The Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) has appointed former Ugandan international batsman Joshua Mwanja a General Manager with immediate effect.
According to RCA Secretary Genaral Emmanuel Byiringiro, Mwanja beat off stiff competition from six candidates in an "international call for Expression of Interest in the position to RCA's favourite candidate".
Mwanja has been involved with Rwandan cricket since 2010 serving in various positions notably as Under 19 boys' coach, player in the league and advisor. His appointment was announced during a recent RCA general meeting.
His immediate tasks include consolidating Rwanda cricket's brand as the most admired team sport, growth in playing numbers, attracting sponsorship and running RCA like a corporate.
After the announcement, Rwanda Cricket Association president Charles Haba said, "We are all very excited about the coming on board of a highly-skilled and well-respected individual to run Rwandan cricket and we are optimistic of the opportunities that come with his appointment."
The recruitment of a general manager was made possible by a grant from the Africa Office of the International Cricket Council in recognition of strides taken by RCA to develop the game and its plans to take cricket to greater heights.