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Rwanda Cricket Association is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Rwanda.[1][2] Its current headquarters is located in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda Cricket Association is Rwanda's representative at the International Cricket Council and is an affiliate member and has been a member of that body since 2003. It is also a member of the African Cricket Association.

Rwanda Cricket Association
SportCricket
JurisdictionNational
Abbreviation(RCA)
AffiliationInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
Rwanda

GroundEdit

Rwanda Cricket Stadium or Kicukiro Oval is the main cricket ground in Kigali. In August 2011, Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation was formed to build and manage, on a not-for-profit basis, the first dedicated international cricket ground in Rwanda. It is located on a 4.5-hectare site on the edge of Kigali, Rwanda's capital.[3]

The charity is run by a team of cricket enthusiasts from the UK Christopher Shale and Rwanda in partnership with the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation.[3] The ground was expected to be completed in 2014.

The construction of Rwanda's first dedicated cricket ground will provide a permanent home for the sport, helping its development and increasing opportunity for thousands of disadvantaged young people.

In 2012, Brian Lara agreed to become one of the patrons. The stadium is also supported by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Andrew Mitchell, Jonathan Agnew, Heather Knight, Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington

FacilitiesEdit

  • An international-standard cricket ground (one Astroturf wicket; several grass wickets)
  • Pavilion (with restaurant, bar and conference facilities)
  • Six cricket nets
  • Modest spectator seating
  • Car parking (c. 80 spaces)
  • Soft (green) landscaping

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gheerbrant, James (14 October 2017). "Cricketers delivering Rwanda from hatred". Retrieved 5 January 2018 – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  2. ^ Hoult, Nick (18 February 2016). "Field of dreams". Retrieved 5 January 2018 – via s.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to Rwanda, where cricket dreams are becoming reality". 2 November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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