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Uganda gears up for ICC Cricket League



By Alvin Bagaya

Uganda brought its quest to gain promotion to the ICC Cricket League Division 2 on home turf and opens it in a match against Canada at Lugogo Cricket Oval tomorrow.

In October 2016, side effects the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved Uganda’s bid to host the tournament, sildenafil meaning Oman, price Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and USA will all be in Kampala battling for a place into Division 2 of Hong Kong, Namibia, Nepal, Kenya or Netherlands.

The tournament will be played at Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kyambogo Cricket Oval, and   Entebbe Cricket Oval.

The price of relegation will be a battle for promotion again against Denmark and Bermuda with two of promoted Guernsey, Italy, Qatar, Jersey, Cayman Islands, Vanuatu and Ghana from Division 5.

Ahead of the tournament, Uganda had its preps by routing Kenya 4-0, division challengers Canada went down to Zimbabwe A, Singapore lost to Kenya and beating Kenya Select, Oman beating Malaysia, Malaysia beating Kenya Select and Singapore losing to Kenya.

Coach Steve Tikolo is optimistic that the team led by skipper Davis Arinaitwe will have enough artillery to see it through to Division 2 come May 31.

The weeklong tournament will lay the foundation for the ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

Team squads

 Canada
Coach: Henry Osinde
 Malaysia
Coach: Bilal Asad
 Oman
Coach: Duleep Mendis
 Singapore
Coach: Trevor Chappell
 Uganda
Coach: Steve Tikolo
 United States
Coach: Pubudu Dassanayake

 

DIVISION   RANK   NATION   REGION  
    13   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   ASIA  
    14   SCOTLAND   EUROPE  
    15   PAPUA NEW GUINEA   EAP  
CHAMPIONSHIP   16   HONK KONG   ASIA  
    17   KENYA   AFRICA  
    18   NETHERLANDS   EUROPE  
    19   NAMIBIA   AFRICA  
    20   NEPAL   ASIA  
               
    21   UGANDA   AFRICA  
    22   CANADA   AMERICAS  
DIVISION 3   23   MALAYSIA   ASIA  
    24   SINGAPORE   ASIA  
    25   UNITED STATES   AMERICAS  
    26   OMAN   ASIA  
               
DIVISION 4   27   DENMARK   EUROPE  
    28   BERMUDA   AMERICAS  
               
    29   JERSEY   EUROPE  
    30   ITALY   EUROPE  
DIVISION 5   31   GUERNSEY   EUROPE  
        CAYMAN ISLANDS   AMERICA  
        VANUATU   EAP  
        GHANA   AFRICA  
        QATAR   ASIA

 

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