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UPDATED: 21:38, March 14, 2007
Ugandan national cricket team coach to quit
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Ugandan cricket coach Henry Okecho has set to resign from his long-time job as the head coach of the national team of the east African country.

Okecho, who has been head coach for the national senior side for the last three years, threw in the towel as soon as he received his appointment letter from Uganda Cricket Association (UCA).

Okecho, also a member of the all-conquering national team that took part in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Toronto, Canada, declined the offer by the new executive to continue with his role.

"Just to let you know that I will not be taking up coaching duties with the national team and I have duly written to the Hon Secretary (Bashir Ansasira) accordingly," said Okecho in a statement, quoted by Daily Monitor on Wednesday.

Actually, Okecho had earlier indicated that he was not happy with the head coach job.

"I am not too happy with the coaching structure so far, and obviously there have been several changes instituted," said Okecho earlier this month.

However, UCA secretary Ansasira said that he hadn't received the letter yet. Okecho has been national coach since 2004 when former Kenyan international Tom Tikolo left.

Uganda national team is expected to take part in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Division Three World Cricket League that is slated for May 27 to July 2 in Australia.

The team will be competing in the tournament along with the Cayman Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, Italy, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania. This tournament will be the first step in Uganda's bid to qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

Source: Xinhua

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