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“Uganda Unveils New Coach in Preparation for T20 World Cup Debut”

Uganda’s Cricket Cranes will head into June’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a fresh face at the helm as former India first-class cricketer Abhay Sharma takes charge under a three-year deal. Sharma replaces the departed Laurence Mahatlane, with interim coach Jackson Ogwang remaining as an assistant coach as Uganda gears up for its maiden appearance at the T20 World Cup.

Despite not representing his country at the international level, Sharma boasts an impressive track record with Delhi and Railways in domestic cricket. Additionally, his coaching credentials include roles as a fielding coach for India A and India’s Under 19 team.

Sharma has already landed in Uganda and is enthusiastic about his new role, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to work with the talented Ugandan cricketers. He also expressed his appreciation for the warm reception he has received in Uganda, likening the environment to his homeland of India.

Looking ahead to the T20 World Cup, Uganda finds itself in Group C alongside co-hosts West Indies, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Papua New Guinea. Sharma exudes confidence in his team’s ability to make an impact at the tournament, noting areas of improvement from their previous performances in the African leg of qualification. Despite some missed opportunities, Uganda still secured their spot in the World Cup, showcasing their potential. Sharma believes that with a focus on enhancing game awareness and mental strength, Uganda can compete with the best teams in the world.

Uganda’s campaign in the T20 World Cup kicks off with a match against Afghanistan in Guyana on June 5th.

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