Uganda to host the Pepsi ICC Africa Division 1 T20 qualifier
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 12:03 PM
Five teams will compete for the top spot at this year's Pepsi ICC T20 qualifier Division 1 week that begins at the National Cricket Stadium in Kampala, Uganda on the 23 of February 2013.
The winning nation along with the runners up and Namibia will represent Africa at the ICC's penultimate round in the U.A.E. The Africa region will thus have three teams playing at the qualifiers in the UAE in 2014.
Kenya and Uganda are experienced campaigners and have competed in the previous ICC qualifying tournaments in Dubai. The Namibian team gained automatic entrance into the 2014 tournament because of their outstanding performance in the last tournament when they lost to Afghanistan and Ireland in the final play offs , thus missing out on a World cup berth in 2012.
The two qualifiers from Division2, Botswana ,the winners of the week and the runners up Tanzania , will have their work cut out for them in Kampala.They both however have a blend of youth and experience and this will auger well for them at the week. Karabo Modise of Botswana, the man of the tournament recipient, will again be at the forefront for his country at this tournament while Tanzania will look to Atish Patwa, a prolific run getter and Benson Nyaikini, best bowler recipient at the Division 2 tournament, to lead them to greater honours