Kenya beat Uganda in a high scoring thriller match in the opening game in Africa "B" qualifiers at Gahanga Oval in Kigali - Image by ICC/Getty Images @ICC (Twitter)

International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the schedule for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup Africa regional finals, to be hosted by Uganda Cricket Association from May 19th – 24th, 2019.

Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Namibia and Botswana will compete for the two spots available for qualification from the Africa region into the Global Qualifiers, to be held in Oct/Nov 2019 in UAE. All matches in the regional finals will carry official T20I status and will count towards ranking points in the global T20I team rankings.

Uganda will be hosting a major ICC tournament for the first time since hosting the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in 2017. Cricket Ovals at Lugogo and Kyambogo will be hosting the matches with morning games to start at a scheduled timing of 9:30am and the afternoon game due to start at 1:50pm.

All matches in the qualifiers will be live streamed on the Deep End Sports Media YouTube channel and app.

Squads:

Uganda: Roger Mukasa (Captain), Arnold Otwani, Hamu Kayondo, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Dinesh Nakrani, Riazat Ali Shah, Deus Muhumuza, Rogers Olipa, Charles Waiswa,  Frank Nsubuga, Emmanuel Isaneez, Henry Ssenyondo & Brian Masaba

Kenya: Shem Ngoche (Captain), Irfan Karim, Alex Auma, Dhiren Gondaria, Rakep Patel, Collins Obuya, Nelson Odhiambo, Sachin Bhudiya, Lucas Ndandason, Eugene Odhiambo, Elijah Osoyo, Jasraj Kundi, Pushpak Kerai & Rushabvardhan Patel

Namibia: Stephen Baard, Danie Van Schoor, Jan Izak de Villiers, Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Zhivago Groenewald, Nikolaas Davin, Tangeni Lungameni, Bernard Scholtz, JJ Smit, Christi Viljoen, Karl Birkenstock & Helao Ya France

Nigeria: Ademola Onikoyi (Captain), Sylvester Okpe, Joshua Ayannaike, Chimezie Onwuzilike, Abioye Abiodun, Leke Oyede, Isaac Okpe, Rasheed Abolarin, Daniel Ajekun, Vincent Adewoye, Chima Akachukwu, Isaac Danladi, Yusuf Ovais & Taiwo Mohammed

Botswana: Karabo Mothlanka (Captain), Thatayaone Tshose, Adithya Rangaswamy, Tshepo Phaswana, Tharindu Perera, Mmoloki Mooketsi, Karabo Modise, Mohmednabil Master, Inzimamul Master, Vinoo Balakrishnan, Dhruv Maisuria, James Moses, Reginald Nehonde & Zain Abassi

Ghana: Isaac Aboagye (Captain), Julius Mensah, Godfred Bakiweyem, Simon Ateak, Kofi Bagabena, Vincent Ateak, James Vifah, David Ankrah, Frank Baaleri, Rexford Bakum, Michael Aboagye, Abdulai Mohammed, Daniel Anefie & Gallage Perera

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa regional finals schedule:

Date Match Venue Timing (Local)
19 May 2019 Namibia vs Botswana Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Nigeria vs Ghana Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Uganda vs Kenya Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 1:50PM
20 May 2019 Ghana vs Namibia Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Kenya vs Nigeria Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Uganda vs Botswana Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 1:50PM
21 May 2019 Kenya vs Ghana Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Namibia vs Uganda Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Bostwana vs Nigeria Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 1:50PM
23 May 2019 Nigeria vs Namibia Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Botswana vs Kenya Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Uganda vs Ghana Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 1:50PM
24 May 2019 Namibia vs Kenya Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Ghana vs Botswana Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 9:30AM
Nigeria vs Uganda Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala 1:50PM

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