Uganda Cricket Association have been awarded the hosting rights for ICC World T20 Africa regional finals for qualification towards ICC World T20 2020 global qualifiers in May 2019.
The news was announced by Patricia Kambarami, development officer for ICC Africa region.
Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya have already qualified from the two sub-regional qualifiers held in Nigeria and Rwanda and now await two qualifiers from Group “C” sub-regional qualifiers, to be held in Botswana shortly. Botswana, along with Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, St. Helena, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia will be competing in the 8-nation qualifiers.
Following ICC’s decision to award T20I status to all International matches played with member countries for men’s category effective 01st Jan 2019, all matches in the Africa regional finals will carry official T20I status.
The tournament will be held from 17th – 29th May, 2019 and will see the top 2 team’s from the 6-nation event advance to global qualifiers for 2020 ICC World T20.