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Uganda set to host ICC Cricket Challenge League B tournament


KAMPALA, May 11 (Xinhua) — The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Uganda to host the ICC Cricket Challenge League B Tournament.

Six teams will take part in the second round of the tournament between June 14 and 28 in Kampala, Uganda.

Uganda was scheduled to host the international tournament earlier this year, but it was postponed due to the Omicron outbreak.

The ICC Cricket Challenge League B, which features Uganda, Hong Kong of China, Jersey, Bermuda, Italy and Kenya, is a qualification pathway for associates to next year’s over-50s World Cup.

The first round of the Challenge League B was hosted by Oman in 2019, in which Uganda won five games out of five to sit at the top of the table. After the second round in Uganda, the final round will be hosted by Jersey from July 28 to August 10, 2022.

Martin Ondeko, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA)’s Chief Executive Officer, made it clear during the tournament’s launch at Speke Resort Munyonyo today that ICC has allowed the audience to watch the matches.

Hamson Obua, Uganda’s State Minister for Sports, said they would increase the financial assistance to cricket in Uganda next year because of the excellent performance.

“We want to conquer Africa before we conquer the World,” added Obua.



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