Home Sports Rwandan Ladies Eye Impressive Show In Zimbabwe

Rwandan Ladies Eye Impressive Show In Zimbabwe

by Bonnie Mugabe
4:46 pm

The Rwandan women cricket team seen in a recent tour to Nigeria. They will head to Zimbabwe this week for the 2019 ICC Africa World Cup Qualifiers.

The national women’s cricket team players are shaping up ahead of the 2019 ICC Africa World Cup Qualifiers.

The qualifiers, which are held after every two years, will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe from May 3 to 13, 2019.

The Rwanda senior ladies national cricket team captain Sarah Uwera said recently,

“We are aiming for an impressive performance in ICC Africa World Cup qualifiers. The training is going well. We are working hard to be ready for some really strong teams come May in Zimbabwe,”

Rwanda is drawn in Pool A alongside hosts Zimbabawe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique. Pool B is comprised of Uganda, Kenya, Namibia and Sierra Leone.

Rwanda will open her quest against Nigeria on May 5 while hosts Zimbabwe will be taking on Mozambique. Rwanda will also face Mozambique on May 8; hosts Zimbabwe on May 9 ans finally Tanzania on May 11 respectively.

Rwanda women team player Iriho Veronique seen in a recent tour to Nigeria where she was named the player of the series and best bowler

If they win top honour in the qualifiers to be held at the Old Hararians and Takashinga Cricket Club in Harare, the Rwandan ladies will qualify for the ICC World Championship.

The best two teams from each pool will automatically advance to the second and final round of the qualifiers, from which; only two will secure tickets to the T20 World Cup due in Australia from February 21 to March 8, 2020.

No Rwandan cricket side, club or national team, has ever featured at a world cup event.

Rwanda Women Squad: Ingabire Sifa, Iriho Veronique, Uwera Sarah (Captain), Ishimwe Gisele (Vice Captain), Bimenyimana Marie Diane, Ikuzwe Alice, Nyirankundineza Josiane, Uwamahoro Cathia, Uwimbabazi Antoinette, Vumiliya Margeuritte, Dusabemungu Ishimwe Diane, Mukarurngwa Delphine

 ICC Women’s Qualifier Africa 2019

Group A: Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique and Rwanda

Group B: Uganda, Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone

 Group A Matches

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Zimbabwe vs Mozambique

Nigeria vs Rwanda

 Monday, May 6, 2019

Mozambique vs Nigeria

Tanzania vs Zimbabwe

 Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mozambique vs Rwanda

Nigeria vs Tanzania

 Thursday, May 9, 2019

Rwanda vs Zimbabwe

Tanzania vs Mozambique

 Saturday, May 11, 2019

Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

Rwanda vs Tanzania

 Sunday, May 12 (Final)