Kenya and Uganda in action during ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa regional finals in Uganda - Image by ICC Africa @ICC_Africa (Twitter)

Africa Cricket Association (ACA) have announced that Cricket Kenya (CK) have been awarded the hosting rights for the Africa T20 Cup finals tournament in Nairobi in Sep 2019. All matches will be played with official T20I status and ranking points towards ICC Men’s T20I team rankings.

The top 3 teams qualifying from the regional tournaments (Western and Southern) will join Kenya and Uganda (Eastern) in the 8-nation tournament. Group A will comprise of Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon, while Group B consist’s of Kenya, Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique.

The tournament group stage will be played in a single round-robin format, following which, the top team from each group will contest in the Final of the inaugural edition of ACA Africa T20 Cup. The tournament will provide Kenya with much needed match practice before they take part in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in UAE in Oct/Nov 2019.

Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Botswana were also part of the Africa regional finals for qualification towards T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers earlier this year, from where Kenya and Namibia secured their spots into the Global Qualifiers.

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    • The Tournament will be played in all likelyhood after T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Africa Cricket Association have not officially announced any start date for the tournament and with Kenya slated to take part in the qualifiers warm-up games from Oct 14th, the tournament cannot be held in 14 days flat in Nairobi. The event will happen at a later date.

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