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Cricket: Aziz Damani Scorpions Win Inaugural T20 Elite League

Aziz Damani Scorpions emerged victors of the 2020 Uganda Cricket Association’s inaugural T20 Elite League tournament.

Captained by Brian Masaba, Aziz Damani Scorpions garnered eight points to claim the summit in a round robin one week tournament that took place at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

They edged second placed Royal Varsani Bucks by one point and the Metro Challengers Mambas by three points despite finishing on a disappointing note as the final two days were washed out.

The champions displayed a stunning performance throughout the six days of nonstop action which was evident as Wasim Butt bagged the man of Series and best batsman accolade along with prize money.

“The tournament has been competitive though we had a few close games which were affected at the end by rainfall. But we are happy to get some cricket in and this gives us hope for a possible return of cricket in the Short run,” Aziz Damani captain, Masaba noted.

Man of the Series Wasim Butt bagged Shs. 500,000 prize money and Shs 30,000 for having starred as the best batsman.

Siraje Nsubuga was the best bowler while Jonathan Kizza clinched the best fielder award. Stephen Wabwose emerged as the best wicketkeeper of the maiden tournament.

Eventual winners Aziz Damani received Shs 3m prize money from UCA while all the 14 members of the squad received Hisense phones along with other special incentives from crown beverages.

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The closing ceremony was graced by the Association chairman Ansasira Bashir Badu, CEO Martin Ondeko, Operations manager John Trust Mayeku alongside other tournament sponsors.

Tournament winners 

Champions – Aziz Damani Scorpions

Man of Series – Wasim Butt (Aziz Damani Scorpions)

Best Batsman – Wasim Butt (Aziz Damani Scorpions)

Best Bowler – Nsubuga Sirajje (Royal Varsani Bucks)

Best Fielder – Kiiza Jonathan (Royal Varsani Bucks)

Best Wicket-keeper – Stephen Wabwose (Aziz Damani Scorpions)

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