The RCA T20 Cup 2023 is all set to get underway on Saturday, April 15 with Right Guards CC taking on Telugu Royals CC at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Kigali.
There are a total of six teams that will be participating in the tournament. These teams are Right Guards CC, Telugu Royals CC, IPRC Kigali CC, Challengers CC, Kigali CC, and Zonic Tigers CC.
As many as 16 matches will be played in this tournament, including the final which is slated to take place on May 13.
All teams will play each other once in a round-robin format with the top two sides at the end of all these games qualifying for the final.
All matches in this tournament will be held at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Kigali in Rwanda.
Organised by the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA), Zonic Tigers won the 2022 RCA T20 Cup after defeating Kigali CC by 58 runs in the final.
RCA T20 Cup 2023 squads
Right Guards CC: Eric Dusingizimana (captain), Orchide Tuyisenge, Taga Dennis Mukama, Will Hammond, Fiston Nsengiyumva (wicketkeeper), Legis Muvunyi (wicketkeeper), Amari Niringiyimana, Bertin Rusagara, Bryson Bugingo, Chance Ibyishaka, Clever Mutuyimana, Emmanuel Awosami, Ezeckiel Muhawenimana, Fredy Ndayisenga, Kevin Irakoze, Aime Nkurayija, Clinton Rububagumya, Issac Okpe
Telugu Royals CC: Irfan Raiyani, Jyothi Basu Ravula, Mallolu Gopi Krishna (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Irfan-I, Munguyiko Aime Souvenir, Ravendra Kumar, Shema Yvan, Cyrus Kakuru, Bosco Tuyizere (wicketkeeper), Samba Shiva Rao Botla (wicketkeeper), Ajay Kumar, Ishimwe Arnold, Narendra Kavuluri, Pasupuleti Lokanandham, Yvan Mitari, Amith Shivabhai Patel, Bharat Nebhwanu, Butt Muhammad Waseem, Joshua Niyonkuru, Mohib Valiyani, Nizar Tharuwale, Ramu Morampudi (captain), Syde Adeel-Haider, Thangellapally Kumar
IPRC Kigali CC: Abimbabazi Eloi-Loic, Jean Pierre-Rukundo, Migisha Bertin, Niyomugabo Isaie, Aime Mucyodusenge (wicketkeeper), Oscar Manishimwe (wicketkeeper), Giraneza Althimon, Iradukunda Jean-Michel, Nsengiyaremye David, Rindiro Blaise-Romeo, Rukundo Confiance, Emile Rukiriza, Eric Kubwimana, Ndayishimye Theophile, Ntwali Thierry, Zirahangaje Francois
Challengers CC: Bob Bashir Songa, Evode Mutuyimana, Sairam Gopalan (wicketkeeper), Simon Sesazi, Didier Ndikubwimana (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Faizal, Praveen Babu-KM, Mohamad Rahimuddin, Siraje Nsubuga, Vijay Singh, Zappy Bimenyimana, Debasis Samal, Don Mugisha, Niyomugaba Eric, Fidele Dusabimana, Hari Babu, Harikrishnan Ramamoorthy, Joel Tuyikorere, Juma Miyagi, Mohammed Mustaq, Nganji Abdallah, Prakash Kalavagadda, Riazat Ali Shah, Robinson Obuya, Srinath Vardhineni, Subhasis Samal, VIP Kumar, Yuvan Vardhineni
Kigali CC: Aamir Abbas, Imran Shabbir, Mazahir Merali, Mehboob Jasat, Muhammad Hanjala, Muhammad Mujtaba, Muhammad Zeeshan, Steven Wabwose, Zaki Hassan (captain), David Uwimana (wicketkeeper), Kazim Patel (wicketkeeper), Ali Muntazir, Asif Kanuga, Faiz Miran, Muhammad Hadi, Nazakat Hussain, Calvin Watuwa, Hammad Ahsan, Hamza Khan, Karasira Charlier, Muhammad Nadir, Nadeem Jagani, Rahim Teli, Shakir Morisiya
Zonic Tigers CC: Brian Asaba, Ivan Thawithemwira (wicketkeeper), Jean-Baptiste Hakizimana, Nziza Jasper, Wilson Niyitanga, Namuhoranye Chris Yussuf (wicketkeeper), Ignace Ntirenganya, Israel Mugisha, Nshimyimana Patrick, Rodrigues Niyomugabo, Steven Ntwali, Uwiduhaye Eric, Daniel Gumyusenge, Kwizera Onesme, Martin Akayezu (captain), Ellie Niyonshuti
Where to watch RCA T20 Cup 2023 live in India?
Live streaming of RCA T20 Cup 2023 matches will be available on the FanCode app and website.
There will be no live telecast of the RCA T20 Cup 2023 on any TV channel in India.
RCA T20 Cup 2023 schedule and live India match times
All timings as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
Saturday, April 15
Right Guards CC vs Telugu Royals - 5:00 PM IST
Sunday, April 16
IPRC Kigali CC vs Challengers CC - 12:45 PM
Kigali CC vs Zonic Tiigers CC - 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 22
Right Guards CC vs IPRC Kigali CC - 12:45 PM
Challengers CC vs Telugu Royals CC - 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 23
IPRC Kigali CC vs Zonic Tigers CC - 12:45 PM
Kigali CC vs Telugu Royals CC - 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 30
Kigali CC vs IPRC Kigali CC - 12:45 PM
Challengers CC vs Right Guards CC - 5:00 PM
Monday, May 1
Right Guards CC vs Zonic Tigers CC - 12:45 PM
Kigali CC vs Challengers CC - 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 6
Zonic Tigers CC vs Telugu Royals CC - 12:45 PM
Right Guards CC vs Kigali CC - 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 7
Challengers CC vs Zonic Tigers CC - 12:45 PM
Saturday, May 13
Final - 12:45 PM
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