Uganda U19 girls will be looking forward to represent their country in ICC U19 Girls World Cup Qualifiers stage much like their senior counterparts did in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers in 2018 - Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

With the announcement of the inaugural ICC U19 Girls Cricket World Cup in 2021 in Bangladesh, the regional qualification pathway for the event will be announced in due course of time. However, tournaments at the regional level to start preparing squads for ICC qualifiers are slowly starting to gather pace.

With China hosting the U19 Open Belt & Road Girls tournament earlier in Nov 2019, Uganda Cricket Association had announced that the inaugural Africa U19 Girls tournament will be played from Dec 16th – 21st, 2019. Uganda were supposed to host U19 Girls squads from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda and Botswana in the 5-nation event, with matches to be played across Entebe, Kyambogo and Lugogo ovals.

However, due to unfortunate circumstances, the tournament did not go ahead as planned and has been postponed for the time being. Instead, Uganda will now host Tanzania U19 girls squad for a tri-series event, with the host’s fielding two sides, namely Uganda U19 and Uganda Select from Jan 13th – 17th, 2020. Each team will play against each other in a double round-robin group stage format, before the top 2 teams meet in the final on 17th Jan 2020.

Squads

Uganda U19: Achan Reachel, Akiteng Sarah, Alako Proscovia, Amuge Kevin, Annah Nyapendi, Christine Anayo, Esther Ilukor (Captain), Gloria Obukor, Joy Nakanjako, Mary Akello, Sarah Walaza, Susan Kakai & Teddy Oyella

Uganda Select: Maria Kagoya (Captain), Alochi Brilliant, Beatrice Kanyesige, Biira Sophia, Doreen Alinda, Mildred Anyigo, Janet Nakiranda, Natasha Amenyo, Judith Babirye, Maria Mwesige, Phiona Kulume, Rachel Mutesi,

Uganda U19 Girls Tri-series Schedule

Date Match Venue Time (Local)
13-Jan-20 Uganda U19 vs Uganda Select Kyambogo Oval 10:00 AM
Uganda Select vs Tanzania U19 Kyambogo Oval 2:30 PM
14-Jan-20 Uganda U19 vs Tanzania U19 Kyambogo Oval 10:00 AM
Uganda Select vs Uganda U19 Kyambogo Oval 2:30 PM
16-Jan-20 Tanzania U19 vs Uganda Select Kyambogo Oval 10:00 AM
Uganda U19 vs Tanzania U19 Kyambogo Oval 2:30 PM
17-Jan-20 Final Kyambogo Oval 2:30 PM
Prize Distribution/Closing Ceremony

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