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The T20 World Cup 2024 is all set to kickstart in the United States of America (USA) and the West Indies in June. Ahead of the tournament, all teams will feature in warm-up matches, with India also playing a solitary warm-up match where they will take on Bangladesh on June 1.

Moreover, the biennial tournament, which will see three new countries make their debut, namely, USA, Canada and Uganda, have a few conditions for the countries to fulfill. Even for that matter, the team jerseys are first approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

To meet the requirements of ICC, the Uganda cricket team were in some trouble and were asked to change the design of the jersey. Although their original jersey was picked from a public competition by the country’s cricket federation, it unfortunately had to be changed. The ICC informed the Uganda Cricket Association to remove the feathered pattern from their sleeves in order to get better view of the sponsors.

“The ICC asked for a change in the design but we didn’t have enough time to make the required changes and had to compromise on the winning design. We lost just about 20 per cent of the original design, but the rest of the design is the same,” Musali Denis, the Uganda Cricket Association’s Public relation Officer was quoted by cricket.com.au.

It is to be noted that the revamped jersey was unveiled in a ceremony before the team’s departure to West Indies. Moreover, with a change in the shirts, the trousers were seen incorporating the pattern. 

Uganda has been placed in Group C of the T20 World Cup 2024 alongside New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. While they will kickstart their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against Afghanistan on June 3 in Guyana, they will appear in two warm-up fixtures, first against Namibia and the second against Scotland. 

Uganda’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad

Brain Masaba (C), Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Cosmos Kyewuta, Dinesh Nakrani, Fred Achelam, Kenneth Waiswa, Alpesh Ramjani, Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassun, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah (vc), Juma Miyaji, Ronak Patel. 

Reserves: Innocent Mwebaze, Ronald Lutaaya