Suraj Karavadra appointed head coach of Uganda

Suraj Karavadra (middle) © Uganda Cricket

Suraj Karavadra has been appointed the head coach of Uganda for a period of two years, the Uganda Cricket Association announced on Thursday (May 6). He succeeds Michael Ndiko, who was at the helm for the last one and a half years.

“I am very excited to be working with a group of very talented cricketers. My passion has always been for women’s cricket, helping them cross boundaries, become stronger and reach new heights,” said Karavadra on his appointment.

“I want the team to feel inspired, to push boundaries further than ever, and as a team, reach a whole new level of success. I can’t wait to get started, to get to know the team, to dive into the culture, to apply my knowledge and experience and to continue the incredible legacy that The Lady Cricket Cranes have already created.”

Karavadra most recently was the Assistant coach with the women’s side at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club. He’s also worked with the UAE men’s, women’s as well as the u-19 teams in the past.

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“We are happy to appoint Suraj for the position of Head Coach for the women,” said Martin Ondeko, CEO of Uganda Cricket Association.

“He has a lot of experience in working with women. He also has experience in working in different countries and we believe he has the right expertise to make the women’s team a force to reckon with.”

Uganda are set to play the T20 World Cup African Qualifier in Botswana in September. Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are the other sides in the competition. In June 2019, Uganda had posted the highest T20I score against Mali.