On Saturday (October 28); Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, has inaugurated the country’s first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday. This stadium will now be a permanent home for the country. Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda’s capital (Kigali) is a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) ground and cost $1.3 million. The majority of the funds raised by international cricket players eager to see the game take off in Rwanda. The Rwandan Cricket Stadium Foundation was set up by Alby Shale, son of a late British politician and cricket lover who visited Rwanda to do aid work.
During he opening, Kagame said, “We are very happy to have this cricket pavilion and ground built, and by that we remember Christopher Shale, in whose memory this has been built. It is a great pleasure for us to have this facility which will see more young men and women playing and improving their skills. It is also good for us to have partners in the United Kingdom”.
Eric Dusingizimana, the national team captain, helped raise funds for the stadium by setting a Guinness World Record by batting for 51 hours straight in 2016. Rwanda also holds the world record for women after Cathia Uwamahoro, a national team cricket player, became the first woman to bat for 26 hours.