Cricket: Batball Open Central Edition - Newslibre

Cricket: Batball Open Central Edition

Batball Uganda Limited is a registered entity under the Companies Act of 2012 of Uganda, with objectives to carve pathways for the talent of Uganda through a grassroots-to-global model, based on progressive cricket tournaments aimed at the identification, acceleration, and enrichment of worthy talented individuals in designated regions.

Batball Uganda Limited in partnership with Uganda Cricket Association is organizing a Regional BATBALL OPEN Tournament in Entebbe to recognize talent and supplement the regional infrastructure of Cricket in respective regions with The Central region being the fourth to benefit from this. UCA’s support of the tournament is a demonstration of its commitment to the sustainable development of cricket in the country.

Batball is desirous of regional participation to maximize value creation, value transfer, impact and has an ardent desire to put Entebbe on the global Cricket map.

Batball believes Entebbe and Cricket go a long way, and with this tournament, Entebbe would again come on the Global radar with worthy players going for Global Exchange Programs, International and National U-19 tournaments, and Batball Regionals with greater global impact, viewership, and scope.

The BATBALL OPEN CENTRAL edition, the first of its kind, will run over the weekend of the 18th-19th Day of March,2023 with 9 (nine) matches played at Entebbe Oval and 4 teams constituting top young Cricketing Talent in the region, amidst local crowds as well as TV viewership within Uganda, Africa, and beyond.

The four teams that shall be competing in BATBALL OPEN NORTH EDITION are.

  • Naddibanga
  • Ensega
  • Akasumagizi
  • Kalooli

These names have been derived from those of the birds that are common to the region so that the locals can identify with the teams.

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Four teams will participate in the Batball Central region edition. (Image Credit: Uganda Cricket Association)

The best 16 players of the BATBALL OPEN CENTRAL edition will progress to the next challenge, where they shall meet the respective best players from other regions to compete in BATBALL X later this year.

BATBALL OPEN CENTRAL EDITION is intended to create a social impact tagged ‘FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS’ through various direct and indirect impact activities.

A Local Organizing Committee, soundly led by dynamic Mr. Kaheru Paul has been constituted and will be responsible for running this event.

The tournament is closely working with local partners to help us put on a very good and memorable show and we shall announce the partnerships in due course.

Cricket is simple, fun, and for everyone. This is the atmosphere that will be created during this tournament.

We would like to invite everyone to be part of this experience, which is the first of its kind in the region.

Tournament schedule and fixtures the Batball Central Edition

18th March 2023, Game Day 1

  • Ensega Vs Kalooli – 9:00AM
  • Akasumagizi Vs Naddibanga -10:40AM
  • Ensega Vs Naddibanga -12:20PM
  • Kalooli Vs Akasumagizi -2:30PM
  • Ensega Vs Akasumagizi -4:00PM


19th March 2023, Game Day 2

  • Kalooli Vs Naddibanga -9:00AM
  • Winner 3 Vs Winner 4 (3rd and 4th playoffs)-10:40AM
  • Winner 2 Vs Winner 3 (2nd and 3rd playoffs)- 12:20 PM
  • Winner 1 Vs Winner 2 (Finals)- 3:00 PM

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Author: Moses Echodu

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