15 Dec

The Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) has this week started work on a major upgrade of facilities. The renovation of the ground at Kigali’s Integrated Polytechnic Regional College (IPRC) is aimed at bringing the venue up to international standard, with a view to hosting more bilateral cricket and ICC events (see artist's impression - above).

The IPRC presently has a single astroturf pitch, the ambitious project, estimated to cost around USD$ 100,000, will see three turf pitches and a three-lane net structure installed at the IPRC ground in the first phase, with the second adding a changing room facility, an office and a gym. The current stage is planned to be completed by March 2021, with work slated to begin on the next phase in April. 

Rwanda’s only current international-standard cricket venue is the picturesque Gahanga stadium, which was inaugurated in 2017. In a story from Kigali’s New Times, the RCA’s General Manager Emma Byiringiro emphasised the importance of the new IPRC facility for hosting events: "We have missed out on chances to host international competitions because there was only one cricket facility ready. I hope the new complex will help us attract international teams to participate in our competitions." 

John Stephenson 


#Cricketnews #RCA #IPRC

* The email will not be published on the website.