The national men’s cricket team, The Cricket Cranes, flew out of the country on Monday, April 4 ahead of the scheduled five-game series in Namibia.
The Cricket Cranes are preparing for the forthcoming international events slated for June and September this year.
Lawrence Mahatlane, the Cricket Cranes coach, expects the five trial games (which will include two 50-overs and three T20 games) to boost confidence of his boys before they engage in competitive events.
The trip to Namibia comes on the back of the good news that Kansai Plascon (U) Ltd was unveiled as a new sponsor for the Cricket Cranes in a Shs 240 million deal.
Martin Ondeko, the outgoing Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chief executive officer, said their partnership with the paint company is a big incentive to the national team players and coaching staff. Previously, UCA has been footing all the national expenses from training allowances, transport, meals, accommodation to air tickets.