Uganda invite applications for the post of head coach

Uganda team in action ©ICC

Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has invited applications for the position of head coach for the national side for a period of two years. The successful applicant will be responsible for the full time coaching of the senior side and also will be responsible for developing performance programs for training the cricketers.

The appointment will be made in focus with the ICC Africa Region World Qualifier 2021 in Botswana. All the candidates need to have a Level 2 coaching qualification and must have a minimum work experience of four years as a head coach/working with elite teams. Applicants with international coaching experience will be preferred.

Uganda earned T20I status in 2018 and have played 19 T20Is so far, winning ten of them. They are one of the eleven sides in the African Qualifier along with the likes of Namibia and Zimbabwe. In 2017, they qualified for the ICC Women’s T20 Qualifier, 2018 in Netherlands from the region and lost fifth position play-off to Thailand. In 2019, they failed to qualify for the event. Uganda holds the record for the highest team total in the format with their 314 for 2 against Mali in 2019.

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The coach appointed will be give a two-year contract and will be responsible for creation of national framework for developing cricketers and ensuring clear pathways. They will also be expected to work closely with the national selectors, high-performance manager, and development manager. They are also expected to make development programs and structures for the benefit of women’s cricketers.

The candidates are expected to file their applications by February 16.

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