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Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country. Gahanga Cricket Stadium in the capital Kigali is built on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) ground and cost $1.3 million (1.1 million euros), …

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Uganda are Africa women’s cricket T20 champions

Uganda ?? beat Zimbabwe ?? by 3wickets ICC Women’s World #WT20 Africa Cricket Qualifiers Windhoek, Namibia | THE INDEPENDENT | Gertrude Candiru was the star with bat and ball as Uganda pulled off a stunning final day perfomance, shocking favourites Zimbabwe to win the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Saturday. Set 100 to win …

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Uganda’s women cricketers beat Kenya in thriller

Today: Uganda ?? vs Zimbabwe ?? ICC Women’s World #WT20 Africa Cricket Qualifiers Windhoek, Namibia | THE NAMIBIAN |  Uganda beat Kenya by five wickets with one ball to spare in a thrilling semifinal match at the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Friday. Kenya posted 89/5 off their 20 overs and in …

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Kumble resigns as India’s head cricket coach

New Delhi, India | AFP |  Anil Kumble has stepped down as India’s head coach after a year-long term that ended with his team’s defeat in the final of the Champions Trophy, the Indian cricket board said Tuesday. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirms that Mr …

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Cricket: Pakistan hailed by media after ‘confounding everyone’

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  Jubilant photographs of Pakistan cricket fans dancing in the streets were plastered all over national newspapers Monday after their eighth-ranked team produced a thrilling win against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final. Pakistan inflicted a massive 180-run defeat upon title-holders and favourites India at …

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Twitter reaction to Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  How Twitter reacted to Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph over rivals India on Sunday: “The biggest thing on display today is @TheRealPCB’s heart. They played with courage and belief. Just an incredible performance by Pakistan.” — Former Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara @KumarSanga2 “Brilliant from …

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