- For KICC, who took third place behind Tornado Bee and Challengers, Karashani is a big addition to the bowling force that already has veteran Frank Nsubuga.
KAMPALA. With the Tornado Club storm now calm, cricket is slowly beginning to make familiar noise from the oval.
Earlier this week, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) released the fixtures for the forthcoming National Men’s 50-Over League whose season which bowls off with five fixtures this Sunday.
But first, UCA will organise an Awards ceremony at Lugogo right after 2016 Division One champions Tornado Bee have played the National Team Select XI in a friendly match.
But the four-time champions Tornado Bee will face an audacious task in pursuit of a fifth straight title after losing the services of Davis Karashani.
The former Cricket Cranes captain Karashani has crossed to join KICC who begin their season against Charity Trust Fund at Kyambogo Oval on Sunday.
Karashani leaves Tornado Bee having won three straight league titles having joined them in 2014. “This is a big year for our national team,” the 28-year-old told this paper.
“So a new challenge and responsibility wouldn’t be too bad,” said Karashani, also champion with Wanderers (2002) and Premier (2009).
For KICC, who took third place behind Tornado Bee and Challengers, Karashani is a big addition to the bowling force that already has veteran Frank Nsubuga.
“It is a big boost that strengthens our title credentials,” KICC skipper Hanumant Katkar said of the man who managed 96 runs in eight innings and third on the bowling charts with 32 wickets.
“Karashani’s departure is a very big loss,” Tornado Bee captain Jeremy Kibuukamusoke said. Abdallah Lubega has crossed from KICC to fill the void.