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Uganda ready to host ICC World Cricket League Division Three

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 21st April 2017 05:39 PM

The tournament is mainly supported by ICC and the UCA .

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Uganda Cricket Association chairman Badu Ansasira (left), The CEO/Tournament Director Justine Ligyalingi (centre) and the World Cricket league Local organising committee chairman Paul Kaheru compairing notes during the launch of the event at Lugogo. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

ICC World Cricket League Division Three
23-30 may
Launch of event-

The ICC World Cricket League Division Three is here! and what a great sense of anticipation in the air following the official launch of the global meet Friday in Kampala.

This is Uganda's moment to impress the international cricketing community and perhaps open up more chances of other major events.

Well, the Uganda Cricket Association is leaving nothing to chance as a local organizing committee has been put in place to ensure a smooth flow of the event.

"The ICC entrusted us to host such a huge International event and we will not let them down.There is need to make Uganda proud and stand chances of hosting more events, so this is our moment to impress" said Paul Kaheru, the head of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

 Uganda Cricket association  CEO/Tournament Director Justine Ligyalingi (centre) and the World Cricket league local organising committee members Hanumant Katkar (left) and Ritah Tinka during the official launch

Meanwhile the trophy for the event  arrived Tuesday from the USA.

It should be underscored that Uganda painfully missed out on hosting the similar event in 2014, losing the rights to Malaysia over security reasons.

Following another bid, finally grabbed the opportunity and they can only ensure a worthwhile competition. The backing by the government also played key in ensuring the event comes to the country. AIGP General Duties Andrew Sorowen will be on top of the security of the meet.

The tournament is mainly supported by ICC and the UCA .The government is giving the necessary backup especially the security side of it.

The Local Organising committee includes AIGP General Duties Andrew Sorowen (security), Dr. David Meya (medical), Eric Kamara (Liason), Rita Tinka (catering), Hanumant Katkar(stadia) Martin Ondeko (Transport), Alvin Bagaya (Accomodation) and Innocent Ndawula (Media & communications).

The Cricket Cranes are having a good build up to the tournament with a 4-0 white wash of Kenya in the Easter Series the latest engagement.
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World Cricket League Division Three
Teams                                                                                          
USA, Canada, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore ,Uganda.
Uganda's Fixtures
23 May
Uganda v Canada- Lugogo
24 May
Uganda v Singapore-Entebbe
26 May
Uganda v Oman-Kyambogo
27 May
Uganda v Malaysia-Lugogo oval
29 May
Uganda v USA-Entebbe oval

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