NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s national women’s cricket team will gain
valuable experience as they lock horns against hosts Rwanda,
Zambia and Uganda in the Kwibuka Cricket for Peace Twenty20
tournament in Kigali.
competition will start from Thursday to Sunday and is organized
to commemorate the victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Cricket Kenya said
on Wednesday the team has completed its preparation and will fly
to Kigali for the event.
Coach Peter Ong’ondo
said the tournament will promote peaceful coexistence under the
theme “Remember, Unite, Renew.” Ong’ondo will not travel with
the Kenya team, leaving the task to his assistant Lameck Onyango.
“The team has
responded well to training during their camp at Sir Ali Muslim
Club in Nairobi, and each player is rearing to go and exhibit
their talent,” Ong’ondo said in Nairobi on Wednesday.
The Kenya team will
jet out on Wednesday night for Kigali.
Uganda will be
represented by a combined schools team with their national side
expected to focus on training ahead of this year’s ICC Women’s
World Twenty20 Qualifiers set for the Netherlands from July 7 to
Uganda faces a
baptism by fire in their tour of Europe as they will come up
against Ireland, Scotland and Thailand in Pool B.
Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates make
the other group with the top two finishers from the tourney
securing a ticket to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the West
Indies from Nov 2-25.