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It was a sad day for the Uganda Cricket Cranes as they lost to USA at the Entebbe Cricket Oval at the on-going 2017 International Cricket Board ICC World Cricket League Division 3 Championship on Monday.

It was a sad day for the Uganda Cricket Cranes as they lost to USA at the Entebbe Cricket Oval at the on-going 2017 International Cricket Board (ICC) World Cricket League Division 3 Championship on Monday.

The third loss for coach Steve Tikolo's team and failure to book a place in the next stage of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers sent them down to Division 4.


USA batted first to put on 145 runs in 49.5 overs before Uganda chased and collapsed at 132 in 43 overs. USA won by 13 runs to finish secure their stay in Division 3. Naeem Bardai picked the highest number of runs for Uganda (32), while Elmore Hutchinson had 52 for USA.

In the other matches Oman and Canada qualified for the next round of the 2019 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.


Oman beat Malaysia in their last group game to top the six teams, while Canada was second. The two best finishers make it to the next round of the World Cup qualifiers and also go a step higher to Division 2.


"This is a very sweet day because we have worked so hard for months and have finally qualified for Division 2 and also made it to the next round of the World Cup qualifiers," Oman's top batsman Naseem Khushi who picked 77 runs told URN after the game at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

Against Malaysia the Oman team bated first to put on 293/7 in 50 overs, while Malaysia chased and collapsed at 162 in 33.1 overs. Canada won by 131 runs and lead the table with 8 points.


The Canada team that was dominant from the start of the tournament  were disappointed to suffer defeat to Singapore at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval. Singapore batted first to put on 166 in 36.4 overs with Anish Paraam and Chetan Surgawashi picking 58 and 38 runs respectively.

Canada chased and collapsed at 164 runs for 38 overs for Singapore to win by a narrow 2 runs. Rizwan Cheema was Canada's highest scorer with 42 runs. "We did not play well today. We must come all out and play a better game against Oman in the final on Tuesday, said Canada's team selector Henry Osinde.


On Tuesday Canada will face Oman in the final, while Uganda battle Malaysia for 5th and 6th classification match and Singapore take on USA for the 3rd and 4th classification tie. Oman and Canada have now joined other sides in Division 2 like UAE, Scotland, Papau New Guinea, Hong Kong, Kenya, Netherlands, Namibia and Nepal.