British Deputy High Commissioner to Uganda H.E Louise Ellis hosted Uganda Cricket Association and Marylebone Cricket Club to dinner to bid farewell to the latter after touring and raising the sport’s profile in Uganda.
H.E Louise shined the spotlight on the cricket journey in Uganda and credited MCC for spreading the game and building connections on the continent.
The event was attended by State Minister for Education and Sports in Uganda Peter Ogwang, Uganda Olympic Committee President Donald Rukare, UCA trustees, Victoria Pearls captain Consy Aweko, deputy Janet Mbabazi and Cricket Cranes skippers Brian Masaba plus Deus Muhumuza among others.
“Delighted to host @MCCOfficial and both the @CricketUganda Cricket Cranes and Victoria Pearls to celebrate the end of a successful tour,” H.E Louise posted on her social media.
Hon Peter Ogwang who is also an England Cricket Team fan was thrilled to be part of the event before relaying a message from Minister of Education and Sports and First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Museveni.
I am glad to be here to celebrate the evening with our visitors and the African Champions the Cricket Cranes. We have a luncheon with the President tomorrow where the Cricket Cranes have been invited and whenever the MCC visits again we shall try to make sure we visit the President together. Cricket is has been doing well and we hope that partnerships like these can help the association grow further.Hon Peter Ogwang Minister of State of Sports
H.E Louise received pairs of jerseys from the Victoria Pearls team for the partnership with Uganda Cricket Association.
The MCC will conclude their tour to Uganda with a game against the Chairman’s XI in Entebbe on Thursday.