Three Ugandan Cricketers land invitation to play in the Singapore Elite Program

Bilal Hassan, Charles Waiswa, Kenneth Waisswa

Three members of the Cricket Cranes have landed invitations from the Singapore Cricket Association to take part in the extended Singapore Elite Player Performance Program slated to run from February 6 to March 18.

Experienced left arm bowler Charles Waiswa, youngster Kenneth Waiswa and Cricket Cranes captain Roger Mukasa are the three players who have earned this opportunity.

“The Elite Player Series will consist of handpicked players across the Premier League clubs in Singapore including current Singapore representatives, Singapore U19s cricketers and certain players that the SCA feels will contribute to the strength of the Elite Player Series regardless of whether they do or do not qualify to represent Singapore.

“The SCA hopes that by allocating these players across three teams, an extremely competitive playing environment which will test all players involved will be created and that they will be presented with an opportunity to prove themselves against the challenges associated with playing against some of the best cricketers in Singapore,” read a statement from the Singapore Cricket Association.

Roger Mukasa

Roger Mukasa and Charles Waiswa will both play for the SG Crescents while Kenneth Waiswa will be playing for the SG Crismons.

While the first two editions in 2018 were T20 series played over 3-7 days in all, in 2019 the Elite Player Series is going to be a 50 over and T20 Series played over 5 weeks.

50 Over matches will be played as day-night matches over the weekend while the T20 matches will be played under lights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Singapore Association will foot bills for the players’ accommodation plus match fees on match days.

UCA on their part has funded their flights to Singapore plus their living allowances.

The trio will fly out of the country on Saturday afternoon to link up with their teammates ahead of the games that start on February 6.

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