Kenya seeks Twenty20 cricket World Cup ticket at Africa qualifiers in Kampala
17, (Xinhua/GNA) - Kenya faces a stern test to win one of the two tickets up
for grabs at this year's International Cricket Council (ICC) men's Twenty20
World Cup Africa final qualifiers.
capital Kampala will host the week-long tournament, which starts on May 19-24
with six teams battling it out.
Shem Ngoche says they are under no pressure but will not allow complacency to
creep into his squad, which will come up against Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria,
Ghana and the hosts Uganda.
is united and we hope to merge winners to secure the ticket to T20 World Cup.
This is a best chance foe the local players to showcase their talent and prove
Kenya is still a powerhouse in the sport, especially in Africa," said Ngoche,
Thursday in Nairobi.
departs on Friday to Kampala.
countries will square off in the Africa final as the Road to Australia 2020
continues. The top two nations will secure a place T20 World Cup final
qualifiers in United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is just one step away from the
T20 World Cup-proper," said a statement from ICC.
Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and hosts Uganda came through sub-regional
qualifiers last year to reach the Africa Final where they will face off in a
15-match contest in Kampala playing under the round-robin format, where each
team will play the other.
captain, Karabo Mothlanka told ICC his side has been practicing three times a
had six preparation matches against two different opponents - one being the
Silicon Valley X Factors from the USA and the second being Matableland Tuskers
from Zimbabwe. We are an outsider for qualification but we bring with us the
confidence from the last tournament, so we will definitely be there to give it
a go," said Mothlanka.
finalists in Kampala will book tickets to compete in the ICC men's Twenty20
World Cup qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year from October
11 to Nov. 3.
Final qualifiers will join Papua New Guinea, UAE, Hong Kong of China, Ireland,
Netherlands, Oman, Scotland and Zimbabwe in the global qualifier.
In the UAE, six
teams will qualify for the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup set to be held in Australia.
nine other top-ranked sides - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, New
Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indie s- secured direct
qualification to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020.
Source: GNA Story (https://ghananewsagency.org/sports/kenya-seeks-twenty20-cricket-world-cup-ticket-at-africa-qualifiers-in-kampala--149983)
Published: 2019-05-17 18:32:57
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