they aim to qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 Women’s World Cup.

As part of the team preparation for the regional qualifiers, they hosted the Kwibuka Memorial Women’s T20 tournament in June, in a five-team tournament that featured Namibia, Kenya, Botswana and Nigeria.

Nhamburo told gsport that their goal is to qualify for the global qualifiers but if they fail to progress for the global their second target is to finish inside the top three.

“The whole goal is to qualify for the global qualifiers, to be the best or to become the top team that will win all games. If we fail to do that our second target is to at least finish inside the top three.”

Since the Kwibuka Memorial Women’s T20 tournament in June, the team only took a one-week break and have been busy playing several games as they focus on specific skills.

Eleven countries which include hosts Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Uganda will compete in the regional competition. The top team will progress to the 2022 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.

 

The Rwandan Women’s Cricket Squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Regional Qualifiers, 7-20 September in Gaborone in Botswana:
Sarah Uwera
Sifa Ingabire
Immacule Muhawenimana
Alice Ikuzwe
Diane Marie Bimenyimana (Captain)
Henriette Ishimwe (Vice captain)
Margueritte Vumiliya
Gisele Ishimwe
Josiane Nyirankundineza
Belyse Murekatete
Cathia Uwamahoro
Antoinette Uwimbabazi
Flora Irakoze
Merveille Uwase

Reserves:
Olive Dusabimana
Josiane Uwimbabazi

 

Photo 1 Caption: Rwanda women’s cricket team will be hoping to continue their form ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa regional qualifiers that will take place from the 7-20 of September in Gaborone, Botswana. Photo: Rwanda Cricket Association (Twitter)

 

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