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T20 Africa: Continental Cricket Cup launched with Captains photoshoot

by Rose Agwang
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The Continental Cup T20 Africa trophy was officially launched today with the Captains’ photoshoot at the Gymkhana Cricket Ground.

The Cup which bowls off tomorrow will have hosts Kenya take on Rwanda in the morning while Uganda will play Botswana in the afternoon.

The tournament is a preparatory event for the World Cup Regional Qualifiers to be hosted by Namibia in November.

Three of the participating teams namely; Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda will take part in that Qualifier.

At the launch, Cricket Cranes Captain Brian Masaba said them being the highest-ranked nation at the event doesn’t put the team under any pressure.

“We know what our standards are, we know how well we can play, so we must go out there and execute that.”

Rwanda is the least-ranked team in this event but, their captain Clinton Rubagumya says that status is just a ‘plus’ for them.

“The pressure is not on us, but if anyone thinks that just because we are the lowest ranked, they will get easy wins, they’re in for a shock.”

Botswana captain Karabo Mothlanka wants his side to show that it belongs to List A of Associate Cricket.

“All these teams are going for the African Qualifiers. So, it is a chance for us to also put our game out there and say that we also belong there.”

Kenya might be the hosts, but their Captain Rakep Patel asserted that their major goal in this tournament is not to win it.

“Winning this tournament is important, but we are mostly preparing for November, to be consistent enough and win every game we play.”

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