The Ghana national cricket team, the Black Batters, are set to take on Rwanda in a T20 bilateral series at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda from tomorrow 18th August to 21st August 2021.
The series forms part of the country’s preparations towards the 2021 International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers scheduled to be hosted by Rwanda in October 2021.
“This bilateral series is to prepare both teams towards the ICC and the ACA [African Cricket Association] T20 Qualifiers. I am hearing information that the ICC is coming off in October and fortunately for Ghana the host nation has been changed from South Africa,” revealed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Ghana Cricket Association (GCA), Eugene King.
“Rwanda has been asked to host the ICC Qualifiers, so this bilateral series is going to help the country because they will acquaint themselves with the facilities, the pitch condition and other things before the ICC Qualifiers in October.”
Speaking about the national team’s preparation for the bilateral series King revealed his confidence in the team “This bilateral game is going to spur us to do things better because we’ll be able to know our weakness as that we work on that aspect. So it will make us do better. I see them doing very well.”
The first match of the Rwanda – Ghana T20 bilateral series takes place at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda tomorrow 18th August 2021 at 7:30 GMT.