Victoria University will offer ten scholarships to Uganda Cricket Association for every academic year.
This comes after the two entities signed a memorandum of understanding to concrete their relationship.
The signing of the MOU took place on the 6th floor at the University premises on Jinja Road on Tuesday.
Uganda Cricket Chairman Ansasira Bashir said they have been failing to perform well at international stage ‘because of our mental preparedness.’
“Therefore, when Victoria University offered to help us in this area using their resources we couldn’t turn it down.
We look forward to making sure that we grow the relationship to inspire upcoming cricketers and also spur a generation of cricketers that is well educated,” Ansasira said.
In an earlier engaged between the two entities, it was revealed that the university will help with the psychological performance assessment and analysis of the senior men national team.
The association officials said this was unprecedented and that psychosocial analysis important part of the sport. They said this will help players to also prepare for life after playing cricket.
Victoria University vice Chancellor, Assoc Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said a modern sportsman can no longer rely on his physical ability alone.
“As a research university we have resources that can allow us to add value to sports institutions through research on modern performance-enhancing techniques.
Our relationship is also being extended to the top cricketers as well as their immediate family members so that we can have a positive impact on the lives of these players’
The signed MOU has no definite time limit with the agreement in place for as long as both entities want it to continue.
This means that this relationship is binding the institutions together for a very long time.
The initial offer is for 10 scholarships for both girls and boys on a partial basis and on a whole basis for special and exceptional cases.
This relationship offers emerging players who play the game to get a shot at world-class university education while also playing their passion.