Tuesday, 17 February 2015

RCA to train 5000 more cricketers

The newly re-elected Rwanda Cricket Association president, Charles Haba has pledged to put more effort in developing the sport across the country.

The 38-year-old former Right Guards CC player, was returned an opposed as head of RCA, a position he has held since 2000. According to the RCA constitution, the term of office is two years. After his re-election, Haba said that in the previous years, focus was mainly on creating awareness about cricket in the country.

“It is now time to develop the game beyond Kigali. When we started RCA in 2000, cricket had just been introduced here, but today, the number has increased to 5000 cricketers,” he said, adding that their target is to double that number in the next one year.

In addition to Haba, all the other executive committee members including vice president Srinath Vardhineni, Secretary General Emmanuel Byiringiro and Treasurer, Steven Musaale, retained their posts. Meanwhile, a new position of head of women cricket was also created and will be headed by Sonia Uwimana.


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