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ICC Challenge League B Tournament Launched in Kampala

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The ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League B was on Wednesday 11th May launched at Speke Resort Hotel, Munyonyo in Kampala.

The Challenge League B is a qualification pathway for associates to the 2023 50 over World Cup. It is played over three rounds with the top side after the three rounds moving on to the next round of qualifiers.

There are six nations in Group B including Uganda, Hong Kong, Jersey, Bermuda, Italy and Kenya.

The first round of the Challenge League B was hosted by Oman in 2019 where Uganda came out victorious after winning all the five and now sit three points ahead of Hong Kong at the top of the table.

The second round of the tournament will be hosted by Uganda from June 14th-28th while the the final round will be hosted by Jersey from July 28th- August 10th this year.

It was supposed to be hosted by Uganda early this year but was postponed due to the Omicron outbreak. ICC however, kept faith in Uganda and the nation will now host the round in its Capital City, Kampala.

Speaking at the launch, State Minister for Sports Hamson Obua assured government support towards the event and promised to “do what’s necessary to ensure the tournament is successful.”

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The games will be played at the Lugogo and Kyambogo Cricket Oval. ICC has allowed fans to come to the grounds, therefore fans will be allowed to the various grounds to cheer their team of choice.

Uganda Cricket Association Chairman Michael Nuwagaba stressed their readiness to host and play the visiting nations with a major aim of reciprocating round one exploits.

The local organising committee for the event will be led by UCA board member Mr Paul Kaheeru.

The other members on the committee include Rita Tinka (Hospitality), Arthur Nuwagaba (Accomodation), Benjamin Musoke (Human Resource), Julius Makubuya (Grounds), Denis Buwembo (Medical), Rokani Sylvester (Security), Joshua Mwanja (Transport), Kenneth Mulondo (Accreditation), Richard Okia (Liaison), Denis Musali (Publicity and Media) and Martin Ondeko (Tournament Host).

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