Meet Uganda's Frank Nsubuga, oldest cricketer to play T20 World Cup 2024

The 43-year-old has been part of the cricket fraternity since 1977

Frank Nsubuga of Uganda Frank Nsubuga of Uganda with his teammate Mohammed Irfan | Peter Della Penna

Uganda off-spinner Frank Nsubuga is set to become the oldest cricketer to play in the 2024 edition of the T20 World Cup. The 43-year-old has been part of the cricket fraternity ever since he made his international debut playing for East and Central Africa in the 1997 ICC Trophy, aged just 16.

The veteran campaigner has claimed 55 wickets from 54 T20Is for his side at an average of 16.03. He boasts an impressive Economy rate of 4.79 with the best bowling figures of 3/9, ESPN CricInfo said.

On Monday, the Uganda Cricket Association announced a 15-member squad for the marquee event set to be held in the Americas from June 2, the nation's first-ever appearance in the main round of the competition. Brian Masaba will lead the side, while Riazat Ali Shah has been named his deputy.

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In the Africa Qualifiers, Uganda finished second in the Regional Final, behind Namibia, to seal their berth.

They will get their campaign underway versus Afghanistan on June 3 in Guyana, having been clubbed in Group C, which also includes New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and hosts West Indies.

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Uganda squad: Brian Masaba (c), Riazat Ali Shah (vc), Kenneth Waiswa, Dinesh Nakrani, Frank Nsubuga, Ronak Patel, Roger Mukasa, Cosmas Kyewuta, Bilal Hassun, Fred Achelam, Robinson Obuya, Simon Ssesazi, Henry Ssenyondo, Alpesh Ramjani and Juma Miyaji. Reserve players: Ronald Lutaaya and Innocent Mwebaze.

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